Thursday, 28 October 2021

Aysgarth Falls Cardigan

Lovely to see my Aysgarth Falls Cardigan on the cover of The Knitter Magazine Issue 169! My cardigan looks amazing with the stunning mitts & cowl set designed by Juliet Bernard - what a fantastic combination!

Model wearing hand knitted garments smiling at camera

Aysgarth Falls was inspired by flowing water with a cable and lace pattern depicting a wide river flowing over a waterfall. As the water flows in the river, it appears as smooth cabled curves on the upper sections of the garment. Bubbles begin to form as the flow is disrupted by a rocky waterfall, depicted by the lace section in the lower garment. This asymmetric design features different lengths of flow on either side of the cardigan. The beautiful blue yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious, a blend of Falkland wool and British alpaca, in the gorgeous shade of Royal.

Model wearing hand knitted cardigan turning away from camera

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

A Knitter's Guide to Shawl Design

Thank you so much to The Crowood Press for sending me an advance copy of my new book, A Knitters Guide to Shawl DesignI am delighted with everything about my beautiful book & seeing all my photos & chapters in print is amazing! I’m really looking forward to my book being published in November - more details to follow! The shawl detail shown in my photo & on the book cover is my Las Setas pattern knitted in stunning Bilum Yarns Snek gradient yarn.

Knitted shawl edge partially coving front cover of book

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Museum Quarter Wrap Pattern

I’m excited to tell you that my Museum Quarter Wrap is now available to purchase as a download from PayhipLovecrafts and Ravelry

This dramatic wrap is a long trapezium/ trapezoid shape, which gradually widens as it grows in length. The intersecting blocks of colour are knitted using short row shaping combined with intarsia, enabling the centre colour change. The amazing yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK & the combination of the three gorgeous shades creates a bold statement accessory! 🧶

Many thanks to Linda at Tabitha Thomas Studio for checking & tech editing my pattern.

Model wearing hand knitted wrap

Detail of hand knitted wrap displayed on a dress form

Model smiling and wearing a hand knitted wrap

Friday, 8 October 2021

Crabapple Sweater on the Cover of the Knitter Magazine!

My Crabapple sweater is on the cover of this month’s Knitter Magazine, Issue 168! Crabapple was inspired by bold print patterns. This textured design has Diamond shapes embedded into one side of long lines of zigzags, giving an asymmetric look to the sweater. 

I loved designing and knitting this sweater in the gorgeous new Tarma Aran yarn from Fyberspates. The beautiful blend of orange colours in the shade of Saffron really enhance the contrasting textures of my design. There are 20 beautiful hand-dyed shades of Tarma Aran to choose from!

Magazine cover with model wearing a hand knitted sweater looking at camera

Close up of magazine page showing a model wearing a hand knitted sweater