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Loving the Etsy feedback!
Mon 23 Apr 2018
We're loving the recent Etsy feedback on our new book, Reversible Knitting Stitches. Thank you so much everyone! So good to hear you are enjoying the book.
If you would like to read more about this new book, please see the Reversible Knitting Stitches tab at the top of this page. You can browse a 16-page LookBook and see the different formats available.
To purchase a copy please see my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480090193/reversible-knitting-stitches-print-book
It is available as a Print book, an E-book or the best of both worlds: a Print-&-Digital Package!
New pattern - Grayswood Scarf
I have just uploaded a new pattern which is perfect for Spring-time layering. The Grayswood Scarf features a delicate reversible lace pattern and is knit in a deliciously soft wool mix yarn which is just perfect for this time of year.
The yarn includes merino and cashmere for warmth and is blended with a touch of Tencel which gives a wonderful crispness and drape to the finished item. The pattern includes three different sizes and is shown in a rich dark blue colour or an eye-catching silver grey.
To see more information about the Grayswood Scarf knitting pattern, please click here.
The stitch I used here is another beautiful pattern from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches. Please click here to order your copy!
New Blogpost: A scarf for the end of winter
I love Anna's new scarf pattern - the Nadine Scarf, featuring a wonderfully textural stitch from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book.
This is the Irish Squares stitch pattern with undulating ribs forming around blocks of Irish Moss Stitch. This combination creates a dense fabric which traps heat making it wonderfully warm – just perfect for this time of year.
The pattern looks complicated to knit but is surprisingly easy once you get going.
To read the blogpost and see more pictures of this lovely new pattern, please click here.
Please click here for more details about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. The book is available as a print book, an E-book or a package of the two from my Etsy store.
New Blogpost: In an icy quiet
. . . in which I muse upon a wintry day and the poem "Snow" by Walter de la Mare:
No breath of wind, no gleam of sun –
Still the white snow whirls softly down.
Twig and bough and blade and thorn
All in an icy quiet, forlorn.
Whispering, rustling, through the air
On sill and stone roof — everywhere,
It heaps its powdery crystal flakes,
Of every tree a mountain makes;
‘Til pale and faint at shut of day
Stoops from the West one wint’ry ray,
And, feathered in fire where ghosts the moon,
A robin shrills his lonely tune;
And from her dark-gnarled Yew-tree lair
Flits she who had been in hiding there.
To see more of my DH Tim's photos which so beautifully captured that snowy day and recalled this poem to my mind, please click here.
In the news
A big thank you to Kollabora for highlighting my Southampton Collection - Four Linen-Lined Bags in their recent Instagram posting!
and also to Shiela Dixon for featuring my Okehampton Tie knitting pattern in the January Hand Spinning News – love that newsletter! See the latest copy here: http://hand-spinning-news.com
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Knitting Patterns - inspired by nature - crafted with nature in mind