The Tortoise and Hare sweater and gauntlets are now ready! You can find them here or here! (Grateful thanks to Momoko, Tanya, and most especially to Mel, for test-knitting and extremely useful pattern feedback). For a limited time only, if you buy a copy of the sweater, you will receive a free copy of the… Read More
with massive thanks to Liz and Mel, I’ve actually finally managed to get the Manu pattern out! hurrah! You can find it here or here.
1. For those of you who have been asking — the Manu pattern will be ready very soon — hurrah! Here is a peak of Mel’s lovely new test-knit version. 2. For any of you with access to BBC Radio Scotland, or its i-player, I’ll be on the Radio Café this Tuesday lunchtime at 1.30,… Read More
Hello! If you don’t come here for the knitting and are bored with talk of garment construction, stitch patterns, and the like, then my apologies. Move along please! Nothing to see here! I can now report that another pattern is ready. This was a very interesting project for me, as it is the first garment… Read More
The cloud pattern is now ready, and you can find it here! To celebrate its release, I thought I’d show you some pictures (taken in a cloudy Edinburgh yesterday) which suggest the different ways that the sweater might be made and worn. Mel’s storm cloud (warning – rav link) is knit in a yarn (rialto… Read More
Some of you may be interested to know that I’ve a feature in the new Rowan Magazine (no.46), which is out today. The piece is about British industrial textile history, and the past and future of two important mills — Cold Harbour, and New Lanark.* I really enjoyed writing this feature, as I’m sure you… Read More
the owlet pattern is now available on the designs page and through ravelry. Included in the download are two separate patterns for the baby and kid owlet, covering 10 sizes from 6 months to 12 years. I’ve written the baby pattern in an aran weight, and the kids pattern in chunky weight yarn. When test… Read More
Doris is one year old tomorrow. She has really made my day. Thankyou, Doris, for providing these lovely, sunny pictures which will illustrate the imminent owlet pattern. And hearty thanks, too, to Abi and Alby who were kind enough to pop out and meet me this lunchtime. These photographs were taken in the small pavilion… Read More
. . . via the link on the designs page. That’s it, really. Edit: should also mention that the pattern comes in 10 sizes, ranging from kid’s 24 inch to woman’s 44 inch.