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The Fine Art of Fair Isle Knitting

You will have heard me mention distinguished Shetland designer, Hazel Tindall, many times on this blog. I first met Hazel three years ago, when I was lucky enough to take a workshop with her during Shetland Wool Week. 600 more words


Playing with colours

Today, I would like to share a little of my design process with you. I am currently finalizing the third pattern in the collection inspired by Castle Fraser… 617 more words


the curse of next-project-envy

you know what I mean? when even though a project is consuming you and inspiring you and teaching you new things and keeping that passion burning white-hot, you can’t stop thinking of the next project you’re going to cast on, like you’re jealous of the future-you that gets to knit it? 57 more words


WIP Wednesday

Quick post today

Making excellent progress on the Terraform scarf

Ideal TV knitting!

But I’ve rather stalled on the colourwork sock.

I’m now having doubts about the design and my ability to make a good quality pattern for my own semi-self-imposed deadline. 36 more words


Folk Bag

Yesterday, my friend posted on Facebook a knitted bag she liked, it was a cute bag, but I thought she should have one I’ve knitted since I am the knitter here. 114 more words

Just arrived: Easy Fairisle knits by Martin Storey

Just arrived, a gorgeous little book from Martin Storey, Easy Fairisle Knits…..

This lovely little book of designs is a great introduction to fairisle knitting and contains lots of lovely accessory projects that would make perfect gifts or even just a treat for yourself.  136 more words

Stash Fine Yarns

FO Friday: Cariad Cushion

Available in issue 40 of Knit Now magazine.

Well, that came around quickly/it feels like ages since I finished this! Such are joys of designing that you can forget you made something at the height of summer for publication in Autumn! 75 more words