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…

The Cardigan of a Thousand Cuts

As I start writing this post I’m looking forward a week to the debut of this cardigan at Edinburgh Yarn Fest. At this time next week I’ll be smack bang in the middle of a demystifying Double Knitting Class with Nathan Taylor -which I’m really looking forward to. Hopefully I’ll be finding double knitting a … More The Cardigan of a Thousand Cuts

The Vintage Shetland Project: Vaila

Today I want to share my experience of knitting my Vaila cardigan from The Vintage Shetland Project by Susan Crawford. This was my first all over colour work garment with steeks, so was both a joy to knit and a definite learning experience. I’m not entirely new to colour work. I knitted the samples of the … More The Vintage Shetland Project: Vaila

Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…

Wow, I can hardly believe it’s now 8 weeks since Edinburgh Yarn Festival and I’ve just got round to thinking back on the experience, or perhaps emerging from the thinking and trying to articulate a response. Initially it was just so overwhelming that it took a while to decompress and begin to organise my thoughts. … More Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…

#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

Anthriscus

I’m very pleased to be able to announce the release of my newest shawl pattern, Anthriscus. Launched at Woolfest, Anthriscus is a ‘V’ shaped shawl knit from tip to tip, starting at one end and increasing to the centre, working a contrast central section with short rows then working decreases in the third colour to the … More Anthriscus

That Woolfest time of year, with a bit of Bike rally on the side

Yes, the weekend before last was Woolfest and what a good one it was too. The Friday was a bit frantic for me as it involved a trip to Manchester airport and back in time to pick up the Blackpool/Lancaster minibus, and thus the potential of being held up, missing the minibus pick up and having to … More That Woolfest time of year, with a bit of Bike rally on the side