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  • Hi there

    It's been soooo long since my last post.  Both work and home life have been super busy so far this year.  Two days before Christmas our family of four.... grew into a family of five when an adorable little puppy, Freya, bounded into our lives.  She does keep us very busy! With it comes lots of fun and laughter ....and the most excited greetings you could imagine every time we come through the door.  Freya isn't at all interested in wool and needles which is a huge relief! 

    Work has been busy too. As you may already know,  I have been running hand knit workshops at a lovely makers studio in Oxfordshire.  I have really enjoyed meeting some very lovely ladies, who I hope have gone away inspired and ready to knit...knit...knit! 

    As always I have been quietly designing lots of new things for you to knit.....oooh and crochet!  Yes..... as well as lots of new knitting patterns I have some simple crochet patterns in the pipeline, which I hope you will love too!  I will be busy completing and releasing lots of these new patterns over the summer months, in time for your Autumn/Winter projects :) 

    Here are two new patterns that have been released this month:

    my Eden Cabled Aviator worked in DK on 4mm needles

    ....and my Jasper Blanket, a square blanket worked in DK on 4mm needles. This blanket is super simple and perfect for new knitters!
    I have included instructions for two sizes:
    A baby blanket  and a large throw for your sofa.

    I hope you love them!

    Better go now....the puppy needs a walk...... but I will post again soon.

    Happy Knitting!

    Linda Whaley

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    Happy 2018! 04 January 2018 | Comments (0)

    Happy New year to you all!

    I can't believe that another year has gone by.  2017 was another very busy year for my little hand knit business.  I absolutely love spending my days designing, knitting and writing my patterns. So I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you as it wouldn't be possible without the loyalty and support of my lovely customers.  I really hope you love knitting my designs as much as I enjoy designing them.

    The end of 2017 brought a new expansion to my business as  I started hand knit workshops at a lovely textile makers studio in Witney Oxfordshire.  I have loved getting out of my own  studio and sharing this wonderful craft,  I have also made some lovely new friends with this new venture and look forward to holding more workshops in 2018.

     I hope you all have a happy and healthy 2018

    Happy Knitting!

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    I'm just getting all these beautiful colours together for my Cabled Bobble Hat Workshop in Witney Oxfordshire tomorrow morning

    Keen to join us?...Choose to knit either my Oscar Bobble Hat or my Autumn Bobble Hat.

    The printed knitting pattern and 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran are included and availalbe at the workshop. Which colour would you choose?

    These two bobble hats patterns have lots of sizes to choose from - newborn right through to adult. Oooh you could have a really indulgent morning knitting one for yourself. A bobble hat would alsobe a great handmade Christmas gift.

    New knitters are very welcome! If you can cast on, knit and purl, you will be able to knit this cable knit hat with my help.

    Here is a little FESTIVE GIFT TO YOU...Use the code Bobble10 at the checkout to get £10.00 OFF this workshop.  To find out more and to book your place click here

    You can also send a message if you have any further questions as I am always happy to help.

    Knitting, coffee and cake....a perfect Saturday morning!

    Bye for now

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    I realise its been so long since I last popped a blog post out to you. Work has yet again been sooo busy, and very exciting!

    I spent the summer designing some new hand knits. The first to be launched was my cosy  Oscar Cabled PomPom Hat  knitted in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I have shown this hat in pale cool, icey colours that are perfect for my Pure Hand Knits collection.

    Just incase you are wondering... this hat has instructions from newborn right through to adult sizes. oooh!...the whole family can have matching hats!


    I am also really excited to tell you that I have just launched my Kristin Bobble Hat

    This textured snowflake hat may looked complicated, but it is really simple and the perfect project for a new knitter.  This hat is knitted in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK in Duck Egg and White. This pattern also has lots of sizes!!  Newborn right through to Adult again. Oh yes both of these patterns also have both flat and seamed and in the round instructions. So much choice!

    I best go now, but I do still have lots to tell you and will make time to write some more blog posts over the next few days.

    Bye for now

    Linda Whaley

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