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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