Category Archives: yarn

All that lustres is not silk

Goodness, the weeks since Woolfest have rushed by in a whirl of knitting (yes I caught the stash dash bug), some very exciting secret knitting and a very wonderful trip north. But back to Woolfest. It really is a highlight … Continue reading

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Vintage Fridays: Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater kits

I was thrilled to be given these Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater/cardigan kits by a family friend this summer. The kit includes a ready knitted yoke saved on cotton thread and the yarn needed to knit the rest of the … Continue reading

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Hawserlaid

I’m pleased to announce that my pattern Hawserlaid has been included in this years Scarves Collection from Quince & Co. appropriately named ‘Scarves Etc. 2014’. Hawserlaid is a wide shallow triangular shawl knitted from tip to tip or wing to … Continue reading

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Yarn It

Yarn It is an exciting new venture for me. Set up with a friend, we’re developing community knitting/crochet/fibrecrafts projects and collaborations, and have started by offering to organise a knitting and crochet contribution to the International Youth Games here in Lancaster … Continue reading

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Lovely for Lavender

Today I released a new pattern, the first in what seems like ages. Design work got really held up with all the summer activity and moving and the foul weather has really messed up plans for a couple of photo … Continue reading

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Lessons from Vintage Knitting I

Over the last couple of months I’ve been indulging my love of vintage knitting and vintage per se. It started with a workshop with Susan Crawford at our local Waterstones. I was already knitting a pattern from Susan’s recent wonderful … Continue reading

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The Year of Socks

Last year I set myself the challenge of not buying any new clothes from high street stores, but to re-discover some of the forgotten contents of my wardrobe and only buy vintage and second hand clothes, and to make the … Continue reading

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