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 knit from the top down starting with the fold over ribbed cuffed can be knit flat or seamed or knit … 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 fact that it has been re-released now is because I was prompted by a knitter who got in touch to … More Free Pattern Re-release of an old favourite: The Pencil Bookmark

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. Since the pattern was originally released 2013, I’ll take a few moments to explain. Following the publication of my Lovely … 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 amazing thing of combining classic style and a touch of glamour with total practicality and warmth. That was what I … More Chilly Times call for a Warm Headband; its time has certainly come… yet again…

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 yarn and today, following the launches of Herbert (Susan’s cardigan pattern) and Grange (Julie’s Hat) I want to introduce you … More Tyto Alba: A new design for a fabulous new yarn…