Fair Isle Knitting and Design – a brief guide

Fair Isle Knitting and Design is a comprehensive guide to stranded colourwork as practised by the knitters of Fair Isle and Shetland. It is for knitters who wish to learn or improve their stranded colourwork technique as well as those who would like to create their own patterns and colour combinations.

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Painterly shawl

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.

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The Mischa bag

The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my Mischa bag. Mischa features several slip stitch patterns in inky blues and earthy colours inspired by 1970s printed fabrics.

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Striated cowl

Striated cowl Let me introduce Striated, which is about to be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly. Spring is my favourite season, but here in the UK, it can be a bit chilly. I wanted Striated to be light, but provide warmth when needed. So, Striated is a long,…

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Fair Isle is Fantastic!

Last weekend I went to Abergavenny to teach some workshops at The Wool Croft.  The Fantastic Fair Isle workshop took place on Saturday and Sunday.  On the Saturday we worked in the exhibition space above The Art Shop; a beautiful 16th century building with original wood and limestone floors, and Victorian…

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