Introducing the Cosy cabled scarf

Winter is fast approaching: you can tell, because the air has teeth – canines that sink into your skin as you brave the elements. It’s not quite balaclava weather, but it is time to protect your neck from the vampiric fangs of cold – and what’s better than a chunky scarf? If you also fancy…

Unpicking the Stitches: How I designed the Snuggle cardigan

Hi everyone!  Where has the summer gone?  The last few months have been and gone so quickly I’ve had almost no sense of time; only the sense of rolling along with whatever life brings.  But the equinox brings with it a sense of coolness and calm.  As I write, the autumn sun is streaming in…

Unpicking the Stitches: How I designed the Bonnie jumper

So here it is:  My latest design for Knitting magazine – not to mention the blog post!  I am especially happy this month, because it’s the first time that one of my designs has been on a magazine cover.  It is all the sweeter since I didn’t know whether this idea would ever see the…

The Death of a Jumper

There are times when you have to say goodbye to things you’ve loved, created, or treasured.  Sometimes the relationship comes to a natural end; sometimes things take an unexpected turn, so that circumstances initiate change; and sometimes your own feelings change, or you confront the painful truth that maybe it just wasn’t quite right for…

Merry Christmas…

…To the readers and followers of my little blog – and thank you all for stopping by! Here’s a photo of my humble little tree. I wish you all a very happy festive season. Love, Natalie x

Unpicking the Stitches: How I designed the Kim poncho

This design has a special place in my heart.  It was partly inspired by my favourite handknit designer, Kim Hargreaves, because a detail in one of her designs made a huge contribution to the success of this poncho. First, let’s go back to 2009, when I was savouring my brand new copy of Precious (now…