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VW Campervan themed knitting kits just in time for Christmas

We’ve just added some Campervan and Beetle themed knitting kits to our website in case your looking for that extra “little something” for your Christmas gift list.

Whether you decide to keep it for yourself or gift it as a special gift is entirely up to you!

Each kit contains yarn, a pattern and a gift bag just in case you do decide to give it away!

You can choose to have a Beetle, a Bay Campervan or a Splitty Campervan Cushion Cover or maybe you would prefer to have a Campervan Bag which can also be used a a tablet cover for anything up to Apple iPad size!

At £15 for a cushion kit and £12 for a bag kit hopefully it won’t break the bank either.

Happy knitting!

Campervan Bag Kit Red

Campervan Bag Kit Red

Kits to make a Splitty campervan cushion cover

Kits to make a Splitty campervan cushion cover

Make our Knitting Patterns your own by personalising them

I love the fact that people use our patterns as a guideline, making them personal by using their own colours and adding embellishments.

I just wanted to share a couple with you.

First is a Beetle Cushion Cover which Alison adapted to look like her own VW Beetle, Bluey.  I think she has done a fantastic job!

Alison's Beetle, Bluey

Alison’s Beetle, Bluey

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Next is this version of our Campervan Blanket (Combined Splitty and Bay patterns) made by Eva.  I love it!  Its cheerful summer colours just make you want to dash to the beach (though maybe I’ll wait for Summer to come back before I do).

Eva made it for her son and I think it looks fantastic.

Eva's Splitty and Bay Blanket

Eva’s Splitty and Bay Blanket

 

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Thanks to both Alison and Eva for allowing us to share these with you.

Happy knitting!

 

Anyone fancy knitting a Campervan Christmas Jumper?

Hot off the press just in time for you to knit up as Christmas present for your favourite Campervan enthusiast! (or you could keep it yourself).

This pattern is for a snuggly hooded jumper made in lovely soft chunky yarn.  It has extra long cuffs with a thumbhole to keep your hands toasty, a double thickness collar to stop the drafts and a hood to keep your ears warm. Perfect for slouching!

It’s a unisex design and goes from a 32″ up to a 44″ chest.  It’s not a baggy jumper so if you like a looser fit, go up a size.

The pattern is available as a PDF document via our online shop for a price of £1.99

Stay snug!

Campervan Hoodie, back, hood up Campervan Hoodie, front, hood up, fingersess sleeves Campervan hoodie sleeve cuff detail Campervan Hoodie Back, hood down

Yarndale and a new Campervan Pattern

Wow! What a weekend!  Who else went to Yarndale?  There was so much lovely stuff on offer it’s probably just as well I was on the Slightly Sheepish stall and not able to wander around spending because the goodies on offer were very VERY tempting!

I hope all of you who visited managed to get what you came for and more!

I’m already looking forward to next year.

I did manage to get my new pattern printed out for the occasion but didn’t get as far as putting it on the website until today so…

TaDa!

Here it is, a Campervan Bag based on the VW Splitty.  I made it in Freedom Echo Cotton which is made from recycled cotton fibres.  It only took 3 x 50g balls to make so you might even have some yarn at home that needs converting into something useful.  I’ve made it so it’s big enough to fit an iPad in but as my Hubby is the only one with an iPad in our house, he’d probably notice its absence and guess where I’d hidden it!

Hope you like it 🙂

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Campervan Bag based on the VW Splitscreen

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A cosy place to keep you iPad

Knit a Cushion Cover based on the VW Beetle / Bug

Phew, it’s been a busy few weeks over the summer holidays trotting around the VW events in our camper van but we’ve now finished the VDub season and I’m frantically trying to get ready for Yarndale, a wonderful woolly extravaganza which will be at Skipton Auction Mart  on the 28th and 29th September.

I thought I’d share my latest creation with you because even though we may have finished the VW season ourselves there is still plenty going on out there and my head is still full of ideas for woolly Dubs.

This latest pattern is based on the VW Beetle (or Bug if you prefer depending which side of the water you’re on).

I made the cushion cover using Wendy Serenity Super Chunky yarn which I love – it knits up fast, it’s really soft and you only need 3 x 100g balls to make the cover.

If you fancy having a go yourself you can get the PDF pattern from our shop for just £1.99.  Of course we sell Serenity Super Chunky yarn and needles too but lots of you have probably already got a plentiful supply at home just begging to be made into a cushion cover.

Happy knitting 🙂

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Knit yourself a VW Beetle / Bug Cushion!

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And on the other side

 

Going Slightly Sheepish

We have evolved into Slightly Sheepish having dipped our toes into the world of the VW Campervan with SnuginaDub and discovered along the way that many of its devoted followers, like ourselves, love making things.  We came up with some little felt craft kits to make Dangly Dubs and some knitting patterns to make VW inspired woolly creations.  We have also found cross stitch kits and knitting kits.

We also found some gorgeous knitting needles and crochet hooks, not to mention wonderful yarn from the lovely people at Thomas B. Ramsden who make Wendy and Twilleys of Stamford Knitting Yarn. Knit a VW Campervan Egg Cosy

VW Campervan Felt Craft Kit - Dangly Dubs

Please come to our little store and have a good look around 🙂

 

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