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...


The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo - Show Notes

Posted: November 19, 2020

The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo - Show Notes

These show notes are to go alongside The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo parts one and two. The following is a list of links for all the items mentioned throughout the Shedcast. I do hope you enjoy it!  Jumper using Keld Fingering in Charcoal and Coniston Fingering in Thunder held together is Vertical Stripes Sweater by PetiteKnit. Pattern available here:https://www.petiteknit.com/products/vertical-stripes-sweater Serriform hat by David O'Kelly made using Rosedale 4ply in Mountain Hare. Available as a digital download or as a kit with Milburn 4ply. Pattern available here:https://www.edencottageyarns.co.uk/products/serriform-a4-printed-pattern Rosewater by Janina Kallio using Nateby 4ply in Foggy Daybreak. Pattern available here:https://www.woolenberry.com/knitting-pattern/rosewater/ The PPS...


"If you like it then you oughta knit a cat on it!"

Posted: April 08, 2020

Cat Knits by Marna Gilligan of 'an caitin beag' (she of sinister cat fame!) is a book of 16 knit designs all featuring Marna's signature kitties on a mixture of garments and accessories. It's a wide-ranging book actually - it feels like there's more than 16 items in there. Each chapter covers a different yarn weight, so there's a 4ply section, and DK section, an Aran section, and a Chunky section. Each section has a garment AND matching accessories included, and they range from nice simple textures, to stranded colourwork (like sinister cats), to intarsia. Intarsia! I swear that this...


Looking back at the Four Seasons Collection by Jaya 🥰

Posted: February 08, 2020

Looking back at the Four Seasons Collection by Jaya 🥰

The fourth and final design of the Four Seasons Collection by Jayalakshmi of Apoorva Designs has now been released and so this feels like the perfect opportunity to look back over this wonderful collaboration. If you would like to know more about Jaya take a look at our interview with her HERE.  We introduced the Four Seasons Collection in another blog post which you can read HERE but at that time the designs were all very much under wraps so now we can talk you through all four of them!   Spring - Echoing Green The Echoing Green Shawl is a top-down, half-circle shawl knit...


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