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I am always so relieved when January is over and spring is on its way. I always find my energy levels are pretty low in January. I do try to hibernate as much as possible ...... lots of knitting happens though!
So this January I prepared my Little Pickle Knits spring knitting patterns, ready for your spring projects.
You may remember my spring beanie patterns that were released last year using Rowan's Wool Cotton 4 Ply. As Rowan have recently discontinued this yarn I have been busy re-writing these patterns to work with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I am really happy with the results. All the knits below are knitted with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. These PDF patterns are now complete and ready to buy.
As you will see I have also added some new knitting patterns to the spring collection. My aim was to design cosy knits that have a fresh, uplifting spring look. Perfect for crisp spring days! I hope you like them too.
So to celebrate that spring is on it's way I am offering 25% OFF all the knitting patterns in my SPRING OFFERS! category.
Just add SPRING17 at the checkout to claim your discount.
This offer only applies to knitting patterns purchased via lindawhaley.co.uk
PS...... As always, please do send any photos of your little ones wearing your spring knits as I would soooooooo love to see them!
Happy Spring Knitting!
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Happy New year to you all! A little late I know, but this is the first opportunity I have had to sit down and write my blog. I hope you are all snuggled up in some fab winter woolies!
December normally calms down but you were obviously still busy knitting Christmas gifts right through to the last minute in December. I hope they were wrapped and under the tree in time :)
As I only have a snippet of time I just thought I would show you my updated Little Hearts Pixie Beanie, as February is looming.
I wanted to simplify this design to make it more contemporary and quirky rather than pretty. I hope you like it.
This hat is worked in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Baby Pink and Ruby. It also has additional sizes from 6-8lbs right up to 5 years.
If you have already purchased the original Little Heart Pixie Beanie pattern and would like the updated version, just email your receipt of purchase and I will send the new pattern with my compliments.
Best go now the kids are back!
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So it's almost December, so where did that year go?
I always try to stop designing and pattern writing by the end of November so there is a little space in my head and in my day for Christmas preparations. I just chatted to a lovely friend today who said she always finishes her Christmas shopping by the 1st of December so that she can relax and enjoy the run up to Christmas ... Ok, so I am well and truly behind! Maybe next year?
I hope you have all been enjoying my new Little Pickle Knits knitting patterns this year. I am so pleased that so many of you are loving my new aviator hat. I chose to pop Little Cars, Little Hedgehogs, Little Badgers and a Christmas Snowflake onto these hats. There is also a simple stripe which is great for newer knitters who haven't tackled Intarsia yet, Stripes are also a great stash buster and will help you to use up some of your left over yarn from other Little Pickle Knits. You can find all of these aviator hat knitting patterns in Whats New!
I have also added additional sizes to these new hats with instructions from 6-8lbs through to 9 years. I just had to increase the sizing so my son wouldn't miss out this winter.
As mentioned in my last blog I have also added a fingerless mittens PDF pattern to the collection, as my children love to wear them. These simple to knit mittens are worked flat and seamed. This design is currently available with snowflake and heart pictures ... other pictures will appear in the new year, I have some fun boys pictures in the pipeline!
Another recent addition to my Little Pickle Knits collection this year was this Little Red Bus Tank for little boys, which I think they will love to wear. Do send in any photos of your little ones in this tank if you take any, as I would so love to see them :)
Oh yes...I also have some sweet Little Pickle Knits socks on their way in the new year!
Bye for now
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It's been a while since my last blog... I feel I'm only just coming up for air as the last few months have been exceptionally busy, I can't believe its almost December!
I have noticed my festive knitting patterns whirling their way over to lots of you since September. You are far more organised with your Christmas gifts than I am! I plan to knit a few little hand knit gifts in December....ssssh I can't say what they will be though.
If you have any time left in your Christmas knitting schedule, I have a new knitting pattern category where you can find lots of 'Christmas Knits
My Little Pickle Knits collection has a new Snowflake Aviator, some new festive fingerless mittens, and due to lots of requests, my Little Reindeer Tank now has instructions for newborn up to 4 years.
Oh yes....and all my festive patterns in my Christmas Knits category have a 20% DISCOUNT by using the discount code JINGLE BELLS at the checkout.
I best go for now but I will post again in the next day or so as I have lots more to tell you.