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- 1 News & Events
- 1.1 Our Blog
- 1.2 Self-Care September
- 1.3 Top down, simultaneous set-in sleeve method
- 1.4 Spectacular Summer Top Ideas 2021
- 1.5 Emerald Top is Finished
- 1.6 Emerald Top and progress
- 1.7 Emerald by Isabell Kraemer
- 1.8 World Wide Knit In Public Day 2021
- 1.9 Cowlabunga 2021 starts April 4th
- 1.10 Wheatsheaf Poncho is out now
- 1.11 Wondrous Wheatsheaf Poncho coming soon!
- 1.12 Thoughts on Pattern Pricing, Knit and Crochet
- 1.13 Around the World Stitch Along Crochet Favourites
- 1.14 Around the World Stitch Along Favourites 2021
- 1.15 The Wondrous Wheatsheaf Sweater is finished 2021
- 1.16 Sensational sock knitting, am I mad?
- 1.17 Wondrous Wheatsheaf Sweater pattern planning 2021
- 1.18 Finished Unique Wheatsheaf Poncho Pattern 2021
- 1.19 Finishing the Daelyn Sweater by Isabell Kraemer
- 1.20 Is it poncho, a wrap, a bolero or a blanket?
- 1.21 Happy January and checking in
- 1.22 Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites
- 1.23 Stay in Touch
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Self-Care September In our regular email updates we have recommended Action for Happiness on a few occasions. This month their campaign for wellness is focussed on Self-Care September #SelfCareSeptember. The message being that self-care isn't selfish, it's ESSENTIAL....
One method I love for top down sweaters was devised by Barbara Walker. A number of designers use the method, often giving it a new name, but I do prefer to give credit where it’s due. For the purposes of this tutorial I am using an Aran weight yarn and following directions for a pattern knitted with laceweight or 4ply/fingering weight yarn, so the pieces look chunkier, taller and wider than they should. That said, it’s also a lot easier for you to see the detail. Continue Reading Top down, simultaneous set-in sleeve method
I’ve been looking through my Ravelry favourites and have a huge bundle of Summer Top Ideas which I love. Do you prefer knit or crochet summer tops? I knit more than I crochet but I do love crochet too, so there are plenty of ideas to go at. Continue Reading Spectacular Summer Top Ideas 2021
I’m so excited to share with you the news that my Emerald Top is finished and ready to wear. I completed the second sleeve today and then knitted the button band. I wove in the ends and now it’s done, finished, completed and I cannot wait to wear it. Continue Reading Emerald Top is Finished
Emerald Top - almost there I'm knitting a combination of the 4th and 5th sizes of the Emerald Top, using some Sirdar DK in Terracotta. The colour is fabulous, a rich Autumnal (Fall) shade which I love. I've added some additional increases to the lower body to get the...
World Wide Knit In Public Day is on Saturday 12th June 2021 I'm excited for World Wide Knit In Public Day 2021 which is this Saturday, 12th June. What have you got planned? I'm hoping it'll be sunny here as I'll be out front knitting most of the day. If you crochet,...
I was late released the Wheatsheaf Poncho Pattern but it was finally released the day before my birthday. I am so grateful, as always, to the amazing Test Knitters who ask questions, knit beautiful items and help to make the pattern the best it can be. It does make a real difference to the end result and I love, love, love to see their photos, close ups of buttons and their yarn choices. Continue Reading Wheatsheaf Poncho is out now
I’ll be publishing the Wheatsheaf Poncho very soon and will email subscribers with an exclusive discount code, just for them.
Here are some photos from our Test Knitters and last of all, from me. Continue Reading Wondrous Wheatsheaf Poncho coming soon!
Following on from an excellent blog post about Pattern Pricing by my friend Ruth Brasch, it got me thinking about pattern pricing and the way the industry is moving. I’ll add links for Ruth’s post and also a post she references which goes through survey results of how long it takes to carry out each part of the pattern development and it’s a scary number. Continue Reading Thoughts on Pattern Pricing, Knit and Crochet
Around the World Stitch Along Crochet Favourites Emma and I had a look at our favourite Crochet patterns from the Around The World Stitch Along Bundle of ALL Patterns. We look at the Cranky Shawl Patterns by Michele DuNaier We then look at designs by Tatsiana...
Our favourites from the Around the World Stitch along 2021 Continue Reading Around the World Stitch Along Favourites 2021
My Wheatsheaf Sweater is finished, I love it, and I learned a lot about how I like to knit in the process. Continue Reading The Wondrous Wheatsheaf Sweater is finished 2021
Sensational sock knitting, my friends think I’m crazy. Are their plagues of locusts on the way? Is the world ending? No. So why am I sock knitting? Continue Reading Sensational sock knitting, am I mad?
I cast on for a Wheatsheaf Sweater to go with the Wheatsheaf Poncho. It’s a V neck sweater and I’m knitting the Aline version, not least to match my own shape as I’m bottom heavy or pear shaped. Continue Reading Wondrous Wheatsheaf Sweater pattern planning 2021
Finished Wheatsheaf Poncho Pattern It's finished, done, no more knitting on my Wheatsheaf Poncho. The buttons are sewn on, for the third time and ALL the ends are woven in. I am so pleased. Please excuse the photos, my hair is at that annoying stage where I don't seem...
I've been dithering about my Daelyn sweater for months, probably most of last year. It's been on my needles since 31st December 2018. I know, I should be horrified, but it's not my oldest WIP by a long, long way. It is, however, a luxury yarn and an investment so I...
What’s on my needles, is it a poncho, a wrap, a bolero or a blanket? After a conversation with a good friend, Helen, she talked to me about a poncho she wears a lot. It’s not a garment style that I have in my wardrobe but it’s been on my list to make one for several years. Continue Reading Is it poncho, a wrap, a bolero or a blanket?
Those of you who receive our email newsletter may know that I was unwell between Christmas and the New Year with suspected Norovirus. I’m back to full health and catching up with correspondence, working on some patterns and filled with hope for the coming year. Continue Reading Happy January and checking in
Here’s a selection of Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites I wanted to share with you today. Continue Reading Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites
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