A first FO of the year: How to knit a sweater in a couple of weeks

After a sluggish start to the new year and a lot of indecision about what to knit next, I took a step back and thought about what I like to wear. What, if anything, could I complete in the next month or so that might slip right into my wardrobe? Then it occurred to me that the sweater I reach for most often, and which could perhaps do with a break, was the everyday sweater … More A first FO of the year: How to knit a sweater in a couple of weeks

Brioche Beanie Beret

  This is my new hat pattern which I’ve been working on over the last few months and is now available on Ravelry. Working with the wonderful colours available in sock yarns and a main yarn, or a gorgeous solid main and contrast yarn, it uses a brioche stitch to create a distinctive stitch pattern emphasising contrasts or compliments in colour.  The great thing is that you don’t need a lot of the contrasting yarn … More Brioche Beanie Beret

Phoenix Project

Whilst working on hat patterns I have been doing other things, including a fair bit of crochet. This has included digging out some small crochet squares that I made last year whilst on holiday. The idea had been to make a blanket from squares crocheted at different stages of our travels through France, Spain and Portugal. As it was I got sidetracked by othe knitting projects I’d taken with me and didn’t have enough squares for a … More Phoenix Project