Posts about fair isle knitting

FO: Icelandic sweater for me

13 May 2017

I finished this project right before Aurora was born at the beginning of March but it’s only now that I’ve been able to try it on without the belly and confirm that it fits that… Read more

FO: Skull baby hoodie

26 October 2016

Here’s the latest of many projects that’ve come off the needles recently in preparation for the arrival of a small person! The pattern Hooded skill jacket by Baby Goth Knits. The skull motif requires a… 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

FO: 'Grettir' men's icelandic sweater

21 September 2015

FOs are flying off the needles at Stitch Up towers recently, and none have made me more proud than this. The pattern is Grettir by Jared Flood. Full details are on my Ravelry project page.… Read more

A momentous event

12 February 2013

It’s taken a lot of time, commitment and discipline, but I have finally finished knitting my Medetith Sweater. When I took it on in June 2009 I knew it was a long-term project, but didn’t realise it would… Read more

The evolution of the hot water bottle cover

7 January 2013

Who’d have thought there was so much life in the humble hot water bottle cover! Not only has the Nordic Ski Sweater Hot Water Bottle Cover quickly become my best selling pattern, but the ones I knit for… 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

FO: Pink Bohus hat

21 March 2012

Finally, I have a new hat. This project took weeks of research, planning, buying of pink yarn, and buying of more pink yarn; but only a few days of knitting. I just love it. It’s based on… Read more

Bohus in development

28 February 2012

With my finished and blocked I can see how the texture of the purl stitches has softened and how the colours blend into one another. I can also tell that my original colour selection is a tiny… 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

Norwegian knits

4 February 2011

It’s just over a week since I got back from Norway but it seems like a lifetime ago (funny how holidays work like that). I did a little bit of knitting-related research while I was… Read more

Space invaders cushion

26 October 2010

For the past few months, in between other things, I’ve been working on Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. It’s a very straightforward top-down raglan, but unusually, knitted in a loose gauge with lace-weight yarn on… Read more