There are many things that make me feel old, but I felt ancient today when I realised that Knit Now magazine is almost at 100 issues, and I had a pattern published way back in Issue 1! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun. That pattern was the Snowflake Baby Set, and it’s reprinted in the upcoming Issue 94 and can be seen on the cover in the picture below. It’s a cute little set of cardigan, hat and mitts, sized to fit babies and toddlers from 0-3yrs. It features a stranded snowflake design, but it’s very simple and ideal for beginners to colourwork.
I love to design colourwork patterns almost as much as I love to knit them, and Issue 94 also features another two of my stranded knitting designs. The first is the Spruce Hat, a fair isle hat in four sizes. It’s knitted in Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4ply, which is an ideal yarn for accessories such as socks, hats and mitts. It knits up so nicely with great stitch definition, and has a good range of colours. The hat will fit head sizes from 46-56cm, so you could make matching winter hats for all the family!
Finally, this issue comes with a festive yarn kit, and I designed a wee baby set with this in mind. The Baby Elf hat and mitts come in two sizes, to fit babies from birth to 1 year. They feature Christmas motifs, simple geometric patterns and stripes, and would be a great quick gift knit.
You can get your copy of Knit Now in most supermarkets and good newsagents from 4th October onwards! All photos featured on this blog are from the magazine.