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…

My March Makes

It has been an eventful but positive fortnight!  March is my birthday month, and there’s been a little time off, but besides that I have had less time at the computer than usual.  Here’s a roundup of the creative and crafty things I’ve been doing this month. I began by trying to finish the back…

Lacy Loveliness

Winter knits have taken on a cabled theme, and now that the days are getting longer my imagination is fired by lace.  My little red cardigan has been put to one side, and the pink one is still waiting for me to sew on the buttons and set in the sleeves.  Here she is, waiting…

Forensic Knitting – or, a Christmas yarn story

Forensic (adj): relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime This is a bit of a geeky post, but I hope you enjoy it all the same!  I was inspired to write it because I am one of the many knitters in the world making a Christmas…