Hencliffe revisited: a re-release of our large lacy wrap pattern

Posted: February 24, 2022

Hencliffe revisited: a re-release of our large lacy wrap pattern

Initially released in 2014, Hencliffe is a large rectangular lace wrap. The lace pattern is similar to that found in Victoria's Willow designs (shawl, hat and mitts) and gives a lightweight fabric with beautiful drape. Hencliffe is perfect for snuggling up in or draping around your shoulders for an elegant cover up. The pattern previously used our mill dyed Askham 4ply in Blossom but has now been reissued calling for Titus 4ply in Whispering Grass. The silk content of the Titus 4ply adds a bit of shine making this project feel really special. You will need 200g/800m/872yds (usually two skeins) of a 4ply/fingering weight yarn...


24 ideas for ECY Yarnlings - crochet

Posted: November 19, 2021

24 ideas for ECY Yarnlings - crochet

We thought you might find it useful to have a list of ideas of things to crochet with our Yarnlings!  Since we sell a box of 24 pairs of 5g 4ply Yarnlings (inspired by the Catvent box) HERE it would make a great project to do to get you through the dark December days - or indeed any other days to be honest! Maybe you might use them as part of a bigger project, or maybe you might want to make something like one bauble in one colour per day. With 2 x 5g of each colour you could mix...


Willow Fingerless Mitts: intro, notes, and a finished project gallery

Posted: July 07, 2021

Willow Fingerless Mitts: intro, notes, and a finished project gallery

The first of my new designs to accompany the refreshed Willow Shawl, Willow Fingerless Mitts use a column of the Willow lace motif to add detail to the back of the hand. The rest of the mitt is fairly straightforward and the pattern offers ways to adjust both the hand size and length.  In the pattern development stage I tried a few different iterations to get the lace panel positioning right. I also realised during testing that I hadn't followed my own pattern for some early samples! 🙈 A very valuable lesson in reading the pattern rather than assuming you know...


Willow Hat: intro, notes, and a finished project gallery

Posted: July 07, 2021

Willow Hat: intro, notes, and a finished project gallery

The second accompaniment to the Willow Shawl and the final in the trilogy 🤣. The hat was much more complicated to figure out due to the decreases, and using Stitchmastery software really has been crucial in getting these patterns written up. The pattern has a fitted beanie option and a slouchy option.  If made according to the pattern this hat should use 30-50g of yarn. The full set of three Willow accessories has been designed to use almost all of two skeins of Keld Fingering. This means if you buy the yarn for the shawl you can make the mitts and hat from the...


Rokeby Hat - a houndstooth colourwork hat pattern

Posted: May 21, 2021

Rokeby Hat - a houndstooth colourwork hat pattern

The third pattern in the Rokeby series, the Rokeby Hat joins the Rokeby mitts and Rokeby Cowl. All three accessories feature a simple houndstooth motif and the items work well together in mis-matched colours as well as colour coordinated sets.  The pattern uses two 50g balls of Milburn 4ply, one each of Compost and Thyme. I like wearing mine as a sort of slouchy cap, as you can see, but it's really designed as a beanie.    Other colour combinations that work well have been used in our other Rokeby samples. The mitts below have been made in Fern and Charcoal....


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