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 … More Planning Easter Knits

Afterthought Heels from Yesteryear: Another ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’ realisation

I’ve written before about how easy it is to overlook how innovative and creative previous generations of knitters were. Putting it like that I’m sure many of us would say, ‘oh no, not at all’, but then we come across something that reveals, in our surprise, exactly that. Today I want to share a pattern … More Afterthought Heels from Yesteryear: Another ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’ realisation

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 … More Badbury Shawl

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

Alconleigh: A new Knit for a Cold Climate

Alconleigh is my new design for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection a collaboration with Susan Crawford and Karie Westermann for the Susan Crawford Vintage label. Following on the heels of Nancy, Clemmie, Asthall and Noblesse Oblige, the collection is really coming together and there are still more exciting new designs in the works. … More Alconleigh: A new Knit for a Cold Climate

The Lewth Shawl

Lewth is Dorset dialect for ‘shelter’ or ‘warmth’ and that is certainly what this shawl offers. A wide V shaped shawl knitted from side to side, it uses double knitting yarn. Starting with a few stitches you increase until you get to the mid point then you start decreasing. This makes it ideal if you want to use … More The Lewth Shawl