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About Me

Hello! My name is Kelly (the one in the blue hat, or putting a necklace on beautiful model, Joy and I live in a little village in the countryside of the north east UK with my fiance Terry and our two sons, Kaden and Rowan, aka RowRow and Kades!

Like most people who knit I was taught by my Nana when I was 6 years old. I spent many hours making holey scarves with her until I progressed to my own dolls. My favourite was one with a head at each end and a long skirt. One head had a smiley face, the other a sad face. You would pull the skirt down to cover the head so it showed the face you felt that day. When I was knitting with my Nana it was always set to smiley!

However, as I got older, my first career was in a punk band, playing guitar. The two didn’t mix! So I would knit in secret and hide it under my duvet if anyone came in my room. My flat mate must have wondered what on earth I was up to!

Eventually I ditched the guitar for the needles and here I am!

I designed my first hat pattern in April 2011 and was hooked from that point on. I’ve since designed for magazines including Let’s Knit! and Knit Now and I have a decent sized collection of knitting patterns in my repertoire.

After becoming pregnant with my second child, Rowan, my baby brain could not handle the calculations needed to create a knitting pattern so I decided to make baby clothes and RowRow and Kades was born. I truly only expected it to be something I did while pregnant but I love it so much that I don't want to stop.

I create beautiful, timeless pieces for babies, children and adults as well as the patterns in case you want to make them for yourself. I love intricate lace work and designing something classical but I also love making them again and again in all the colours.

The yarn I use is 100% Uruguayan Merino wool and is amazingly soft. It has been hand dyed in Peru which means no two items will be the same as the dye will be slightly different every time, giving you a unique piece that no-one else can have.

RowRow and Kades brings you classic elegance which will capture the attention with its vintage style charm.

If you have any questions about my work, or anything else, please get in touch.

Kelly x