Beautiful clothes knitted in the heart of the Cotswolds

Chipping Norton, England

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Last updated on 08 Sep, 2018

New - access the stunning children's cotton collection and a selection of our truly unique samples from


Nell Harvey

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Nell Harvey


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About Cookingappleknitwear

Sales 46
On Etsy since 2018

Modern classics

Cooking Apple was born from a desire to dress my own children in traditional yet wearable clothes. The designs are inspired by forgotten patterns and styles, which are then knitted up in beautiful colours. Each piece is hand-knitted in the Cotswolds by a very small, loyal team.
Today, perhaps more than ever before, people appreciate the value of traditional skills and the quality and luxury associated with hand-made items.
We are the antithesis of mass-produced, high-street clothing brands and take pride and pleasure in what we create. As our turnover is small, we are able to offer a personal touch, filling individual requests wherever possible. Whilst the telephone might not be answered on the first ring, we will get back to you the same day and endeavour to have orders on your doorstep within a couple of days and within 10 days in the event that your item is not in stock.
We are able to offer a bespoke service - different colour combinations, specific lengths - this has been popular for bridesmaid and page boy outfits and also for men's tank top which are sometimes requested in new (very original!) colour combinations. Do contact me if you would like to discuss your own requirements.
Our tank tops in particular have proven eminently wearable pretty much year round - few other items of clothing look equally at home in town or country.
The yarn used is a mixture of alpaca and lambswool which makes it extremely soft and extraordinarily warm. When washed with care (preferably by hand or on a very gentle 'woollen cycle', using wool detergent) it will last a lifetime'
If you need any more information do please telephone or email me and I would be delighted to help.

Production partners

  • Gerry Chalk

    Gloucester, England

    Rose has been knitting for me for over ten years now and we regularly meet up for cups of coffee to discuss new plans and ideas. She is very clever at interpreting my ideas in to reality!

  • Rose Berkleley

    Gloucester, England

    Rose is retired and knits for me in her free time along with her daughter, Leanette. They enjoy meeting up to knit together a couple of times a week. Her other hobby is line-dancing.

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Last updated on 18 Sep, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Our cotton range is all machine washable. We suggest that wool garments are washed by hand or on a 'hand wash' cycle in the machine with detergent suitable for wool/delicate fabrics.

Sizing details

Our sizes aim to be generous but obviously even children of the same age vary hugely in size. Items can always be exchanged if they do not fit providing they are returned in their original condition within 2 weeks.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I can arrange gift wrapping upon request for a small additional fee. Please message me to arrange this service.

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