Knitters aren’t Quitters

Like so many knitters I am an avid reader of the adventures of the Yarn Harlot aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. On many a morning I ‘come to’ with a cup of coffee and her blog on my phone. As a result I followed her build up to the 600km Toronto-Montreal Friends for Life Bike Rally, ridden in support of the Toronto People with Aids Foundation, last year with a certain degree of admiration. I read about how … More Knitters aren’t Quitters

Knits for a Cold Climate: Heywood Hill

The Heywood Hill shawl takes its inspiration from the use of bold colour blocks and simpler cuts and shapes characteristic of 1920s and 1930s fashions. Influenced by modernist avant-garde artistic movements, such design features were a stark contrast with the Edwardian pastels and more complex, structured garments. It is perhaps this degree of contrast that slowed the move from innovative turn of the century haute couture, to wider adoption. Although the relative speed of change … More Knits for a Cold Climate: Heywood Hill