FOLIOLE is the last of three patterns designed for Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts last year that I am now happy to offer as a PDF download on Ravelry and LoveKnitting.
5 February 2016
28 January 2016
A tiny little trick I use to keep track of my cast on stitches because there's nothing worse than being short of a few stitches at the end of the first row of knitting. If you've miscounted a hat cast on, or a sleeve cuff that's only mildly annoying and can be quickly redone. But what about a 100 stitches of a top down collar or a couple of hundred of a bottom up body circumference? How about 300 or 400 on a shawl that's knitted from the edge up?
25 January 2016
Shawls is one of my favourite things to knit. It's up there together with socks and hats, the projects that are fairly quick and instantly noticeable. They don't use up much yarn and, shawls in particular, are perfect for those precious skeins that want to be shown off. The Sidereal Shawl is a bit of new waters for me, as I've only designed one large shawl in the past! It was however, fun!
2 January 2016
I hope you've all had a good New Year's celebration! It's been a wonderful year and I'm looking forward to yet another knitterly year, full of design and new patterns. At the end of 2015 I decided to revamp one of my very first patterns – the Slip-Cable Hat. We have made a new sample and had the pattern re-edited and obviously arranged into the latest layout with new photographs.
29 December 2015
The end of December lull is hitting, always surprising, but similarly predictable around now. I've cast on two brand new knits on Boxing Day, joining in with Louise Scollay's (of the knitbrittish.net) #notaknitalong.