Em’s Handwarmers

There is a new knitting kit in the shop today, courtesy of my lovely niece Emilia. A cosy pair of child’s handwarmers.


I designed these with Em in mind.  She is just 7 years old and has already learnt to knit.  ‘Knitting is fun’, she says! Yay – another knitter in the family!

The handwarmers are really easy to knit in simple knit stitch and Em chose the lovely bright red British wool.  Her Mum chose the fun buttons.


They both had great fun modelling the handwarmers and taking the  photos in their garden.


The kit contains everything you need to make the handwarmers, including the knitting needles.  It is packaged in a sturdy card tube, made in the UK.  This can be recycled as a pencil pot, Treasure Chest or anything else some paint, stickers and glitter can come up with!

IMG_8731You can buy the handwarmer kit from the Made By Ewe shop.

Happy Knitting, Em! x


About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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2 Responses to Em’s Handwarmers

  1. louisescollay says:

    Great idea for knitting nieces! Wonderful, thanks 🙂

  2. louisescollay says:

    Great idea for knitting nieces!
    Wonderful, thanks 🙂

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