Tag: knitting

No matter where I am teaching the one thing students all want to learn all the time are Techniques.Colour techniques, Shaping, Directional,Lace,Aran,Steeking,to name a few categories. Starting tiny 3 st beginnings to make fine tiny lace circles for your shawl,incorporating techniques and style from foreign shores or past times.Mastering,Aran,Intarsia,Lace,Top Down no seam garments,gloves,mitts,socks,hats,doubleknitting,fairisle the list […]

Today using a yarn recommended to me by a friend and it is a delightful yarn giving a lovely drape but great stitch definition.The only time I have used Gotland before was from Denmark,so lovely to try out a British Gotland and this is an Aran weight but has high loft. The design is knit […]

Many new designs in the fabulous Harwood yarn from Chrissie Day Another mesh shawl kit available. Dots and Lines Fabulous 2 colour slip stitch work ,short deep cowl with buttoned ribbed fastening or long wrap twice cowl. Linen Stitch Cowl knit with Harwood BFL handdyed by myself to give colour contrast. All these designs carry […]

Oh dear,pinch punch it is a new month. Where did February go! swamped with wool ,needles,graph paper,descisions,colour choices,sizes,pattern writing,Yes you are right a new book is on the way. I am working with Rowan and Quail Publishers to bring a beautiful new classic Baby Book in Autumn 2014. Gosh,was it so long ago I had […]

You can start work now on beautiful classic cotton linen stitch cowl to see you right through summer.This design is so esy yet looks co classic and appeals to both sexes and all ages  The nice thing is this yarn by sirdar comes in some beautiful colours so the choice is yours.Easily remembered stripe pattern […]

Hmm not many posts since Fano but I have been so busy having being asked by BC Garns of Denmark to design a winter 2012 range for them ,so that has kept me occupied as well as my felting . Another thing which has been on my horizon for awhile but now I am to […]

messing about with 3dimensions and shaping which fascinate me at the moment,I want lumps and bumps it is just getting them in the right place for the right piece of knitting     Differing yarns give such differing shapes it is a fun discovery journey, try it .