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  • NEW PATTERN! Posted on 09 February 2016

    My Mr Fox Tank knitting pattern is now available to buy. Look in WHAT'S NEW! to find it. Easy to read instructions from newborn to 3-4 years.
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  • Hi there

    We've had some beautiful sunny days here in Oxfordshire this week. Still pretty 'nippy' but it really does feel like Spring is just around the corner.

    As mentioned in my last post, I have been working on some lightweight baby hats for my Little Pickle Knits collection. The colours are fresh and cool with pretty floral accents which i feel are perfect for the Spring. 

    Here is my 'Little Daisy Flower' beanie which is shown here in Rowan Wool Cotton 4ply. I have used 'Celanden', a soft duck egg blue with 'Antique' and 'Butter'.

    You can find both my 'Little Daisy Flower' beanie and my 'Little Tulip' beanie PDF knitting patterns in What's New!

    These little newborn beanies shown here each took one evening to knit so there is easily time to knit some for this Spring.

    I have another couple of Spring beanies just going through final pattern checking.... so do pop back again very soon.

    Happy knitting!

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    I'm so looking forward to spring..... not long now!

    I've been working on some floral beanies for my Little Pickle Knits collection. They are soft and lightweight and perfect for little girls on a Spring day.

    Here's a sneaky peek at my 'Little Tulip' pixie beanie. This beanie is knitted in Rowan's Wool Cotton 4ply. Colours Antique, Dark Lime, Flower and Petal

    These PDF knitting patterns are for little girls from newborn to 5 years.

    These new patterns are just going through final pattern checks and this pretty baby beanie is scheduled to be released this week.

    I'll keep you posted!

    Happy knitting!

    Linda Whaley

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    Boy or girl? 12 February 2016 | Comments (0)

    Hi there

    Just posting another design from my Cherish collection commissioned by Rowan. This unisex boat neck sweater is knitted in Rowan's Summerlite 4ply

    I have so many customers tell me that they make the decision to knit both boys and girls newborn gifts ahead of the baby's birth as they so want to give their beautiful handknits to mum as soon as the baby is born.
    .... So I decided to include this unisex sweater into my Cherish collection in the hope it will help.  This sweater looks great in this unisex soft neutral 'Washed Linen' shade and can be knitted ahead of the baby arriving. The patternwork on the sleeves and welt are swiss darned additions to the finished sweater and can be added in boy or girl colours of your choice once the little bundle has arrived. Problem solved! The two colours shown in the diamond patternwork here are 'Steel Grey' and 'Duck Egg',  I also sampled the a girls version in 'Steel Grey' and 'Blushes' (pink) which I also loved.

    The envelope neck has a button opening on each shoulder for easy dressing.

    I think this 4ply weight is a perfect layer for little ones in the spring and summer months. This was the weight I always reached for when my children were little.

    If you are tempted to buy the book......visit Rowan's website for more information and a full list of stockists.

    I'll show you some other designs from this book very soon.

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    ....Yay!....my Mr Fox Tank knitting pattern has just been released.
    I started designing a few Little Pickle Knits garments at the beginning of last year, but they were put on hold whilst I was designing my two Rowan collections. I have been busy working on them again for the last few months and I'm so excited that another of my tank patterns is now available for you to enjoy.

    I hope you like it.

    As the previerw of this design had such a great reaction and lots of requests for larger sizes I have extended the sizing from newborn through to 3-4 years.
    ....I wish my little boy was still small enough to wear Mr Fox.

    This Mr Fox Tank is knitted in Bergere De France 'Caline', a soft machine washable 4ply wool acrylic mix on 3.25mm needles. Choose this or another 4ply yarn of your choice.

    Best go and pick up those knitting needles!

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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