Blog & features: Reviews

'Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide' by Nancy Marchant

13 January 2016

Brioche knitting was for me, for a long time was a mysterious and intimidating beast, with its own set of unfamiliar abbreviations and mythical qualities – a wide rib pattern that’s – stretchy yet stable,… Read more

Tried and tested: Super-chunky yarn part 2

12 November 2015

When I wrote the original article back in 2009 I was looking for a soft and more affordable substitute for Rowan Big Wool. I had no idea that this would become one of the most… Read more

Exploring Colour in Knitting

5 January 2013

I was lucky enough to receive a new addition to my knitting library from an office secret Santa; Exploring Colour in Knitting by Sarah Hazell and Emma King. Clearly this was a Santa who knows me very… Read more

Poems of Colour: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition

19 February 2012

I’ve had my eye on this book by Wendy Keele since discovering Bohus sweaters on the Bohusläns Museum website. I don’t remember how I came across it but was particularly taken with ‘Grey mist’ and… Read more

Tried and tested: Super-chunky yarn

24 March 2009

Please note that article was published in 2009, and some of the yarns suggested as substitutes are now themselves discontinued. Read our updated review of Rowan Big Wool substitutes , dated November 2015. I love… Read more