If you thought we were balmy taking three small kids back packing I will confirm that status by telling you that we still have camping trips to do this year. We are lucky they are predicting a bit of an Indian summer here in the UK but we didn’t know this when we planned it!
Camping in a tent in the autumn can still be wonderful but it does get very chilly in the evenings, at night oh and in the mornings… A lovely bit of properly woolly knitwear is just the ticket, here is what I will be packing.
1/ An ear warmer is perfect for sleeping in as you keep warm but don’t get too hot. This is Enid by Ann Kingstone from her wonderful book, Stranded Knits*, a resource I return to again and again. This version is knit in Naked Wools.
2/My A Walk in the Woods crochet cardigan is so warm and easy to wear. It originally appeared in Inside Crochet but I plan to release it as an individual pdf in the next few weeks. Its knit in the now (sadly) discontinued Artesano British Wool Chunky, I need to find a suitable alternative before I republish.
3/Vanna (from Crochet Gifts 4) is another super warm cardigan. Its made in Libby Summers Fine Aran so its very light to wear too. She has some lush new colours this season, I’m tempted to work up another one!
4/Super warm socks, these were knit using the Foot Ovens recipe from YarnHarlot using ROwan Cocoon. YOu can imagine just how snuggley these are.
5/ A well loved granny square blanket, you can sit on it, you can throw it over your shoulders or over your bed. Essential! These was made in King Cole Riot which did all the colour changes for me (I’m not daft and I don’t like weaving in too much!)
6/You need a hat, not only does it keep your head warm but it is an excellent way of disguising camp bed head in the morning (think mad kinks rather than soft sexy waves!) This is Gnarled Bark that I made for The Crochet Project. Its made in Jeanette Sloan Baby Alpaca Silk 4ply.
*I was sent this book for the purposes of review, opinions are my own.