#fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria

One of the key components of the #fubc Shawl kits is the ‘Knocker Jotter’, a glossy journal containing the portraits of 16 remarkable women who have not only been through what the introduction describes as ‘the harrowing journey of cancer, the diagnosis, the treatment, the side effects and living with them all’, but who also … More #fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria

#fubc Shawl Kit Pattern Reveal

Today is a very special day and the culmination of an inspiring collaboration that has brought together a strong community of mainly but not exclusively women, many who know each other well and some who have never met but all focussed on one thing, supporting those who have a cancer diagnosis or care for someone … More #fubc Shawl Kit Pattern Reveal

Hawserlaid

I’m pleased to announce that my pattern Hawserlaid has been included in this years Scarves Collection from Quince & Co. appropriately named ‘Scarves Etc. 2014’. Hawserlaid is a wide shallow triangular shawl knitted from tip to tip or wing to wing, increasing, then decreasing as you go. The stitch pattern is a travelling rib that … More Hawserlaid

Mainline with Quince & Co.

I’m writing this post in great anticipation and with a good degree of excitement. Later today my new design Mainline will enjoy its official launch in the Quince & Co. Scarves etc. 2013 collection. There are many reasons to be excited Quince & Co. yarn is so scrummy – stunning colours, lovely hand when knitting, great stitch … More Mainline with Quince & Co.

Derwentwater

We are very lucky to live both on the coast and with mountains in view. We can look across Morecambe Bay into the South Lakes. It is this landscape which inspired my new shawl pattern ‘Derwentwater’ named after what is probably my favourite of the lakes. Again it’s that combination of the water and the hills … More Derwentwater

Crowning Glory Lace Shawl

This pattern has been occupying me for a while now and at last it’s ready for release. The pattern uses a Shetland lace stitch called Crown of Glory, also known as Cat’s Paw, interspersed with a fern lace stitch through which the increases are made. The finished shawl is crescent shaped and there are two versions; … More Crowning Glory Lace Shawl