Cool Cowls: A lovely little something for everyone this week

I’ve spoken a few times about how I once had my doubts about Cowls, but have since been through something of a conversion. Like so many converts, I now wonder who on earth my sceptical past self was, and want to convert every one of you to the virtues of cowls. As I sit here typing, swathed in wool socks, sweater and cowl, steaming cup of tea to my right and purring ageing black cat … More Cool Cowls: A lovely little something for everyone this week

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

Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!

Wow, thank you for the amazing reception for Kingston Lacy, for your blogiversary well wishes, and for the feedback on the pattern writing discussion in the previous post. It was fabulous to connect over these things, and so widely. I’ll take your thoughts and feedback with me as I work on new pattern releases in the coming months. Having thoroughly appreciated my sabbatical from designing, I’m excited that there are so many ideas and projects … More Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!

#fubc Shawl No. 2: A long awaited make over

Today I want to re-introduce you to my latest pattern release, a shawl I designed over 3 years ago back in October 2017, and to re-visit the design process behind it. So much has happened since then, sometimes it’s good to look back and see things in a wider perspective, to appreciate our achievements, and celebrate our strength and capacity to overcome. The pattern was certainly designed as a celebration, marking the completion of my … More #fubc Shawl No. 2: A long awaited make over

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 Some have been withdrawn awaiting significant re-working, others just need an update in formatting and some extra size options.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