Lavender doll

Easy Knitting Pattern: Lavender Bags

One glorious summer’s evening I visited the lavender fields on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire borders. Who knew that walking between these neat rows of lavender taking photos could be such fun?

Lavender fields
Lavender fields

The fields were buzzing with busy bees.  There was a group of people doing yoga in the field immediately adjacent to the lavender.  There was an air of calm.

Lavender doll

When I arrived I was handed a brown paper bag and a pair of scissors. I could cut as much lavender as I could fit into the bag and take it home with me.

Lavender dolls in lemon and lace

The lavender looks pretty in a pretty vintage bottle on my mantel.  Later this month I will dry it. It will be used to make the house smell lovely, to keep moths away and to remind me of a wonderful evening.

Lavender dolls

I’m also making lots of mini lavender bags.  These ones are in the shape of lavender dolls. They’re super fun to make and really quick and easy. They take me just over an hour to make one, so they make a great evening creative project.

You don’t need to be an expert knitter . You just need to know the knit and purl stitch and a little bit of shaping (full and easy instructions for this in my knitting pattern).  The dolls can be knitted either in the round or with straight needles.

Lavender dolls

Happy knitting!  Stay safe and cosy!

Knitting lavender dolls

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