A Pin Wheel Blanket in OxfordKitchenYarns for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

At the very end of November, my sister had her first baby, a little boy. It’s exciting to see her and her husband become parents, and we’re looking forward to seeing them all in the spring, when the come over from Ireland to visit. In the meantime hand knits, including this baby blanket have been made, and sent over in time for his arrival.

We have a good set up going, my sister and I. Each of my children have a knitted baby blanket from me, and a stitched quilt from my sister. (You can see FB’s quilt here, and LR’s apparently still needs photographing, but that’s ok, because it also needs a wash, and so I will photograph it and post about it while it is blowing outside. but it is amazing, and has kept us warm for two winters now.)

Anyway the set up still works now that she is the one growing her family. They still get a knitted baby blanket from me, and a quilt from their mum.

This one was knit in OKY Aran, about 300g of ‘Milk’, 100g of ‘Custard’ and a small amount of ‘Pansy’. It’s a pinwheel blanket, with a knit-on border, which gives it a lovely stretchy cast off, but I have to admit, was a bit daunting to knit. Knit on borders always look amazing but feel endless while I’m knitting them. Luckily this one seemed to get quicker and quicker, the more I knit it (funny that, I know!) and suddenly, just when it seemed the blanket would never be done… it was.

Hopefully it’ll keep my sister’s beautiful baby warm and comfy through the winter.

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kits! (Or the pattern on it’s own!)

The Banner Scarf Kits are in the shop ready for Christmas!

Banner Scarf

Banner Scarf

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 1/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 1/15 £34

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 2/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 2/15 £34

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 3/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 3/15 £34

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 4/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 4/15 £34

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 5/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 5/15 £34

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 6/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 6/15 £34

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 7/15

Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kit 7/15 £34

The Banner Scarf started life as a way of showing off all the small test dyes I did while I was working up to starting OxfordKitchenYarns. It became the banner for my first show. However so many people tried in on, and wanted to make their own that I finally knuckled down and wrote up the pattern, including a full alphabet of letters that can be used to over-stitch your own banner, or whatnot.

Which of course brought me to kits.

There are 15 Limited Edition Banner Scarf Kits, each numbered and carefully photographed. The one you order is the one you get. There are each slightly different, and given that you can choose your final order, each final scarf will be a one of a kind.  Once the kits sell out, there won’t be any more till next November. So get them while stocks last, and all that. 🙂

Each kit has the 20 mini skeins you need for the squares, and a larger 25g skein of OKY DK ‘Milk’ for over-stitching the letters. You get a printed copy of the pattern, and a code for a free .pdf of the pattern via Ravelry.

Alternatively you can buy a copy of the pattern from Ravelry (£2.50) and use up your own precious bits and pieces you’ve been saving.

Banner Scarf Pattern

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