I hope everyone who lives there in England is safe and well in the troubled times you have had recently. I just received my September issue and every time I look through it (which is a lot) I think about you all and say a prayer for you.
I am really excited to start the Casual Comfort pattern in the new issue. I have been looking for a pattern that would be fairly quick and easy to give to some of my loved ones for Christmas. I am planning to make several for a few of my nieces and also one for myself and another friend. I really like these kinds of pattern because with a little tweaking it can be made for a girl or a guy (me). A little shorter in length and a little less of a collar and I think it would make a great sweater for a man. I will probably also make the collar into a hood for the one for me. I always get inspired when I get my issue of MKM and love to work the patterns even if I have to change them a little if I want to make something that was originally designed for a woman.
I am also working on developing a sleepwear set to give as gifts. I am using a sport weight silk thread and plan to make drawstring pants and a Henley top to go with it. I have looked and looked for a pattern for a knitted set like this and have never found one. Sleepwear or lounge sets are very popular here in the USA and most are made of flannel or T-shirt material. I think a set knitted on my standard gauge machine would be great. I’ll send pictures if I get the pattern worked out. Sometimes my great ideas don’t work out to well if I don’t have a pattern to at least start from. LOL