We are now stocking patterns and books by Tin Can Knits. Tin Can Knits are the transatlantic design duo of Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel who produce a stunning range of garment and accessory patterns. I’ve long been a fan of their stylish designs and particularly love how many of the garments are sized from birth to adult 4XL meaning you can knit them for just about anyone!
There are 5 books in the range all priced at between £12 and £15. Each book features between 6 and 18 patterns for garments, accessories and even blankets following a theme. They also contain a code allowing you to download a digital copy of the book giving you the best of both worlds, a gorgeous book to browse and printable patterns to scribble on and work from.
We also have a selection of the patterns available individually, these are either £3 or £4.50 depending on the pattern. I would love to tell you about them all individually but that would take all day so I have picked just 3 to feature here. If you want to see the rest, you’ll have to come and look for yourself!
This unisex cardigan is available in a whopping 15 different sizes from birth to a 59″ chest. How adorable would a matching mother and baby set look? The plain stocking stitch body is topped with a dramatic cabled yoke.
It is knitted in aran weight yarn from the bottom up using a clever seamless construction (yay, no sewing up!).I knitted this in Bergere de France Magic + for my nephew’s first Christmas and can vouch for how quickly and easily it comes together.
VIvid is a lace blanket that can be worked in yarn from 4 ply to aran. The squares are constucted individually and then seamed at the end making it perfect for using up yarn left from other projects. Plus, this means you can make it any size you like, from a baby blanket to a double bed cover. I would love to work this with one square in each colour of Milla Mia Aran, alternating pastels and brights to make a really eye-catching and super soft and snuggly throw.
Sitka SpruceSitka Spruce is a unisex adult hat and mitten combo that would make a great present. The cables from the mittens are repeated in the hat which can be made as a beanie or a beret. They are worked in aran or worsted yarn although it is possible to work in DK yarn to make children’s versions. I think they would be fabulous worked in Malabrigo Rios which has great stitch definition as well as being warm and comfy. Two skeins would be enough to complete the set.