Wimbledon Tennis Season MakesPrint
Wimbledon, as it is commonly known, is one of those signs that let’s us know that summer is here. The prestigious tennis tournament traditionally takes place over the course of two weeks in late June and early July. Usually beginning on the last Monday in June, it culminates with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals. Wimbledon 2019 starts on July 1 and goes through to July 14, so there's plenty of time still to plan your project.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon in London, since 1877. We all know that strawberries and cream are traditionally eaten at the tournament, but did you know that in 2017, fans consumed 34,000 kg of English strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream!
With all the wonderful Wimbledon vibes in mind, we’ve gathered together some of our favourite patterns.
It’s a known fact that you can’t watch Wimbledon without a
cup of tea and some delicious strawberries and cream! Put on a delicious spread
coupled with this pretty table runner, for a summer feast fit for Wimbledon
Add an extra splash of summer frill to the occasion with this pretty bunting crochet pattern. Hang up around the garden or dining room, to help you celebrate in style
We love this versatile crochet dress pattern from the 60’s. It can be made to whatever length you like. Stop short to make a pretty summer top; add a few more rounds to create a pretty, yet practical dress ready for the court; or keep on going to make an elegant and cool summer dress.
This timeless ladies sport top, with its contrast stripes and collar, is feminine and sporty. Pair with shorts for a practical summer outfit, or why not wear with some cooling culottes for a day on the tennis court.
Dating from the 60’s, this retro men’s sports top is both smart and functional. Knitted in cooling King Cole Cottonsoft DK, with a brilliant range of shades to choose from, it is perfect for the summer and oozies with sporty style.
Another great sporty garment to add to the wardrobe, this simple slipover pattern can be adapted to any colourway. Using Sirdar No.1 yarn, it can be washed easily at 40 degrees. Also included in the pattern is a smart waistcoat, knitted in Sirdar Harrap Tweed, giving this effortless textured effect.
We are all too familiar with the interruption of rain here in Britain! After all, Wimbledon had its retractable roof fitted over the centre court, especially for our traditional British summer. So, when the sun decides to hide away, these lovely vintage children’s jackets are just the ticket. Not only are they sweet, but they are super smart and can be paired with a summer outfit to add some classic style.
Don’t let rain stop play! This beautiful dress and matching cardigan are perfect for our English summers, when you’re never quite sure what weather the day will bring. We love the contrast colours, choose your own colourway from the lovely choice of shades in Peter Pan Merino Baby DK.
Summer and Wimbledon go together like strawberries and cream!
This lovely summer dress pattern comes complete with a pretty beret, keeping
your little ones protected from the summer sun.
more ‘Wimbledon’ can you get! An irresistible knit for the little loves in your life.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Wimbledon makes. If you enjoyed this, why not have a read of our Camping and Festival Projects to Knit and Crochet, so you’ll be all set for the summer.