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…

Unpicking the Stitches: How I designed the Westcott shawl, part 1

Please welcome my latest design for Knitting magazine: the Westcott shawl! This reminder of early summer crept up on me nicely.  I worked on this back in June-July, which is a normal lead time for commissions like this.  However, it also means that you have ample time to move on with life and get stuck…

Creative Inkwells

I’m back to personal knits again – in fact, making in general.  I have some sewing projects on the go and will share those in a few weeks; the pile is growing and I need to slot in some time at the sewing machine!  Luckily the knitting is under control – relatively speaking – and…

Asymmetric Fairisle Jacket – Knitting Magazine, November 2014

Here it is! My latest work for Knitting Magazine is a fairisle jacket with asymmetric front fastening detail, using Rowan Felted Tweed DK.  As ever with commissions like these, work takes place a good few months before publication: I was creating this during midsummer, which is not the best time of year to be knitting…