Onward Knits Book Launch!

I am very excited to announce the release of my first book: Onward Knits: Knitting patterns inspired by the Wellington Railway Station.

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{free pattern} Puppy Santa Hat


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A quick knit using left over yarn, the Puppy Santa Hat is the perfect prop for Christmas photos or a present for a dog-lover. The brim and pom pom are made in 8ply yarn, giving them a bit of bulk, while the body of the hat is knit in 4ply, allowing the hat to flop nicely. Easily adapted to any size of dog.

My gorgeous model for the hat is Jock, a Cairn terrier who belongs to the friends I’m staying with in Melbourne. He (and my friends) have been lovely during my job hunt phase – Jock’s always ready to play or be cuddled when no one’s called me back!

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{knitting pattern} Perfect Fit Tea Cosy

Many tea cosy patterns are made for one size of tea pot – generally large, eight cups at least. But teapots come in many sizes and shapes (just like people!), so this tea cosy pattern is designed to adapt to nearly any tea pot. Take the two tea pots below – one short and fat, the other tall and blocky.

Both are a little too small for the average tea cosy pattern, being 2-3 cup pots. But the Perfect Fit Tea Cosy pattern is easily adapted to both.

The ribbing stretches to accommodate wider areas, while also pulling the tea cosy in where needed, ensuring a snug fit.

The pattern includes a calculation to create a Perfect Fit Tea Cosy and detailed photos to help you along with the pattern. The pattern is written for 8-ply yarn, but there is advice on how to easily adapt the pattern for another ply.

The Perfect Fit Tea Cosy pattern is available for US$3, simply click on the button below.