Inspiring mamas | Rose and Cable

If you were given a day to do something just for you, what would you do?

As mamas we are often run off our feet and there is little ”us” time. Kirsty Winders is a mum of 2 and consultant in the leisure industry, and with her free (!) time she chooses to knit. In fact, she’s just set up her own business Rose & Cable. Selling her handmade super chunky blankets from 100% merino wool. She kindly made Laurie his very own blanket, though I confess I also borrow it to snuggle up under.  I caught up with her to find out more.

Why did you start Rose & Cable? As a full-time working mum you always feel like you’re doing everything for everyone else. I reached a point where I decided that I needed to do something for myself. I needed a project to get my teeth into that I was passionate about, and most importantly a creative outlet. My day job is so logical and number based, that I had lost the creative side to me and Rose & Cable has helped me to get it back.

Who Taught You Knit? My mum! She’s an amazing knitter and I still go to her for help and knitting advice!

What’s been the biggest challenge in starting your own business? Time, as I’ve done it alongside my ‘day job’. I work 4 days a week and balancing that with school runs, clubs, play dates, swimming lessons means there isn’t a lot of time left in the week! So I’ve just had to go with the flow and take it each day at a time and accept that getting Rose & Cable established will take a bit longer!

You have an amazing array of colours to choose from, which is your favourite? I love them all. I originally was only going to have a few select colours but I couldn’t narrow it down to less than 12! The one that always pops out in photos is the antique gold.

What’s your interior design style? Slightly country shabby chic with a hint of scandi…if that’s even a thing! I like our house to be homely and cosy but I don’t like clutter.

Laurie’s blanket stolen by me, to make our kitchen more cosy!

To see the amazing array of colours Kirsty can knit, visit and follow her story on Instagram @roseandcable

Kirsty with her daughter Amber


Baby Blanket* | Rose & Cable




  1. May 3 / 2:05 pm

    I love that blanket! I’ve seen that style on Pinterest and the like – and the instructions always make it sound easy but I have no idea how to knit so I am in major awe of someone who can do that! I want one for each room of my house!

    Your kitchen looks amazing too!


    • May 12 / 2:06 pm

      I know Kate, I always think that Knitting will be just such an easy thing that I can just pick up, and then I try and realise how hard it is! Thanks I am really pleased by how the kitchen has turned out, although it doesn’t always look that tidy! xx

  2. Rachel Maurice
    May 3 / 12:11 pm

    Love the blackboard wall – and the blanket!

    • May 12 / 2:02 pm

      You’ll get to see it in real life soon hopefully Rachel! We love it especially as we can write our shopping list on it x

  3. Jackie
    May 3 / 10:55 am

    Gorgeous pictures!

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