Tag: Melanie Ireland

I’ve had cause to celebrate Mel’s knitting on more than one occasion here. . . Some of you may recognise Mel as a model from Yokes: Mel has many strings to her supremely talented bow, and I’m lucky enough that she works with me on projects such as Yokes as a sample knitter, design consultant, […]

Mel’s Port o’ Leith . . . . . . is dark and moody . . . . . .knit up in tasty Jamieson and Smith Shetland chunky in the charcoal shade. . . . which is beautiful to work with . . . . . . but somewhat vexing to photograph. The colour is […]

In case you hadn’t already realised, Mel really is my right-hand woman where this designing lark is concerned. She is an incredible knitter and I am very fortunate that she has the time and inclination to test out my designs. Mel is in many ways a much more exacting craftswoman than I, and her experience […]

I thought you might like to see the shorter version of the Catkin sweater that Mel has just knitted — Kitkin! Like the original Catkin, Kitkin is knitted in baa ram ewe’s Titus, in a lovely charcoal grey shade. To make this cropped version, Mel simply cast on the number of bust stitches for the […]

WHOOT! I am exceedingly happy to report that Textisles Issue 2 is now available! In this issue you receive: Two patterns (for the Betty Mouat sweater and the BMC) and four feature articles (three by me, and one by Susan Crawford). There is also a “meet the maker” interview with Griseldis Schmitthuber, who, with a […]