Meet Mum, The Maker
You won't find many photos of Mum on here or any of our social media as she likes to keep a low profile, but with the release of our latest pattern it feels only right that I share this picture and that's because this is mum's baby (not the rather pensive looking one pictured, but the woolly one on his head). So here is the Largo Bonnet in the designer's words:
"The Largo Bonnet is our third pattern and was devcloped while Abi was getting ready for her first child (Rainer) to start school. Hard to believe that was two years ago, and now the second is ready to start! We already had two successful rompers which we had designed together and I really wanted to do something different. I love the shape of the pixie style bonnets as they are snug around a young child's ears, and the shape reminds me of the bonnets my Mother used to make, both for us and any of her friends who had young children.
It took some while experimenting with various stitch options until I settled on the simple brioche stitch, which gives a lovely density and is so soft, I love it. The beautiful Russian grafted seam is a new technique for me and although it usually results in a smooth finish similar to kitchener stitch (but much, much easier), it gives a lovely ridge when coupled with the simple brioche stitch. I wish I had kept track of just how many I have made now both for our internet shop, and following in my Mum's footsteps, as gifts for all our friends when they have little ones.
I am always happy to get an order for a Largo and feel quite possessive of it as I have exclusively designed it, and have knit every single one myself. Now I am pleased that we are sharing the pattern, and look forward to seeing the results of your hard work. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I do."
Evacuee children, London, ca.1940