I’ve been knitting for the best part of twenty years, on and off, but it’s really only been in the last year that I’ve got into my groove with knitting things that I love. I’m feeling pretty set in my personal style, and I think I know what I like for myself and for my home, so my knits are beginning to encompass that.
There are a few of my knits that really stand out above the rest as ultimate favourites, and the first will probably be no surprise to you at all if you follow my knitting endeavours.
This is my dream blanket. Seriously, the blanket of my dreams. I thought long and hard about this blanket, resisting the urge to get started on an impulse, until I found the perfect yarn, needle and stitch combination. It’s fascinating to see how allowing the progress to take shape slowly, has resulted in the best thing I’ve ever knit.
This blanket is everything I hoped it would be and more, and Sam and I have spent many a recent evening tucked up together on the sofa, keeping toasty warm and super comfortable without having to fight for a corner! I love it, and I can’t see a time when that will ever change.
This long sleeve crop jumper was another project that was a long time in the making. I found it really difficult to discover a jumper knitting pattern with this kind of fitted design, so I spent more time searching Ravelry than I think I’d care to admit. All of that hard work paid off, though, when I discovered this perfect design by Lauren Riker.
As with most things in life, I wanted my jumper to be more simple and minimal, so I omitted the cable pattern from the design, and I’m so pleased with the result. The fit is pretty much perfect, and I’ve worn it with jeans, dungarees, trousers and skirts. It’s the kind of thing I expect to live in this winter, and I love it so much I even made it in another colour, too.
These little dungarees are one of my favourite things to knit, ever! I first made a pair for Amy’s baby, Benjamin, and I was so excited when I received a commission request through Instagram for another pair. I absolutely adore the process of knitting them, though I’m not entirely sure why. They’re made in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is a beautiful yarn, and I love the way that it knits up. Plus, the design is so cute, and that seed stitch detailing has me dishing out all the heart eyes!
As you can see, I’m all about the grey! I’ve got a few more knits in the pipeline, so these favourites might get a bit of a shuffle in the not-too-distant future, but I’ll always love them.