London Town – an urban gansey

London Town, The Knitter, Issue 82 London Town gansey is my latest pattern. It has been published by The Knitter in Issue 82.  Today I'm writing about the inspiration behind the London Town gansey and why I refer to it as an "urban gansey". What Does it Mean? I'm fascinated…

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Cymru cowl

The Knitter, Issue 81 Just for subscribers! If you subscribe to The Knitter you should have received Issue 81. On the cover you see a lovely cabled jumper by one of my friends, Emma Vining. She has used darning in a clever way to add the colour; Emma has written a…

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Stash Fine Yarns

Yarn Shop Day It's been a while since I last wrote a blog post. I have plenty to write about and lots of photos, but little time to post; life has been extremely busy. So, since it's Yarn Shop Day on Saturday, I thought I'd make my first May post about…

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Meander Wrap

A Cosy Wrap My latest hand knit design, Meander, is published by The Knitter in issue 68. It is a wrap, knitted using Lima Colour from Rowan Yarns; although this is an aran-weight yarn its chain construction makes it light and airy. It is spun from alpaca, wool and nylon, so…

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Twist Collection

Twist Collection Sometimes I knit swatches just because I like the look of a stitch pattern and I'm curious as to how something as simple as knit and purl stitches can create the pattern. Twist Collection started from that sort of curiosity. I'd seen a stitch pattern that looked woven…

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I Love Yarn!
Prism yarn on a swift

I Love Yarn!

I love yarn!  You didn't realise?  I love the colours, the texture and the smell, yes even the smell.  I love the different breeds of sheep, alpaca, angora rabbits and cashmere goats - woolly creatures that make yarn possible.  I love spinning, dying, knitting, weaving, tapestry and embroidery.  I love…

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