Posts about FOs

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

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

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

FO: Colourblock featherweight

29 July 2015

Hannah Fettig’s ‘Featherweight Cardigan’ perfectly combines elegance and simplicity. Its airy gauge makes it quick to knit, gives it a lovely drape and makes it a practical garment for the unpredictable British summer. Having just about recovered from the loss of my last featherweight, I decided to make a replacement. Read more

A simple sweater

6 May 2015

Sometimes (in fact most of the time) simple is best. I finished this simple sweater in January and it quickly became a wardrobe staple for the chilly season. This was knitted using Barbara G Walker’s… Read more

Knotty gloves part 1

13 February 2015

I finished these very special gloves (Ravelry project) from handspun yarn some time ago and they have been keeping my hands nice and warm this winter. The pattern is Knitty Gloves by Julia Mueller, which… Read more

Cuteness alert: Rosie the knitted unicorn

19 November 2013

This little lady was recently brought into existence… She was created following this pattern: Snow White the Unicorn by Cutie Patooties, which is available for $5. I have previously shied away from making toys out of… Read more

New FO: Hexagonal cube

28 April 2013

You might remember seeing back in 2011, when I set about transforming a low-cost IKEA footstool into a beautiful piece of furniture… This project was to become the prototype for my – knitting a flat… Read more

FO: Bohus mittens

1 January 2013

2012 didn’t quite end the way I planned it, I was struck with bad luck in the form of a fracture to my right arm obtained during some festive ice skating. I suffered a more… Read more

Socks of random coincidence

1 November 2012

First there was 100 g of strange-looking fibre; a mix of wool, angora, trilobal and my nemesis, mohair. Obtained in a fibre swap, this ugly duckling languished in the cupboard for some time. One day,… Read more

Stripes and ribs

7 June 2012

You could be forgiven for thinking that not much knitting has been happening at Sparkle Towers, but this is not the case. I have a new pattern in development (more about that soon) and a… Read more