Knit Now magazine has just been published the pattern for my Painterly shawl. It is a colourful asymmetric shawl. The colours and stitch patterns were inspired by brushstrokes in paintings by Van Gogh.
The cable cast-on method is my go-to method for teaching beginners. I like it because a new stitch is formed by moving the yarn in the same way as knitting, which means less for beginners to learn. And this method produces a cast-on edge that is firm and tidy even after knitting rows of stitches.
My blog post about the visit to Sirdar Yarns by the winners of Knit Now magazine's Knitter of the Year competition.