Faraday scarf

The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my Faraday scarf. It features large striped triangles. The scarf is finished with an I-cord edging around all four sides.

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Winchester sweater

The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my Winchester sweater. Winchester is a men's sweater which features an allover cable stitch pattern inspired by Gothic cathedrals.

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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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Durham sweater

The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my Durham sweater. This men's sweater features several stitch patterns inspired by the brickwork at Durham cathedral.

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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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Going Japanese

One Thing Leads to Another Pinterest led to ... Many people have told me that I should use Pinterest, so last year I signed up. After a hesitant start, I got the hang of creating pins and following pinners. Many people I follow were pinning some gorgeous garments that either…

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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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Magic of the Circus Bag

Magic of the Circus Bag This has been a very exciting week!  Firstly I have machine and hand knit work in an exhibition (see here and here).  Then I returned home from the Private Preview for the exhibition to find the latest issue of The Knitter magazine had been delivered.…

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