This week I’ve finished off a new knitting pattern, for sale in my shop – meet Bayley the Gardener.
He’s very busy in the garden at the moment sowing seeds to grow lots of carrots.
He has a pair of red dungarees, a yellow neckerchief and a green waistcoat, which he can take off when he gets hot.
He is knitted in lovely British DK wool from Jamiesons of Shetland, but any DK yarn would work well too.
This is why his name is Bayley: When I was young, I used to watch The Herbs, which was a children’s programme about a group of characters who lived in a walled herb garden. You can still watch it on YouTube.
My favourite character was the gardener, who raked up the beds and tidied the lawn. I thought his name was Bayley, and was most disappointed to learn years later that it was Bayleaf – obvious really as he lived in a HERB garden. Anyway I felt as if I had lost one of my favourites, so I created my own Bayley and he his free to tidy up my garden as much as he likes!