Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Knitting Pattern Releases: Constantine Hat and Mittens

The Constantine hat and mittens set were designed at Constantine Bay, Cornwall, while I sat knitting on the beach watching my beau surfing in the sea. I’d already got the yarn and made a few swatches, and decided on this pattern as the cables reminded me of ripples in the sand.

The hat, suitable for both men and women, is available in three different sizes; small (approx 53-56cm/21-22.5”), medium (approx 57-59cm/22.5-23.5”) and large (approx 60-62cm/23.5-24.4”) and is knitted on 5mm needles.

It knits up within a couple of days and the pattern is quite memorable, however, there is also a chart for those of you that prefer and instructions for left and right handed knitters.  Without the pompom it makes a really cute beanie hat.

The mittens come in four different sizes – small (19cm/7.5” around palm), medium (20.5cm/8” around palm), large (23cm/9” around palm) and x large (25.5cm/10” around palm). Also unisex, these mitts are really cosy as the cables thicken the fabric to keep your hands snug.

Both knitting patterns are for sale individually or as part of a discounted set.
Please see here for full details on the hat knitting pattern
and here for more information on the mittens knitting pattern.

Pattern Gift Vouchers For Your Knitting Buddies

Just a short post today..

It dawned on me yesterday that it might be nice to offer something for those of you with knitty friends, that want to get a gift but might not know which pattern/s to buy for them. It’s hard to know what sort of thing someone might like to knit, especially if you have no idea what’s in their stash or what their skill level might be.

So I’ve created some gift vouchers, just in time for Christmas 🙂

When you click on a voucher you will be taken to Paypal, and when complete, redirected to a voucher you can print off for your friend or relative.  The voucher contains a code which they can enter at checkout either through Ravelry, or through the knitting patterns page after they find something they like and select “add to cart”.  The free pattern gift voucher costs £3.50 and is valid for all patterns except the Nordic Lace Set, which is a 3 pattern bundle.

These vouchers can also be found in the knitting pattern store.

New Pattern Release – the Corkscrew Beanie for Grown Ups!

Hello and happy November! It’s actually starting to feel like winter here so I’m quite thankful that my house is insulated with a large yarn stash at present.

This week I am releasing the knitting pattern for the adult version of Elana’s Corkscrew Beanie, one of my best sellers. It’s a chunky, cute and cosy hat and a few people had asked for adult sizing for it.

The hat is knit in the round on 5.5mm (US9) needles, using chunky Rowan Cocoon yarn.   This is a simple knitting pattern suitable for a first knit and purl in the round project.

The decreases are hidden in the corkscrew pattern, which spirals all the way up to the top of the hat.  Available in sizes S (53-56cm/21-22.5”), M (57-59cm/22.5-23.5”) and L (60-62cm/23.5-24.4”) this is suitable for both men and women.


Approx 115m/126yd 3.5oz/100g Rowan Cocoon in ‘Emerald’
5 x 4.5mm (US7) double pointed needles
5 x 5.5mm (US9) double pointed needles
1 x stitch marker
1 x sewing needle


16 sts and 23 rows per 10cm/4” in stocking stitch, knit flat on 5.5mm (US9) needles.


Small (Approx 53-56cm/21-22.5”)
Medium (Approx 57-59cm/22.5-23.5”)
Large (Approx 60-62cm/23.5-24.4”)