8 August 2015


Bryony by Katya Frankel, Yarn Stories

There’s nothing quite like a summer picnic on the moor. Gentle breeze, the gorse filling the air with a scent of coconut, and a jug of lemonade were all part of the inspiration for Bryony. Knitted in two

24 July 2015


Tracery Shawl pattern by Katya Frankel

I am extremely excited to finally be able to introduce Tracery to you! 

Tracery is a traditional triangular shawl that's knitted from the top down. The main body is worked in

20 May 2015

How to: A Better Crochet Provisional Cast On

A better way to work Crochet Provisional Cast on

After making the last of my Quaterfoil Cups yesterday I had a bit of a duh! moment. There is a much easier way to work a crochet provisional cast on directly

19 May 2015

How to: Graft in Garter

Grafting in garter is a little different from grafting a stocking (stockinette) stitch fabric, although the idea is the same - by joining live stitches we create one whole, continuous, fabric with no seam.
The difference lies in the

18 May 2015

How to: Crochet Provisional Cast On

Clear crochet provisional cast on tutorial
I began writing a series of jointing and seaming tutorials with grafting live stitches in garter. And since to graft live stitches you need to have two lots of live stitches, it seemed fitting to make a precursor

9 May 2015

LoveKnitting Indie Designer Month and VAT inclusive patterns for EU

I know I have promised some seaming tutorials [shocker] a month ago, I do remember and they will be coming. I've been sucked into hard core gardening this month and trying to tidy up my new allotment, it's no secret that tutorials take time and a lot of effort to put together, and because I want to cover it properly, it got a little postponed.

Now, however, I've a couple of announcements:

First: May is Indie Designer Month at Love Knitting. And part of their Indie Designer celebration they are offering customers who buy a pattern 10% off yarn purchases on their site! How fantastic is that!

LoveKnitting Independent Designers

I've only been with LoveKnitting a short while but I am impressed with their commitment to promoting indies full time. Their website has grown massively in the past few months from better search options on the store front for customers to behind the scenes making things streamlined for designers. Which brings me to…

Second: If you remember the VAT chaos that messed up my pattern prices for the EU customers late last year (2014), the prices have finally been sorted on LoveKnitting and I am very happy to announce that all single patterns purchased through Ravelry and/or LoveKnitting are VAT inclusive from now on. No more extra charges or price disparities between different EU countries.
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