Magic Circles: a beautiful crochet scarf by Janie Crow

Posted: November 03, 2021

Magic Circles: a beautiful crochet scarf by Janie Crow

Initially released late in 2019, Magic Circles Scarf is a beautiful scarf (it's called that but we'd describe it as a wrap tbh!) design from Janie Crow. She had previously released Magic Circles as a blanket but then saw the Milburn DK range and was inspired to make a scarf design using the same motif.  Introduction by Jane: “I love looking at how shapes fit together and have wanted to create a tessellating circle design for some time. Circular motifs can be tricky to fit together and it is common to find the circular shape becomes slightly distorted when motifs are...

"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...

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