New Pattern Shop

Just in case you missed my newsletter this week- I thought I would share it on here too…

Ravelry have made some big changes recently and the site isn’t usable for everyone. My patterns are still available to purchase via Ravelry and Love Knitting, but you now also have the option of my new pattern shop!

Hexi Pouffe by Jem Weston

I haven’t uploaded everything from my pattern archive – so just give me a shout if you’re looking for something in particular that you can’t find.

Cute Comfort Knits by Jem Weston

The Cute Comfort Knits Ebook and individual patterns are all on there – and of course you can find Ted Bear and his wardrobe!

Happy knitting x

Smidge the Cat

Smudge the Cat has a new little sister!

Smidge the Cat is quick to knit and the perfect little gift for a child or baby. Knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed – she’s a great way to use up some oddments.

Click below to buy the Smidge the Cat pattern via Ravelry.

Smidge The Cat pattern: £3.50 – buy now

If you’re coming along to my Professional Finishing Techniques workshop at Ewe Wool Shop you will get a free copy of Smidge and we will be knitting a little cardigan for her to wear!

Hexi Pouffe

Thank you to everyone who came to say hello at Woolfest!

For those of you who weren’t there – you might not have seen my new Hexi Pouffe pattern…

Hexi Pouffe by Jem Weston

The Hexi Pouffe is knitted in Rowan Handknit Cotton with lovely fluffy Alpaca Classic pom poms. The hexis are knitted in the round and the side panel is knitted flat.Hexi Pouffe by Jem Weston

You can find out more about the Hexi Pouffe and buy the pattern now on both my Ravelry and Love Knitting pattern shops. Or click below to buy now via Ravelry:

Hexi Pouffe pattern: £3.50 – Buy now

Hexi Pouffe by Jem Weston

Happy Knitting!

Yarn provided by Rowan Yarns.

Pom Scarf

Introducing the new Pom Scarf pattern!

Pom Scarf by Jem Weston

The Pom Scarf is a super simple asymmetrical garter stitch scarf with lovely chunky pom poms on each end. Using just the knit stitch and simple shaping – it’s suitable for a new knitter and perfect for those who want a nice simple knit for the festive period.

The Pom Scarf uses six balls of super soft Rooster Almerino DK: Five for the scarf and one ball for the pom poms. If you buy six balls or more of Almerino DK from my shop – you will receive a FREE printed copy of the Pom Scarf pattern!

Rooster Almerino DK. Jem Weston shop

You can choose from seven yummy shades and mix and match as much as you like – it would look fab stripy! If you order six balls I will pack the yarn in a nice box with your pattern, making it a lovely gift.

Pom Scarf Rooster Almerino DK yarn packs from Jem Weston shop

To make the scarf you will also need (not included) one pair of 4mm knitting needles and a 65mm pom pom maker.

If you have oddments of Rooster Almerino DK left over from your Moody Blanket and just want to purchase the pattern – you can download a PDF version via Ravelry below.

Pom Scarf pattern: £2.50 – buy now

Happy Knitting!

New for Yarndale – Hexi Blanket!

It’s a slightly early blog this week because I know that some of you like to plan your shopping pre-Yarndale...

As well as Frank the Fox knit kits, you can also get your hands on my brand new Hexi Blanket pattern!

Knit this colourful Hexi Blanket by Jem Weston

Rowan Summerlite DK has the most gorgeous colour palette and I enjoyed working on the Hexi Placemats for Cute Comfort Knits so much that the hexis just developed into a blanket.

I don’t know about you – but I love snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket… even during a heatwave. The Hexi Blanket is a great weight snuggly sofa blanket all year round or a lovely extra layer on the foot of your bed in colder months.

The pattern also has a smaller size which would be perfect as a baby blanket… and if you shop with me at Yarndale you can enter a giveaway to win an exclusive Small Hexi Blanket Knit Kit worth £62!

Small Hexi Blanket Kit. Jem Weston

If you can’t make it to Yarndale or just prefer your patterns in a digital format – fear not! The Hexi Blanket will be available as a downloadable PDF shortly after Yarndale.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for all your support this year!

Thank you for reading my blog, following me on social media, buying from my shop, visiting me at Yarndale & Yarn Expo and joining me at workshops. You’re all brilliant!

And to say a big thank you I’m offering you 25% off all my Ravelry patterns for today and tomorrow only. Visit my pattern shop here and use the code “Merry25”.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas xx

Cute Comfort Knits…coming soon!

This week has been very exciting…my new book went to print!

Cute Comfort Knits is my first venture into self publishing and it’s all gone beautifully smoothly thanks to the fantastic people who have helped with pattern checking, knitting, cake baking and compiling everything into an actual book.

This week I went to watch the book being printed and had a guided tour of Lion to see all the different stages. Unfortunately I didn’t get many interesting pics/videos for you…but I do love this one of the sheets coming off the press!

It’s so quick! Can you tell what it is?

Watch this space for more details and sneaky peeks coming soon x

Merry Christmas!

I want to say a huge thank-you for all your support throughout 2016. It’s been a fun, busy and at times challenging year for me!

It genuinely makes me smile or do a happy dance (depending how energetic I’m feeling) every-time I receive an email saying you enjoyed one of my workshops, hear an order from my little shop ping into my inbox or see a picture of something you’ve knitted from one of my patterns.

So as a way of saying thank-you for sharing a love of everything knitty with me – I’m offering a whopping 25% off all my Ravelry patterns until midnight (UK time) on Boxing Day! Just choose the patterns you would like and use the coupon code Merry25 at the checkout (one use per person).

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone x

Miss Barlow Badger & Ola Owl

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Introducing two new patterns!

Miss Barlow Badger and Ola Owl are now available to buy from my Ravelry store. Find out more about Miss Barlow Badger here and Ola Owl here.

Click the links below to purchase a downloadable pdf via Ravelry.

Miss Barlow Badger – £3. buy now
Ola Owl – £3. buy now

While creeping around in trees looking for good spots to take photos – I happened across what looked like a rather large bird of prey! I think it was after a squirrel and stopped dead on the ground and stayed still when it saw me.

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Apologies for the blurry pic – it was actually a bit scary because it was big and I fell over in a pile of mud whilst trying to move away slowly! I looked in my bird book and I’m pretty sure it’s a Goshawk – what do you think? Any bird-spotters out there?