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.
So without further adieu, here are some of the outfits you can cast-on straight from the ad…
Leading Ladies, Merion and Csilla
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Which is your fave design from the ad? Why not join in the conversation on social media with hashtag #Knitbus.
Last updated: March 10th, 2016.