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 cowl sceptic I have through personal experience, become an absolute convert to this style of double wrap infinity cowl. They’re … More New Knitting Pattern Release: The Valdes Houndstooth Cowl

New Pattern Release: The Dorotea Cowl

Today I’m really excited to share with you my latest pattern release; the Dorotea Cowl. This pattern has been in my head for quite a while so it was really great to get it out of my head, onto, and off my needles and for it to have turned out exactly as I had imagined it first time. For me it combines the need to look good with the need to function well just perfectly. … More New Pattern Release: The Dorotea Cowl

An Advent Project: The Tavis Cowl

This is the time of year when, if like me you want to get into a vaguely festive mood by watching knitting related Vlogmas* videos on You Tube, you’ll also see a range of yarny mini-skein advent calendars being opened. Not everyone is doing it this year and interestingly a lot of knitters have DIY advent calendars made up and swapped with friends with particular projects in mind. Ready made calendars can be pricey and … More An Advent Project: The Tavis Cowl

Gift Knitting Redux

Last year I really nailed the gift knitting thing. I knitted 7 pairs of toddler socks, a long one skein cowl, a barnraising blanket, 2 pairs of socks, 4 hats, a child’s sweater, I crocheted pot grabbers and knitted a large christmas pudding tea cosy at my mum’s request. Everything was completed in time to be wrapped and gifted completed. This was largely a reaction to stressful and prolonged gift knitting experience in 2016. I … More Gift Knitting Redux

The Anglebury Cowl

Today I’d like to introduce a new design, the first in a series of designs to be released this autumn. The cowl is knit in the round with a scalloped edge transitioning into cables that then merge into another scalloped edge at the top. I must admit I’m particularly pleased with these transitions. Colour way: Unpredictable The samples pictured are knit in John Arbon Viola DK, an organically farmed merino spun in Devon. The colours … More The Anglebury Cowl