Cool Cowls: A lovely little something for everyone this week

I’ve spoken a few times about how I once had my doubts about Cowls, but have since been through something of a conversion. Like so many converts, I now wonder who on earth my sceptical past self was, and want to convert every one of you to the virtues of cowls. As I sit here … More Cool Cowls: A lovely little something for everyone this week

A new, fun, seasonal pattern release: Elf Stockings

Today I want to share with you a wonderfully versatile new pattern release for Elf stockings. I don’t actually know any real life Elves but in my imagination they have pointy toes and a penchant for cabled long socks, which makes these stockings just perfect. I hope they’re perfect for you too! The stockings are … More A new, fun, seasonal pattern release: Elf Stockings

Free Pattern Re-release of an old favourite: The Pencil Bookmark

I there, just a quick post today to let you know that one of my most popular free patterns, the Pencil Bookmark is available once more. When I first designed and released this pattern 10 years ago as part of Blackpool’s Festival of Words ‘Wordpool’, I didn’t expect it to be so popular. Indeed the … More Free Pattern Re-release of an old favourite: The Pencil Bookmark

New Knitting Pattern Release: The Valdes Houndstooth Cowl

Today, as we head into the chillier months here in the northern hemisphere, I want to share with you a new knitting pattern for a classic cowl that will see you through these colder months. The Valdes Houndstooth Cowl is a wonderfully relaxed and easy knit that will quickly become a wardrobe staple. Once a … More New Knitting Pattern Release: The Valdes Houndstooth Cowl

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’!