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  • Unwind & Loop Posted on 15 February 2018

    I thought it would be fun to start a knit club. The first monthly get together is this Saturday afternoon. Come along with your own project, relax, chat, drink coffee... and eat cake! To find out more click on my WORKSHOPS & KNIT CLUB tab.
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  • Hi there

    As promised, I am just writing to let you know that some Little Pickle Knits socks are here! You can find them all in  WHAT'S NEW!

    Little Baa Baa Baby Socks

    Little Tulip Baby Socks

    Little Heart Baby socks

    Little Duckling Baby Socks

    The socks shown in this post have been knitted flat and seamed and the pictures have been worked in intarsia.
    If you haven't tried intarsia these little socks would be a simple first project for you. 

    Reverse side of intarsia knit

    This pattern has instructions for both flat knitting on single pointed needles and in the round on dpns. 
    If you do choose to knit these little baby socks in the round, you will Swiss darn (duplicate stitch) the pictures onto your socks after knitting instead of working in intarsia. 

    Swiss darning the picture knit is also an easy option for new knitters! 

    Swiss darning after knitting

    I have designed these socks with a super simple heel turn, no wrapped stitches, and using the little eyelet as a design detail. If you are new to sock knitting these could be the socks for you!
    Experienced sock knitters can of course choose to wrap the stitches at the heel turn if preferred.  

    I hope you love my Little Pickle Knit baby socks.

    Oh yes, I almost forgot to say......  my Little Cars Baby Socks  and Little Robins Baby Socks are next!

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    I am soooo excited about my new Little Pickle Knits baby socks that I couldn't keep them quiet any longer. 

    I have designed a few little pairs of socks to co-ordinate with other designs in my Little Pickle Knits collection. These new knitting patterns are just going through their final checks and should be available to purchase by the end of next week! 

    Here's a little sneaky peek at some of the designs!

    I think these little socks would be a perfect newborn gift.

    I have so enjoyed designing these little socks. I really hope you love them too!

    I'll keep you posted.

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    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


    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!

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    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!

    Linda Whaley

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