Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics – A New Book by Wendy Ward

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Some of you might have been lucky enough to get your hands on Wendy Ward’s new book “A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics*” It was first published at the start of 2018 but immediately sold out! But now it is back and you can get your hands on it once again!

A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics – A New Book by Wendy Ward

I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to review by the publishers and my choice of fabric from Minerva Crafts to create one item from the book. The blog tour which is currently taking place was of course scheduled for when the book was first released but was put off until now to accommodate the wait for the second print run to be complete.

This of course means that I have been sitting on this make for a long time and can’t wait to show you! I chose to make the Peak t shirt in a dress length. The fabric I chose was a large floral print scuba*. You can read my full review of the book and see some more pictures of my make over on the Minerva Crafts blog.

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The details:

Pattern: Peak T-shirt dress from A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics* by Wendy Ward

Fabric: large floral print scuba* from Minerva Crafts

Notions: Gutermann thread

Alterations: None

I have worn this dress so much since I made it in December and it is a great everyday pattern taht will be super versatile when made in the different length options and in different weight fabrics!

Read all about it here

As many of you will have noticed this is not the only new book in Sewing town focussing on knit fabrics…stay tuned for my next post on the Tilly and the Buttons Stretch Sewing book*…coming soon!

If you liked this overview of my project why not keep up to date with my current makes over on Instagram

(Link has a * next to it? That’s an affiliate or referral link. Full disclosure: I get a small commission if you buy via this link but I will only send you to products I truly think are worth it!).

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Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

Campanula Hat: A new colourwork knitting pattern

Hi everyone!

I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the knitting front lately but I promise you this one is worth the wait!

I’ve got a new knitting pattern for you!

Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcraftsThe Campanula HAT

Campanula is a new colour work knitting pattern to create a fun and quirky hat. You can change the colours to suit any personality. I started here with a traditional and stylish red, white, and blue colour combination but the fun combination of scallops and stripes mixes up this traditional combination and injects a load of fun into it!

Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

Knit in a bold colour combination this hat is sure to brighten up any grey day! Or why not try it in subtle natural shades for a sleek and stylish accessory to your winter wardrobe

Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

The design is easy to knit and only requires knowledge of:
long tail cast on
ribbing
colour work
decreases

Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

The hat is one size only and will fit an adult

It is knit in worsted weight yarn in three colours (less than 50 g of each) on size 3.5 mm circular needles.

Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

GIVE ME THE PATTERN!

If this doesn’t sound great enough already you can get this pattern for FREE! All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list and use the signup code HHKNIT and you will get your free pdf download of this fabulous knitting pattern delivered straight to your inbox!

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Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

I’d love to see your version of the Campanula hat – why not create a project page over on Ravelry and tell the world what you thought about it – don’t forget to link to the pattern page so we can all find you!

I would also love it if you shared you knits on social media – don’t forget to tag me (@HsHandcrafts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) so I can see your make and use the hashtag #hhcampanula so we can all have a good look! Don’t forget you can use the hashtag #hshandcrafts to show off all your makes using any HsHandcrafts pattern too – go on don’t be shy!

Campanula Hat Knitting Pattern from HsHandcrafts

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