Kate Davies Designs

Paper Dolls anew

When I first published this design a few years ago, I used a lovely British yarn that is sadly no longer available — Bowmont Braf 4ply. Many knitters prefer to make their sweaters in the same yarn as… Read More

testing

Many apologies for the fuzzy-wuzzy macro, but I am so excited by this sort-of-secret-ish project I had to show you just a little a bit of it. This thing is one of the satisfying fruits of a collaboration… Read More

paper dolls

I’m glad the early mornings are becoming lighter, otherwise I (or rather, Tom) wouldn’t have been able to take these speedily snapped shots of my new sweater. Spring is definitely on its way . . . Did I… Read More

twee

twee, a. Now only in depreciatory use: affectedly dainty or quaint. (Oxford English Dictionary) I’ve just knitted something that is undoubtedly, incredibly twee. But I am really hoping it falls on twee’s acceptable side. Because however “affectedly quaint”… Read More

braf

In Welsh, braf means fine or delightful. I have been knitting with tasty bowmont braf recently, and can confirm that it is indeed a fine yarn for producing delightful garments. Above, you see my swede in a bowmont… Read More

no stash guilt here!

(warning: long post!) Guess where I’ve been this weekend? (Bruno, the North Ronaldsay ram). . . . to marvel at some wonderful beasties . . . (these two lovely ladies belong to Robin and Caroline Sandys-Clarke of Why… Read More

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