#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 Kits

Today I want to tell you about a very special project I’ve been involved in with a truly exceptional woman as its spearhead. Just over a year ago my friend Susan Crawford told me that she had discovered a lump in her breast and had an appointment to see the doctor. We both quickly dismissed … More FUBC Shawl Kits

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

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

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

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