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My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in ...
My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in other things until I was older. When I was 21, I found myself at a houseparty, and one of the girls there had a bag of knitting. I thought it was so cool, I made her remind me there and then, and since that evening Ive been hooked. I love the whole process of buying a ball of yarn and turning it into a beautiful garment.
Ive been blogging since 2008 about life, art and things I have been making and selling, and I have been designing for the last couple of years. I trained in pattern cutting and dressmaking and found that the skills I learnt developed into an urge to design knitwear.
Im currently putting patterns together my first book, some of which you can buy here or on my website. I also have a Ravelry group where people can share pictures of my designs, I would love for you to join!
You can connect with me on Twitter, see what inspires me on Pinterest, and follow my blog at www.buttonsandbeeswax.com
This pattern is the adult version of Elana's Corkscrew Beanie - a childs hat I designed from aged newborn to aged 10. A few knitters have mentioned it might be nice in adult sizes too so here it is!
This is an easy pattern that is great for a first "knit and purl" project and will get you working in the round as well. For those of you more experienced, it's a fun knit that can be completed in just a few evenings.
The result is a really snug, cosy beanie hat that swirls all the way to the top.
16 sts and 23 rows per 10cm/4" in stocking stitch, knit flat on 5.5mm (US9) needles.
170 yards of Chunky weight