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  • A sweater with eyelets and ribbon. Beatrix is quite a girly sweater as photographed but there’s no reason you couldn’t make a quite manly Beatrix for a baby boy if you used a neutral colour and perhaps some grosgrain ribbon in blues and greys.
    Beatrix is knitted both flat and in the round and seamed whilst the body is knitted in the round, then the sleeves joined in and the yoke and neck finished off in the round. Easy enough to convert the sleeves to knitting either on dpns or circs if that’s your thing (just cast on 2 less sts than the pattern dictates). The eyelets spiral around the yoke and beg to have pretty (or more manly) ribbon threaded through. We’ve knitted it here in one of the Fawn shades with ribbons in dusky pink, soft bluey-grey and a golden fawn, but an Ivory sweater with gold and cream ribbon would be lovely as a christening sweater or a Pewter version would look great with more on-trend fluorescent ribbons, or as we’ve already said, with boyish blues and greys.
    The sizes are generous but not over-sized, giving room for growth without a ridiculous amount of ease. If you want something closer-fitting then just pick your chest size and alter the length to suit.
    Tension: 21 sts and 27 rows in stocking stitch on 4mm needles.
    Sized to fit: 3(6, 12, 18, 24) months.
    Finished sizes: 49.5(53, 57, 59, 61)cm, 19¾(20¾, 21½, 23½, 24½)”.
    Yarn: Town End Alpacas 100% Alpaca DK . 2(3, 3, 3, 3) x 50g balls. Shown in Mid Fawn
    5(5, 5, 6.5, 6.5)m in total* velvet ribbon, approximately 0.5cm width. Ours came from V V Rouleaux. * if you’re using different colours you need from 1.25m(49″) to around 1.6m(64″) per colour, depending on size knitted.
    3.25mm and 4mm circular needles, approximately 40cm long OR the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.

  • Based on our rather dashing Sca Fell Peak hat we give you Jeremy, a super-cute peaked cap for babies and toddlers. In these colours Jeremy is rather masculine, but you could make a lovely girly Jeremy in Ivory with a pink and cream pompom or with a pink bow instead.

    Tension: 21 sts and 27 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch in the round on 4mm needles.
    Tension for band: 18 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over garter st in the round on 4.5mm nds with yarn held double.
    Finished size: 33(37, 41.5)cm / 12½(14½, 16⅓)”.
    Yarn: Town End Pure Natural DK Alpaca, or Thames Alpaca Blend DK.
    Single colour hat: 1 x 50g ball. 4-colour hat: 1 x 50g ball of each colour, shown in Dark Fawn, Ivory, Light Mid Fawn and Pewter.
    4mm and 4.5mm dpns / circular needles, OR the size required to give you the correct tension. It might be easier to knit the Peak on straights or circs, but the rest of the hat is entirely up to your preference for knitting small diameters in the round.
    Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.

  • A vintage-y baby blanket, reminiscent of the cellular woollen blankets of the 60s and 70s. Knitted in individual squares and then knitted together, there is no seaming to do and you only have ends to darn in. i-cord border is optional, but does give a nice ‘finished’ finish.
    Tension: 17.5 sts and 35 rows in garter stitch to 10cm on 4mm needles.
    Finished size: 75cm (29½”) square.
    Yarn: Town End Alpacas 100% Alpaca DK .
    8 x 50g balls. Shown in Light Fawn.
    4mm with 4.5mm circular needles for joining and a spare dpn (or two) for the option i-cord edging, OR the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.

  • Blackett is suitable for boys or girls, a classic, textured cardi in moss st, garter stitch and a fleck stitch, again with a slightly vintage  feel.

    Sizing: Five – to fit ages 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years, actual chest size: 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”, buttoned.

    Tension: 16.5 sts and 33 rows to 10cm / 4” over garter stitch (every row knit). Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca with Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball. 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls, shown in Ivory. OR Town End Alpacas Pure Alpaca Aran, 100% Pure Alpaca, 66m(71yds) – 82m(88yds) / 50g ball (metreage is dependant on colour, yarn quantities given for lowest metreage available) 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls. Buttons: 5. Ours were 2cm diameter. Pattern is written, with spec drawing for easy mods.

  • London Cowling is a simple, unisex cowl – and we can say that because men have asked for the sample. It is, apparently, ‘perfect’ for cycling in. It’s knitted on biggish needles for this weight of yarn, but that makes it super-squooshy and warm. We use a provisional cast-on (whichever one you like, we’re not fussy) and then finish off with a 3-needle cast-off so you should really only have 2 ends to sew in and you’re done. Simple, but extremely effective.
    Tension: 21sts and 32 rows to 10cm over garter slip stitch pattern on 6mm nds after steaming / wet blocking, but as this is a cowl it’s probably more important that you have a fabric you like rather than struggle to match one that we specify. Be aware though that if your tension is very different then your yarn requirements will differ, too.
    Finished size: approximately 29cm (11½”) deep and 64cm (25¼”) circumference after steaming / wet blocking.
    Yarn: Town End Pure Alpaca DK yarn – you will need 2 50g balls.
    6mm needles, or the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in

  • The pattern has two sizes given and two different weights.  So you can knit a small cowl that will pull over your head and give a snug, tuck-into-your-coat cowl (like the London Cowling) if you knit the smallest size in the DK. The larger one gives a cowl that you can twist and wrap round twice for warmth / effect. The Chunky yarn will give cowls that are slightly bigger in circumference than the DK ones, measurements given below. We have knitted the cowl in our DK yarn – you will need 2 x 50g balls for the small size and 4 x 50g balls for the large. We have also knitted it in Town End Pure Natural Aran Alpaca and you will need 3 50g balls for the small size. The pattern is easily adapted for any yarn if you knit a tension square first.

    Finished measurements: For the DK (and our Aran version) cowl: 58(116)cm / 23(45¾)” circumference, depth 31cm / 12¼”.

     

  • Ransome is suitable for boys or girls, a classic British jumper (sweater, to those of you not from these isles!). Moss st edgings and a neat stripe and slip stitch pattern for small sailors (or landlubbers). The neck here is wider, partly for ease of putting on and partly to make it easier to fit a nice shirt underneath. As the yarn comes in 50g balls then you’ll have leftovers after working the stripe pattern, we’re working on a pattern for those…

    Sizing: To fit age 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years. Actual size 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”.

    Tension: 17.5 sts and 26 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch after washing / blocking.

    Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca / Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball. Shown in Tea, Almond and Ivory: 3(3, 3, 4, 4) balls Tea 2(2, 2, 3, 3) balls Almond 2(2, 2, 3, 3) balls Ivory

  • The Walker Cardigan is more feminine than the Blackett Cardigan, a classic, slightly lacy cardi in moss st and a leafy lace with a few bobbles thrown in on the sleeves. We like to think that the Walker girls would have been dressed in similar cardis when they were dreaming of being explorers in the Lakes aboard the Swallow. The bobbles are very easy, as is the leafy lace pattern on the fronts and the sleeves.

    Sizing: Five – to fit ages 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years, actual chest size: 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”, buttoned.

    Tension: 17.5 sts and 24 rows to 10cm / 4” over stocking stitch.

    Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca / Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball. 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls, shown in Ivory. OR Town End Alpacas Pure Alpaca Aran, 100% Pure Alpaca, 66m(71yds) – 82m(88yds) / 50g ball (metres are dependant on colour, yarn quantities given for lowest meterage available) 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls. Buttons: 5. Ours were 2cm diameter.

  • Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The smaller, 4ply version makes a cosy, but pretty scarf while the larger, 2ply version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points. The shawl begins at the centre and is worked outwards to the edging. working increases at both ends of every row, rather than every second, creates a relatively shallow triangular shawl that makes the perfect shape to wear as a scarf. Either size can of course be worked in either yarn weight.
    The small version is approximately 123 cm wide and 37 cm long at the centre. It takes two 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca, or one skein of our sock weight yarn.
    The larger version is approximately 168 cm wide and 50 cm long at the centre. It takes three 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca.

  • Thistle is a simple and classy scarf which can be easily adjusted to make a wider stole or a throw blanket, and may be knitted in any weight of yarn.
    Sizing: In 4-ply yarn at suggested gauge, the scarf will measure about 12” wide by 80” long, depending on how aggressively you block the lace.  To adjust width, add or subtract a multiple of 10 sts.
    Materials:
    Yarn: 600 yds of sock weight or 4-ply yarn
    Needles: US # 5 / 3.75 mm (or as req’d to meet gauge);
    Gauge: 24 sts / 4” in stocking stitch
    Notions: stitch markers, darning needle
  • This shawl is knitted from the centre top down to the scalloped edging, formed by two increasing triangles. The triangles are bounded by 3-st garter borders, and separated by a 1-st spine.Sizing: The sample is knit in DK weight yarn, and measures 66 by 30 inches. Rosebud is also exquisite in sock or lace weight yarns, and you may work more or less pattern repeats to adjust the finished size. This particular lace stitch pattern looks best if it is knitted at a fairly tight gauge (as far as lace goes).Materials: Yarn: 700 yds DK, sock or lace weight yarn.Gauge: 22 sts / 4” in stocking stitch (for DK weight yarn)Needles: US #4 / 3.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge) 32”+ circular needles. Notions: stitch markers, darning needle

  • The lace patterned hat is knitted in the round using 4ply yarn The mittens are also knitted in the round from cuff to fingertip.
    Sizing: Hat: baby (toddler, child, adult S/M, L) Fits head measuring: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” around. Photos shown are adult S/M and toddler sizes.
    Mittens: toddler (child, adult S/M, adult L) Hand circumference: 6 (7, 7.75, 8.5) inches Finished length: 9 (9.5, 11, 11.5) inches
    Materials: Yarn: 4ply yarn Hat: 100 (120, 150, 175, 220) yds Mittens: 110 (150, 220, 240) yds
    Gauge: 26 sts / 4” in stocking st on smaller needles
    Needles: US #2 / 2.75 mm and US #3 / 3.25mm; or as req’d to meet gauge; 16 inch circular and double pointed needles in each size Notions: stitch markers, darning needle

  • A lace stitch patterned beret in DK yarn.
    Sizing: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, Adult L) Fits head: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) inches around. The photos shown are Adult S/M and toddler
    Materials: Yarn: 120 (140, 170, 200, 250) yds DK weight yarn
    Gauge: 22 sts / 4” in stockinette st on larger needles
    Needles: US #4 / 3.5 mm and US #6 / 4.0 mm (or as required to meet gauge), 16” circular and double pointed needles Notions: stitch markers, darning needle

  • These sweet little mittens are perfect for the whole family. Put strings on them for the little ones (or maybe even for the big boys) so they won’t get lost, and then venture out into a winter wonderland with toasty, stylish hands!

    Sizing: Toddler (Child, Adult Small, Medium, Large) Hand Circumference: 6 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches Total Mitten Height: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) inches Baby Mitts are 4 inches around by 4 inches long

    Materials: Yarn: Aran weight yarn. For mittens: 110 (130, 150, 170, 200) yds. For baby mitts: 60 yds
    Needles: US #6 / 4mm and US #7 / 4.5mm (or as req’d to meet gauge); double pointed needles Gauge: 20 sts / 4” (gauge in stockinette stitch on larger needles)

    Notions: cable needle, stitch markers, darning needle

  • This is a cables and lace family of hats by Alexa Ludeman. Cozy cables offer this slouchy hat a festive feel. With lace for the ladies and texture for the boys you can knit one up for everyone on your list!
    Sizing: Baby (Child, Adult Small, Medium, Large) To fit head measuring: 16 (18.5, 20, 22, 24) inches around Lady slouch is 7 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5) inches tall Manly toque is 6 (6.5, 7.5, 8, 9) inches tall
    Materials: Yarn: 125 (150, 175, 200) yards aran weight yarn Needles: US #6 / 4mm and US #8 / 5mm (or as req’d to meet gauge); 16” circular and/or double pointed needles Gauge: 18 sts / 4” (gauge in stockinette stitch on larger needles) Notions: cable needle, stitch markers, darning needle
    Pattern: This hat is knit in the round from brim to crown. For a slouchy lacy hat, follow the ‘lady slouch’ instructions. For a cabled hat, follow the ‘manly toque’ instructions. To achieve a slouchy effect you should wet-block your finished hat aggressively over a balloon or dinner plate.

  • Lush is a cardigan with a lace yoke knitted in DK yarn. The cardigan is constructed as follows: First the lace yoke band is knit from centre back outward to left and right. Stitches are picked up along the top edge of the lace yoke band, and the collar is worked. Stitches are picked up along the bottom edge of the band, and worked down yoke to sleeves and hem. Button bands are worked last.  The pattern contains 8 child and 8 adult sizes:

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