The Thornfield Collection

Posted: June 20, 2016

The Thornfield Collection

With British summer now in full swing, it feels like we can just about manage with some lighter knitwear now.. So when it's raining and windy outside but not actually that cold, what better than a light lace beret? The Thornfield Collection comprises three pieces by Jane Burns (of Lazy Sunday Socks fame - blogged HERE), featuring the most beautiful combination of lace, cables, and optional sparkly beads. The gorgeousness of Askham 4ply (baby alpaca/silk blend) lends itself so well. I'm sure many of you will pick up on the reference - Jane says, "The collection was inspired by my favourite...


An interview with Jane Burns + her new book release

Posted: April 23, 2016

An interview with Jane Burns + her new book release

Today sees the release of a gorgeous new book from Jane Burns called Lazy Sunday Socks. It's a really beautiful collection: when Jane chose her skeins of yarn from us she picked a soft, dusky palette that I absolutely loved, and I was confident that Jane would create textures and designs that would work well with that. She did exactly that. When you see the pairs of socks together you can instantly tell they are from one cohesive collection, and they just look so cosy, appealing, and fun to both make and wear. We'll have Jane's books on our Wonderwool...


An interview with Justyna Lorkowska

Posted: March 19, 2016

An interview with Justyna Lorkowska

Hello! As promised, today we have an interview with Justyna Lorkowska aka Lete's Knits for you. Justyna is a well-known and prolific designer, and we love her timeless style and classic knitwear which will never date. I feel we work well together, as I love wispy, floral tones in particular, and Justyna's style works really well with that. I'm sure many of you will know of Aisling, which was our collaboration in celebration of last year's Edinburgh Yarn Festival. This shawl perfectly demonstrates Justyna's gorgeous, classic and whimsical style. Anyway, I'll just remind you that you can meet her on...


New patterns: Minted Collection

Posted: January 09, 2016

New patterns: Minted Collection

Today we're celebrating the release of the Mint Collection by Anna Elliott. Anna is a talented British designer, who I met through Knit Now magazine some years ago, and we've kept in contact ever since. She designed the lovely cosy Nature Collection for us, and we've collaborated on a number of magazine patterns too.    Anyway.. mint.. yum.. Each of the three hats is named after a mint, and each one is completely different, which is really cool. They're made in Whitfell DK (100% baby alpaca with 100m per 50g ball), using the colours Ebony and Dogwood, but of course...


New Pattern: Trailing Ivy

Posted: June 23, 2015

New Pattern: Trailing Ivy

Trailing Ivy in Simply Knitting 135 – available to purchase from 19th June 2015 These gorgeous socks are designed by Clare Devine, and feature lovely rich cables. They're worked in DK, which I think is really cool - there aren't enough nice DK sock patterns about, and they work up so quickly and are great to wear. Clare says: "Inspired by the beautiful subtle green tones of Eden Cottage’s colourway Hyssop these socks feature a meandering cable detail that sweeps along the sock. This slightly unusual cable has reverse stocking stitch sections, highlighted by the superb stitch definition of Eden...


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