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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … More Tyto Alba: A new design for a fabulous new yarn…

Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

A few weeks ago Hiya Hiya Europe contacted me to ask if they could feature my Something to Declare pattern on their blog in a post on the best knit patterns for travel. I was thrilled and said ‘yes’ instantly. Their blog post was published yesterday and the full post can be found here. These luggage labels … More Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web