Knitted Book Jacket in Gathered by Mollie Makes

UPDATE: This pattern is now available for free on the Mollie Makes website!

As I keep going on about it, many of you will know that I have been working with the best craft magazine out there Mollie Makes over the last few months. They asked me to create tutorials for some of my knits for their equally amazing Ipad App Gathered. So far I have made a bow headband, heart shaped coasters and a knitted book jacket… and there’s more to come!

I love the whole creation process for these tutorials, from picking the right colour of yarn to taking some pretty pictures of the finished project. But what got me really excited last Friday is THIS:

My knitted book jacket features on their latest issue of Gathered! Their pictures always look so amazing, that’s one of the reasons why I love their magazine so much. 

My tutorial shows you how to knit an A5 book jacket and its super cute pocket in 3 steps. It’s a very easy project so let me know if you give it a try!

Issue 27 of Gathered by Mollie Makes is now available to download now.

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Kokoro Coasters

Hi!
It’s about time I post some pics of my newest collections on here! So here is my first collection, 3 sets of heart-shaped coasters in loads of pretty colours. If you’d like to buy one of these sets, simply click on the picture, it will take you to my Etsy shop. You might also have seen those cuties in the Ipad application Gathered for which I created a tutorial – if you have an Ipad and love crafts, get it, it’s amazing! If not, my tutorial is also now available on Mollie Makes’s website.
“Kokoro” means “heart” in Japanese (in case you didn’t know yet, I love Japan – giving my knits a Japanese name is a way of combining two things I love).
These cute coasters were knitted with chunky yarn 51% wool 49% acrylic .
The 4 coasters are wrapped together using red and white checked ribbon and make a perfect gift :)

Size approx. 12x14cm.
Machine Washable. Wool Wash. 30⁰c.

 

Suta Hair Clips

I’ve been a bit slow in posting the collections I’ve created so far this year but I’m catching up! 
I LOVE bows. They’re my favourite thing to make, so don’t be surprised if they keep popping up on this blog.  For the Sutā (‘star’ in Japanese) Hair Clips Collection, I have used bright colours of merino wool and clips as well as tiny gunmetal star studs. 
Each hair clip measures approx. 5.5 x 5 cm.
You can find these super cute hair clips in my Etsy shop – some have gone already so be quick!
 
 
There will be more studded knits coming up in the next few months so watch this space!

Eliza’s floppy bunny ears hat

This is the first of (hopefully) many posts about your special orders – in the meantime you can check out some of last year’s special knits here. I love when people ask me to knit something very original, it can be tricky to bring their idea to life but I always try my best to make it happen. Because nothing makes me happier than making my customers happy :)
My good friend Ollie just became a daddy. Ollie and his lovely wife Nichola found a really cute picture of a baby in a fluffy bunny hat. They asked me if I could knit a similar one for their little girl Eliza – challenge accepted! I looked for super fluffy wool and created the hat as I went without a pattern. I received some very clear instructions: the ears had to be very big and long.
Meet Eliza and her floppy bunny ears hat – WARNING: cuteness overload!

Considering how super popular this hat has become, I have decided to make some more. I’m currently working on different designs… Watch this space!

Bow Headband

 I’m very excited to share with you my first ever published knitting tutorial! I was asked by Gathered to create a step-by-step guide for one of my bow headbands. I really enjoyed doing this, and there are more on the way! Hope you like it, please let me know if you give it a try :)Make sure you download the issue 14 of Gathered for the full tutorial including step-by-step pics!To buy this lovely headband in different colour combos, visit my Etsy shop.

 

UPDATE: You can now get this pattern for free HERE! Happy Knitting :)

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