The Anglebury Cowl

Today I’d like to introduce a new design, the first in a series of designs to be released this autumn. The cowl is knit in the round with a scalloped edge transitioning into cables that then merge into another scalloped edge at the top. I must admit I’m particularly pleased with these transitions. Colour way: Unpredictable The samples pictured are knit in John Arbon Viola DK, an organically farmed merino spun in Devon. The colours … More The Anglebury Cowl

Common’s Drape: A new shawl design

Common’s Drape is my new shawl launched to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hardy at Higher Bockhampton, Dorset.   The name comes from the poem, ‘On a Heath’, I could hear a gown-skirt rustling         Before I could see her shape, Rustling through the heather         That wove the common’s drape, On that evening of dark weather         When I hearkened, lips agape. And the town-shine in the distance         Did … More Common’s Drape: A new shawl design

That Kiss in the Dark

Anyone who read the blog post that accompanied the launch of my Lewth shawl will be aware that I am a fan of Thomas Hardy. Tomorrow, 2nd June 2015 is the 175th anniversary of Hardy’s birth and I will be marking this occasion with the release of my newest shawl. Here’s a little teaser of what is to come. But today, I thought I’d share another of Hardy’s poems. Hardy published over 900 poems in … More That Kiss in the Dark

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 up every last bit of yarn – weigh your yarn at the start, stop increasing when you’re half way through … More The Lewth Shawl