Planning Easter Knits

Today I released a couple of patterns, updated and radically altered versions of the Creme Egg Cosies I had previously released. I was a little surprised to find that the originals were published 4 years ago. They had been designed for 4 ply sock yarn leftovers and were a little time consuming for fundraisers. But the need for fundraising remains if our knitting group is going to raise the funds to go to Woolfest again … More Planning Easter Knits

Badbury Shawl

Towards the end of last year, whilst things were pretty hectic, I rather hurriedly released my Badbury Shawl pattern on Ravelry, but never got round to writing a blog post. I’ve been wearing my prototype constantly since I knitted it last Easter so I thought it was high time I rectified matters and told you a little bit about it, and offered a belated launch discount to celebrate the leap year. Badbury is a crescent shaped … More Badbury Shawl

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 buying front with the discount code – it can be used as many times as you like – but it … More Indie Designer Giftalong

Anthriscus

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 opposite tip. Knitted in textured stitches on 5mm needles the Fenella yarn creates a lovely fabric with fabulous drape. The shawl … 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 common’s drape, On that evening of dark weather         When I hearkened, lips agape. And the town-shine in the distance         Did … More Common’s Drape: A new shawl design