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FO: West Knits mystery KAL shawl 'The Doodler'

18 December 2015

This project represented two firsts for me… I have never followed a knit-a-long (I’m not very good with instructions, generally) and I have never knitted a Stephen West pattern, despite being a huge admirer of… Read more

Handmade garments for the most special of days

9 December 2015

It’s a big responsibility making a garment for someone to wear on their wedding day, but I’ve been honoured to have made several make several, from a simple cardigan: …to a full-blown bespoke wedding dress in… Read more

Leyton Studios open day & print workshop

5 December 2015

Leyton Studios is a an artist-run workspace for artists, designers and craftspeople, which is local to me in East London and has been up and running for about a year. One of the units houses… Read more

New free pattern: Mitt-o-matic...it's interactive!

3 December 2015

is my first ever interactive knitting pattern. It’s an idea I’ve been thinking about for some time and a simple enough concept; enter a few measurements into a web form, some maths is done behind the scenes,… Read more

Introducing...It's a Stitch Up Yarn!

2 December 2015

It is with huge excitement I can announce that I can announce we’re launching , our own brand of ethical, British-milled, hand-dyed yarn. I recently wrote about and the discoveries that led me to take this big leap and positive… Read more

2015 Advent Calendar

2 December 2015

We’d like to say Merry Knitmas! To thank you for following us we’re revealing daily gifts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook until Christmas. Read more

The ethics of wool

1 December 2015

For many knitters and stitchers (me included), it’s more the relaxing hobby or a creative outlet. The ethical factors that compel us to the handmade lifestyle also matter, be them environmental – a desire to reduce clothing miles or wear more… Read more

A\W 2015 knitwear trends: Geometric

2 November 2015

As I found out in the weekend before last, geometric design seems to be everywhere right now, and knitwear is no exception. This autumn I have noticed a number of updated versions of the fair… Read more

Art & design in Malmö and Copenhagen

28 October 2015

I just got back from another Scandinavian trip, this time browsing the museums and design shops of Malmö and Copenhagen. There was so much inspiration it is difficult to squeeze it into a single post.… Read more

Nordic variations

24 October 2015

I love experimenting with new colour combinations and knitting a few  to stock the shop for Christmas gives me a perfect opportunity to update this traditional fair isle motif with some modern colours. I was planning to… Read more

Autumn colour

22 October 2015

To make up for the less than successful attempt, I dyed a few skeins with some other, more reliable natural dyes, and I’m so happy with these beautiful autumn colours. All yarns were pre-mordanted with… Read more

FO: Stripy baby jacket

18 October 2015

A recently finished this little project for a very special small person. The pattern was ‘Baby Crossover Top‘ from one of the first knitting books I bought, Easy Knits: 25 Simple Designs for Babies, Children, Adults by… Read more