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Published on February 18th, 2016 | by Jenni

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The Knitting patterns from the LoveKnitting #KnitBus TV advert

Here you can find all the knitting patterns from the LoveKnitting TV ad! At LoveKnitting we’re proud to work with an array of design talent – from innovative independent designers to well-known brands we all love to knit with – and we knew that our first TV ad would be a fabulous show-case for all that talent. As soon as we had cast our passengers, we began calling in our favourite garments from far and wide – we had pieces posted to us from the US, Canada and Scandinavia, often with lovely notes wishing us luck with the ad or telling little stories about who the garment had originally been knitted for/inspired by.

With all the pieces assembled in the office, the stylist helping us with the TV shoot arrived to help match the perfect item to the perfect passenger. We had a fun day mixing and matching outerwear and tops to scarves and hats, and choosing colours that were vibrant and would ‘pop’ on film! In the end we featured over 40 items in the shoot, from our designers and brands – which we hope gives everyone a little flavour of just how much diversity we have within our design community – everything from fancy Fair Isles and lacy shawls to nice chunky cowls and hats. Also through showcasing such a breadth of patterns we hope people will see there’s something for everyone – from a coat for your dog to a hat for your husband, with all skill levels catered for!

So without further adieu, here are some of the outfits you can cast-on straight from the ad…

Leading Ladies, Merion and Csilla

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting Tv Ad #KnitBus - Sage dress knitting pattern by Marie Wallin, Rhona Hat by Jo Allport and Aria Shawl knitting pattern by Anneken Allis

Merion is an avid knitter and crocheter, you can find her blogging about her love of knitting here. Csilla is a newly addicted knitter who works in the German team! Merion is wearing the Aria Shawl by Anniken Allis and Csilla is seen wearing the Sage dress by Marie Wallin and Rhona Hat by Jo Allport.

The Family – Sarah, Nigel and Poppy

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting Tv Advertisement #KnitBus - Catrin jacket knitting pattern by MillaMia, Apple Pie hat knitting pattern by Tin Can Knits, Drangey Sweater knitting pattern by Stephen West, Charlotte Cardigan by MillaMia, Max the Monkey knitting pattern by Amanda Berry

Sarah, our UK General Manager is seen in Catrin Jacket by MillaMia and Apple Pie hat by Tin Can Knits. Nigel, one of our founders, wears the Drangey sweater by popular designer Stephen West. Poppy is wearing the Charlotte Cardigan by MillaMia and is seen snuggling up to Max the Monkey by Amanda Berry.

Facebook fans – Sue and Pip

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Stylecraft cowl and Statement Jumper knitting pattern by Emma Wright

Sue and Pip signed up to our call for Facebook fans to join our TV ad and had a great day posing on the bus. Sue is wearing a Stylecraft cowl and Pip is wearing Emma Wright’s Statement Jumper, which won LoveKnitting’s Britain’s Next Top Knitwear Designer of the year award in 2014.

The Bliss Family – Nell, Debbie and Smiffy

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Cape knitting pattern from Debbie Bliss Lara, Debbie Bliss wears a design from her Autumn Winter 16 Debbie Bliss Book and Smiffy wears the Sherlock Bones set from the Woolly Woofers knitting book.

We were lucky enough to get the whole Debbie Bliss clan, including Debbie’s husband, Barry and Smiffy the dog. Debbie Bliss is naturally wearing one of her own designs from the Autumn Winter issue of the Debbie Bliss Magazine, which is a mixture of Cashmerino Aran and Tweed. Nell is seen wearing a cape from the Debbie Bliss Lara book and Smiffy is seen sporting his Sherlock Bones outfit from the Woolly Woofers book (coming soon to LoveKnitting).

The Commuknitty – Lauren, Kate and Rachel

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus -We were so excited to have some celebrity knitters from our vibrant commuknitty join us for the advert. Lauren, the star behind Deadly Knitshade is wearing one of her own designs, the London Underground Tube Line Scarf from her Stitch London book and the Muppets Take Manhattan Broadway Beanie. Kate, blogger and writer at A Playful Day is wearing the Crossed Furrows Cowl by Sarah Schira, which was from a design competition she hosted last year. Independent Designer, Rachel Coopey, is wearing on of her own designs, the Catterick hat and also the Bollo cowl by Jeni Hewlett in Fyberspates yarn.

We were so excited to have some celebrity knitters from our vibrant commuknitty join us for the advert. Lauren, the star behind Deadly Knitshade is wearing one of her own designs, the London Underground Tube Line Scarf from her Stitch London book and the Muppets Take Manhattan Broadway Beanie. Kate, blogger and writer at A Playful Day is wearing the Crossed Furrows Cowl by Sarah Schira, which was from a design competition she hosted last year. Independent Designer, Rachel Coopey, is wearing on of her own designs, the Catterick hat and also the Bollo cowl by Jeni Hewlett in Fyberspates yarn.

See what else they had to say about the ad…

Faith & Lauriane from the LoveKnitting Team

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Faith is wearing the super cute Umbrella Jumper by Emma Wright and a Stylecraft Carnival Hat. Lauriane is wearing the Keeper of My Heart sweater by Kate Heppell and the Forest Friends Bear Headband by Louise Walker.

Faith is in the team that sends you all those inspiring newsletters and Lauriane works on making sure you have fabulous features on the site at LoveKnitting. Faith is wearing the super cute Umbrella Jumper by Emma Wright and a Stylecraft Carnival Hat. Lauriane is wearing the Keeper of My Heart sweater by Kate Heppell and the Forest Friends Bear Headband by Louise Walker.

Therese and Alexander from the LoveKnitting Team

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Therese, our super knitter by night and designer ambassador by day is wearing the Morgain shawl by Stefanie Bold and a MillaMia coat, which is coming to LoveKnitting in Spring/Summer 2016! Alexander is in charge of Business Process Optimisation (sounds fancy right!) and is wearing the Chance of Flurries Hat by Lion Brand, which is free to download.

Therese, our super knitter by night and designer ambassador by day is wearing the Morgain shawl by Stefanie Bold and a MillaMia coat, which is coming to LoveKnitting in Spring/Summer 2016! Alexander is in charge of Business Process Optimisation (sounds fancy right!) and is wearing the Chance of Flurries Hat by Lion Brand, which is free to download.

Henri and Bill from the LoveKnitting Team

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Henri heads up the German team and is seen Wearing a Wendy Scarf in Wendy Serenity Super Chunky, where as Bill does all the complicated technical things that we can’t live without and is seen wearing a Stylecraft jumper.

Henri heads up the German team and is seen Wearing a Wendy Scarf in Wendy Serenity Super Chunky, where as Bill does all the complicated technical things that we can’t live without and is seen wearing a Stylecraft jumper.

Claire & Edward from the LoveKnitting Team

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Claire, a member of our Smiles team, is wearing the After the Rain Sweater by Heidi Kirrmaier, which she made herself during our After the Rain KAL last year. The cowl is a MillaMia design which is coming soon to LoveKnitting this SS16! Founder Edward is wearing a Wendy Hat and Scarf set, he loved them so much, he didn't want to give them back!

Claire, a member of our Smiles team, is wearing the After the Rain Sweater by Heidi Kirrmaier, which she made herself during our After the Rain KAL last year. The cowl is a MillaMia design which is coming soon to LoveKnitting this SS16! Founder Edward is wearing a Wendy Hat and Scarf set, he loved them so much, he didn’t want to give them back!

Natascha and Sophie from the LoveKnitting Team

The knitting patterns from the Loveknitting TV Advertisement #KnitBus - Natascha, Head of our Smiles team, is wearing the Madicken Cape by MillaMia from the Winter Knitting book and Sophie, project manager, is wearing a scarf from the Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine 54.

Natascha, Head of our Smiles team, is wearing the Madicken Cape by MillaMia from the Winter Knitting book and Sophie, project manager, is wearing a scarf from the Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine 54.

Explore the behind the scenes of the LoveKnitting TV ad and get on board the KnitBus

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Which is your fave design from the ad? Why not join in the conversation on social media with hashtag #Knitbus.

 

 

 


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is a craft fanatic with a love of sewing and an obsession with knitting bows. She loves baking cupcakes, discovering new countries and fashion.


Last updated: March 10th, 2016.

3 Responses to The Knitting patterns from the LoveKnitting #KnitBus TV advert

  1. A Nikipirowicz says:

    You all look absoulately fantastic!! Love, love the advert!! Xx

  2. Lorraine Hearn says:

    Love the blog! Love Knitting are really supportive
    x

  3. Flora says:

    Just watched the behind the scenes video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUQxaV5-rc&feature=youtu.be Ah! JOY! So heartwarming! Debbie Bliss, what a darling, just as delightful as I imagined her.

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