Shadowlines: an architectural knit

Posted: January 21, 2016

Shadowlines: an architectural knit

Since it's absolutely freezing (which is warmer than many places, but still..) at the moment I thought now might be a good time to show you this amazing thing..    It's Shadowlines by Louise Zass-Bangham, from her lovely book which was released last year, Knit Play Colour.    This cosy and striking wrap is made in our Whitfell Chunky. It's shown here in Natural, which I need to restock, but it'd be lovely in any of the colours. Don't be put off by the marl shades - they do show up cables. I think I sent my lovely sample knitter 11...


Featured pattern: Swale

Posted: November 30, 2015

Featured pattern: Swale

Swale (by the lovely Karie Westmann) is something you might need today.. On this cold, wet, grey November day, and big cosy shawl around the neck is just the ticket - I'm wearing my Worsted Boxy, but I find it leaves the back of my neck cold so I often wear shawls too. Today, it's the red Swale shown in the photos below. Here are some links for you Pattern page on Ravelry Buy the Ebook on Ravelry Buy the single print pattern Buy the print book  Yarn is here And here's the Lookbook (which is basically a book preview)...


A handknit hat: Lapsang

Posted: November 11, 2015

A handknit hat: Lapsang

Today I thought I'd talk a little about Lapsang; a pattern by Clare Devine, as part of the Tea Party collection. She has also blogged today about the story of this lovely pattern HERE. This is my second Lapsang (Raveled HERE); it took me about four hours to make.. So it's one that you can come back to over and over again. Need a gift for tomorrow? Cast on tonight,and you can have it blocked overnight, ready for tomorrow. Awesome! The yarn I used is the same as in my previous post (and I'm sure will feature in many, many...


FO: Tailcoat

Posted: November 09, 2015

FO: Tailcoat

So this is the main reason for our little soirée around Kirkstall Abbey yesterday: to get some pics of my Isis Tailcoat. It's a Purl Alpaca design - HERE on Ravelry, which I made to wear at a winter (on the Thames) wedding, and a ball the week after. You can see my Ravelry project page for it HERE if you should fancy having a nosey.        The yarn is Whitfell Chunky in Steel, which is HERE (with an automatic 10% off more than 500g). Actually the pattern is meant to be worked in DK on 6mm needles, but...


October's handmade wardrobe

Posted: November 04, 2015

October's handmade wardrobe

I thought I'd share some of the handmade wardrobe we used last month - after all, his is largely what it's all about, isn't it? Well, it is for me, although I enjoy most of the process of making things too. Without further ado...  Daydreamer Socks in Milburn 4ply (85% British BFL/15% silk) in Harevst Gold.    Chromium (by David) in Whitfell DK (100% baby alpaca) in Ebony, Steel (which is coming soon), and Natural.     Jen by Josée Paquin in Hayton 4ply (merino/cashmere/nylon)    And Tiny Shoots by Kate Heppell in Milburn 4ply in Rust (this top layers incredibly well...


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