Posts about knitting

Crystalline Shawl - pattern development and inspiration

20 July 2017

It’s no secret that I have a thing for geometric forms in knitting (see Cerys Hexagon Blanket pattern), but it might the inspiration often comes from surprising places. In the case of my new shawl pattern, Crystalline, it was a stroll down London’s famous Oxford Street one evening after work, and noticing this extraordinary three-dimensional glass facade above a very ordinary branch of Boots. Read more

Introducing Crystalline Shawl pattern

19 July 2017

 is our first original lace pattern, and our first pattern designed for our Brilliance 4 Ply wool/silk yarn. It’s available as a stand-alone pattern from Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Craftsy, or as part of a with hand… Read more

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: Marled baby blanket

12 May 2017

My little daughter, Aurora, was born 10 weeks ago this Saturday. It’s incredible how much she has grown and developed already, she loves her toys and looking at the world. I knitted a  for her before… Read more

Picking up where someone else left off

13 February 2017

My latest FO was mostly not my handiwork but that of one of my Great Aunts who lived in a tiny house in a Suffolk seaside village. Having both passed away, their house was cleared… 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

New pattern: Shipwreck Cove

27 September 2016

We’ve added a brand new pattern to the family!  is a nautical cabled cowl that’s snug enough to keep those chilly sea (or land) breezes at bay. The textured fabric is formed of deceptively simple all-over cable patterns. This is… Read more

Colourful blanket WIP with tutorial

21 August 2016

This latest project was a spur-of-the-moment idea that combines some of my favourite things; clashing colours, geomentric patterns and modular construction. Normally I’d wait until a project is finished before sharing a tutorial but it’s… Read more

Ode to Kureyon

31 May 2016

Over three years in the making, my giant version of the is almost finished, with the hexagons done and the edging going on (one side at a time, I don’t think circs exist that could… Read more

Introducing 'Bud to Bloom'... two patterns and one amazing cause!

20 February 2016

For many years I’ve been a fan of Eskimimi Makes inimitable blog and knitting patterns, so imagine my delight to announce that Mimi Codd (aka Eskimimi) has created a pattern for our Marshmallow Cloud Baby Alpaca Chunky yarn. ‘Bud… Read more

Trend: Marled knitting

7 February 2016

Marled knitting is one of the simplest types of colour work there is – two strands of yarn of different colours held together while knitting, the resulting fabric has a random speckled texture effect. Over the last… Read more

Introducing... Hoxton Basic and Hoxton Luxe hats

31 January 2016

As much as I love knitting lace and colour-work, it’s often the simple, wearable basics I come back to time and time again. There are two newcomers in our pattern collection that definitely fall into that category! and… Read more