Catch Up!

Catch Up!

I have missed a few weeks of blogging over the last month because I made a huge decision in my vision for RowRow and Kades and where I wanted it to go. Originally I had intended it to just be baby knits for you to order from me but I kept looking at all my patterns from the past, just sitting there, and decided that I wanted to include them in the mix too.

So, the last few weeks, I have been busy updating all my patterns, knitting up some adult knits, and generally trying to give RowRow and Kades an over haul. It’s been tiring, and I’m nowhere near finished (will it ever end?!) but it’s getting there.

So let me give you a super fast run down of what we have so far.

You can now order adult hats to be made in a choice of 12 colours.

Hyades Beret hat pictured in Silver yarn
Hyades Beret

Holly Beret in Denim Blue
Holly Beret

Vionette Beanie Hat in Teal
Vionette Beanie

The knitting patterns for each of these hats are also available in my brand new knitting pattern section. More hats for adults will be available as soon as I can knit them up too.

There are also knitting patterns for some baby items like my Butterfly Bonnet and Ophelia Bonnet.

Butterfly Bonnet in Irish Cream
Butterfly Bonnet

Ophelia Bonnet in Lilac
Ophelia Bonnet

I am also going to be adding all my adult knitting patterns to my Etsy shop but as I am re-releasing a lot of them (due to them being out of contract with the magazine they were published in) I am giving most of them a period of time where you can download them for free. So if you are a knitter, the following two patterns are free for a limited time:

Ava shrug pattern
Ava Shurg Free until Aug 18th midnight BST
Capri Sunrise Vest Pattern
Capri Sunrise free until Aug 25th midnight BST

So there are lots of things happening and that’s why I haven’t been here to tell you all about it but I promise to get back to blogging asap. Hopefully in time for the next post due on Tuesday (next Tuesday!) I have one week to get my act together. I’m feeling hopeful!

Until then, tell me what you would like to see added to my Etsy shop in the comments below.

Kelly x

Taking Flight Cardigan

Taking Flight Cardigan

Some of you may already know that along with knitting items for others, I also design patterns for knitters to knit. I have worked with some best selling UK magazines over the years but the main one I work for is Let’s Knit! Magazine. It’s only since having Rowan that I haven’t had regular designs on their pages and that’s because I took a step back. I have been designing more for them again lately and one which featured in the April 2018 issue was a cute little cardigan I have named “Taking Flight”.

Taking Flight Cardigan as it appeared in Let's Knit! Magazine
“Taking Flight” in Let’s Knit! Magazine

Since then I have been working on adding the cardigan to my list of items to sell. I knitted up a version for my little rep over in New Zealand since it is winter over there at the minute and quite cold. The results blew me away when I saw the photos of little Makayla wearing it!

Makayla wearing her Taking Flight Cardigan

How cute does she look in this! I am so happy with the photos! She looks so cute and that bow matches perfectly!

I was going to hold the cardigan until my Autumn/Winter collection but I just couldn’t wait once I received the photos from Makaylas mum, Ophelia. So I have released it into my Etsy shop already!

So here are the facts for you…

Taking Flight Cardigan in Silver

  • Taking Flight is named after a lovely friend mentioned the pattern reminded her of Geese in the V Formation.
  • It is knitted in a super soft merino blend DK yarn which is warm for winter but also not too dense that it can’t be worn as a cover for a cool summer evening.
  • The “geese formation” pattern wraps around the back of the cardigan and is also along the cuff of each sleeve.
  • It comes in a range of sizes. Currently available are 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months with larger sizes planned for later in the year.
  • There are also a wide range of colours to choose from when ordering this. Pictured above and worn by Makayla is Silver. But just look at all the other colours you can choose from:

Colour Chart for Taking Flight Cardigan

If you wanted it in the red from the top magazine photo, Ruby would be your best choice to go for.

 

So there you have it. Taking Flight is out now and available to order. It currently takes 1-2 weeks from the date of purchase to get this shipped out to you. I am so excited to start making these in all the colours you order! Which colour would you choose? Tell me in the comments below.

Before I go, I just wanted to let you know about the little survey I have going on at the minute. It’s purely just a market research survey and is super short. I’ve been telling people it takes 3 minutes but it seems most people are getting through it in just over 1 minute. Time is precious so I don’t want to take up too much of yours. If you could fill it out for me I would literally be over joyed. Plus it would really help with the future of RowRow and Kades.

Go To The Survey

Until next time!

Kelly x

Feya Pixie Bonnet

Feya Pixie Bonnet

A few months ago, I decided that I no longer wanted to knit items for my shop that had been designed by someone else. I wanted the shop to be purely from my brain (and heart!) Not that there is anything wrong with the patterns from other people. It’s just that other shops can stock those items. Anyone can knit them up for you. I want RowRow and Kades to be a bit more special.
Since that decision, I’ve been working hard on new designs to fill some empty spots.

First there was Chunky Jo, the woolly winter bonnet with huge pom pom. Then I created the Tides Beanie. That lovely lace work spiralling up to the pom pom on top.

Chunky Jo Pom Pom Bonnet
Chunky Jo
Tides Beanie Hat
Tides Beanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I’m bringing you the Feya Pixie Bonnet.

Feya Pixie Bonnet

“Feya” means “Pixie” in Russian (if I am to believe google translate!) It is knitted in a very beautiful cashmere blended yarn and feels soft to the touch. It is a lightweight hat, ideal for a cool Spring/Summers Day, and is suitable for boys and girls alike.

Pixie Hat in cashmere yarn

I’ve been wanting to design a pixie hat for a while but just hadn’t gotten around to doing it, but I am so happy with this. The little diamond edging is just right to set it off from other pixie hats and I’ve already got plans to use it in other items in the future.

This bonnet has little i-cord ties (30 cms in length) to fasten the bonnet under your little ones chin and keep it in place. I actually ran a vote for this on my instagram stories, and although a few people voted for a button under the chin, the majority wanted me to work harder than that and knit ties!

Pink Pixie Hat and Flowers

I have knitted two so far, the gorgeous blue one, which was my prototype, and the pink one above. The blue is called Mallard and is such a stunning colour. I had used it in lots of photos in the run up to releasing the hat so I decided to make a really girly one to show the contrast. The Baby Pink did it so much justice and I can’t wait to see what other colours I get to knit this in.

If you are a knitter, the pattern is being written up and will be released as as possible along with all my others. I will be selling them on my Etsy page as soon as I can get them all down!

Pink Pixie Bonnet with Flowers

So what do you think of Feya? Do you like the pixie hat style or would you prefer this to be a simple bonnet or even a beanie? It’s all possible and all coming soon! Are you Russian and can you tell me if it’s a true translation?!
Feya is available from my Etsy shop in sizes newborn up to 2-5 years. It is £26 plus p&p.

Rowan wearing the Pixie Bonnet

Rowan posed in it for me and was very good! He’s getting to be such a great little model these days!

Talking of Rowan, just before I go, it was his 2nd birthday yesterday and he had such a lovely time! Where do the years go?

Until next time!

Kelly x

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New Baby Hat: Tides Pom Pom Beanie

New Baby Hat: Tides Pom Pom Beanie

Happy Monday everyone!
Here we are again with another blog post, and today I wanted to tell you all about the brand new beanie I have in my Etsy shop, the Tides pom pom beanie.

Circle of 6 colourful beanie hats

Some of you may remember a month or so ago I was asking on Facebook and Instagram whether or not this beanie should have a matching pom pom or a contrasting one. The results were so close! Facebook came back like this:

And Instagram was 50%/50%! So I decided that I would go with the matching pom but offer a contrasting pom pom as an option if requested. I’ve since decided that I like matching the best but don’t tell anyone!

Pink woolly pom pom

The Tides beanie is a cute little hat with a waving pattern running up to the crown. It has eyelets to either side and, although it’s very pretty looking, it is totally unisex too. The brim is ribbed to keep the hat secure and the pom pom at the top is a gloriously large one. You know how much I love a big pom pom!

Close up of lace pattern

Sizes start from newborn and go up in my usual increments; newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months and 2-5 years. I am thinking of adding some bigger sizes to this one as well since it has been so popular already! Maybe an adult version could be in the shop too!

Set of 3 Beanie hats in white, pink and yellow

As always there is a huge choice of colours to choose from. Thirty-six in total! I like to give you options! Currently (at time of writing this) there are some ready to ship options available in the shop. They are the colours listed in the photos above and more will be getting added randomly. So if you don’t have the patience to wait for a made to order one, you can just go ahead and get one that will be shipped the next day.

Three beanies in blue, green and brown

I think that’s all I can tell you about the Tides beanie for now. Thank you to @meekmousemichaela over on Instagram for choosing the name for me! You can order your Tides beanie in my Etsy shop here or go to the ready to ship section of your sizing choice to see if any are available this second!
So anyway, which colour would you have?

Kelly x