Afterthought Booties Revisited: Origami fun for Knitters

It’s been a while since this free pattern was available to knitters so I’m really pleased to be able to rectify that. Pleased in no short measure because it’s reminded me what fun these booties were to knit and make up, and to recall the serendipitous route they took from failed swatch to successful project. … More Afterthought Booties Revisited: Origami fun for Knitters

Chilly Times call for a Warm Headband; its time has certainly come… yet again…

Few items of clothing demonstrate how vintage style and everyday practicality can be so effortlessly combined more than a headband. It’s no surprise that they are repeatedly on trend. Today I want to share with you another pattern uncovered from my archive of ‘almost there’ patterns, the Houndstooth Headband. In knitted form headbands do that … More Chilly Times call for a Warm Headband; its time has certainly come… yet again…

Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!

Wow, thank you for the amazing reception for Kingston Lacy, for your blogiversary well wishes, and for the feedback on the pattern writing discussion in the previous post. It was fabulous to connect over these things, and so widely. I’ll take your thoughts and feedback with me as I work on new pattern releases in … More Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!

Tyto Alba: A new design for a fabulous new yarn…

Before the ‘big move’ I was lucky enough to be involved in the development of Susan Crawford‘s new yarn ‘Barn‘. Interesting though the process certainly was, the yarn that emerged is truly amazing. I am thrilled to join Susan herself and Julie (of Julie Knits in Paris) in designing a pattern for this wonderful new … More Tyto Alba: A new design for a fabulous new yarn…

Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

A few weeks ago Hiya Hiya Europe contacted me to ask if they could feature my Something to Declare pattern on their blog in a post on the best knit patterns for travel. I was thrilled and said ‘yes’ instantly. Their blog post was published yesterday and the full post can be found here. These luggage labels … More Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

#fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria

One of the key components of the #fubc Shawl kits is the ‘Knocker Jotter’, a glossy journal containing the portraits of 16 remarkable women who have not only been through what the introduction describes as ‘the harrowing journey of cancer, the diagnosis, the treatment, the side effects and living with them all’, but who also … More #fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria