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
I was after a hat last summer that would be nice for camping, but not too warm. I liked the idea of doing something lacy, but the yarn I had was dk wool. It had been sat in my stash box for a couple of years and I kept squishing it, wondering what the right project was! I think this design suits the yarn really well, I love the slight colour change you can see in the dye in certain lights.
There is also a matching pattern for fingerless mitts, and a cowl. If you go to my library there is a discount on the set. Enjoy!
Size and Gauge:
As each size is knitted on different size needles, please ensure that you obtain the correct gauge for the size required in order to acheive the correct fit. All gauges are per 10cm/4" in stocking stitch knit flat.
28 sts and 40 rows on 3.5mm (US4) needles
25 sts and 39 rows on 4mm (US5) needles
23sts and 35 rows on 4.5 (US6)needles
300 yards of DK weight