The Twageos in the Room

In my last post I talked about hat knitting; about how the combination of portability, simplicity but with a bit of interest, worked to make hats the perfect travel companions. In the screenshot of 36 completed hats projects there was however a hat that, whilst it racked up a fair few miles on the clock during its knitting, had a little more to it and stretched the idea of simplicity with a bit of interest, compared … More The Twageos in the Room

Pattern Re-release: The Bryanston Beret

One of my plans for this year, along with releasing a backlog of patterns from the summer onwards, is to upgrade and re-release some of my older patterns. Some have been withdrawn awaiting significant re-working, others just need an update in formatting and some extra size options. For example, my Wraparound Eyelet Shawlette is currently being re-written with 2 larger size options. The first pattern to have received this re-write and upgrading is my Bryanston … More Pattern Re-release: The Bryanston Beret

Askew, as needs must…

I’m pleased to finally be in the position to release Askew, a fun beanie or slouchy hat sized through from baby to adult male. The design process for Askew was certainly out of line with the way I usually approach my designs. I had been asked to knit a hat for my young nephew and did so, knitting him a Mimizan. My partner was going to visit and take it with him. With about 36 hours … More Askew, as needs must…

Mimizan – A new hat design

So that backlog of new designs has just got 1 design shorter as I am pleased to announce the release of Mimizan, my new hat design. I must admit I love this design in and of itself, a fun stitch pattern which is easy to do, although less easy to write up and, I think, remarkably effective. This pattern has been well tested by a wonderful group of test knitters who shared my enjoyment of knitting it … More Mimizan – A new hat design

Small World

October wasn’t a great month for me. I had a pretty bad car accident and whilst I wasn’t badly hurt it really shook me up and took a while for me to get my head around what had happened. It did mean that my head wasn’t in a good place for work and dealing with spreadsheets and data and instead I focussed on some new designs. Working out the crown decreases on a hat was … More Small World