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…

#fubc Shawl Kit Pattern Reveal

Today is a very special day and the culmination of an inspiring collaboration that has brought together a strong community of mainly but not exclusively women, many who know each other well and some who have never met but all focussed on one thing, supporting those who have a cancer diagnosis or care for someone … More #fubc Shawl Kit Pattern Reveal

Indie Designer Giftalong

If you haven’t been following on Ravelry, the Indie Designer Giftalong is now in full swing. If you’re wondering what it is, it works like this: 338 Independent designers offer a selection of their self published patterns at a 25% discount with the code ‘giftalong2015’ Knitters and crocheters (and fellow designers) make hay on the pattern … More Indie Designer Giftalong


I’m very pleased to be able to announce the release of my newest shawl pattern, Anthriscus. Launched at Woolfest, Anthriscus is a ‘V’ shaped shawl knit from tip to tip, starting at one end and increasing to the centre, working a contrast central section with short rows then working decreases in the third colour to the … More Anthriscus

Common’s Drape: A new shawl design

Common’s Drape is my new shawl launched to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hardy at Higher Bockhampton, Dorset.   The name comes from the poem, ‘On a Heath’, I could hear a gown-skirt rustling         Before I could see her shape, Rustling through the heather         That wove the … More Common’s Drape: A new shawl design

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 … More Knits for a Cold Climate: Heywood Hill