Litmus Cowl and Sweater

In the world before covid, last November (2019) I needed to cast on some totally mindless TV and take along public transport knitting that wasn’t a sock and I decided to knit Amy Florence’s free litmus cowl* pattern; essentially a plain stocking stitch tube joined at the ends to make an infinity cowl. A seemingly simple pattern and project, it left me plenty of head space to reflect on the relationship between mindful making and … More Litmus Cowl and Sweater

Yarniflections and a Sweater Parade

Today I’m taking a little time to look back over my garment knitting. There has been much talk recently about elitism in knitting industry and who that serves to exclude. I raised this in a previous post and started to link to the yarn used in the hats I’d knitted to demonstrate how beautiful designs can transform what may appear unpromising yarns, vintage yarns, odd balls, leftovers and reclaimed yarns. I was conscious that in … More Yarniflections and a Sweater Parade

Lovely for Lavender

Today I released a new pattern, the first in what seems like ages. Design work got really held up with all the summer activity and moving and the foul weather has really messed up plans for a couple of photo shoots…. So Lovely for Lavender is a pattern for lavender bags knitted using stranded fair isle in hexagonal shapes and edged with a strip of lace. They’re quick and easy to make if you’re happy … More Lovely for Lavender

The Year of Socks

Last year I set myself the challenge of not buying any new clothes from high street stores, but to re-discover some of the forgotten contents of my wardrobe and only buy vintage and second hand clothes, and to make the rest. I blogged about a wonderful red wool jacket I bought from the Air Ambulance shop, A cardigan knitted in record time for a wedding and in Wovember showed a sample of a wonderful Liberty … More The Year of Socks