The Crafters

Wattknots Knitwear


Irene Hume is a true Borderer, growing up in Kelso and now living and working in St Boswells in the Scottish Borders.

She was taught to knit by her mum when still a youngster and her love of knitting has continued over the years.  When her children were small she started producing machine knitted children’s jumpers for family and friends and the rest is history.  Although she still does a little machine knitting she concentrates  mainly on the traditional skills of handknitting producing a varied selection of  baby items.  She knits beautiful circular baby shawls in 2ply and baby blankets for cots and prams in a range of yarns.  Her babysets are presented in gift boxes with tissue and ribbon trim – the perfect gift for a new mum.

She also knits socks for ladies and gents using the traditional 4 needles method and produces a range of scarves and wraps using fashion yarns.

She can be contacted –

By email at

Or by phone on 01835 823521