News and Updates
New Pattern - Druidstone Socks
SAT 19 MAR 2016
Super warm and stretchy, these socks will keep your feet warm no matter the weather. The socks can be worked in plain or variegated yarn to give a variety of looks, suitable for your next day at the office or a walk along a stormy coastal footpath.
The wide rib pattern is softly cushioned and holds its shape well. The socks feature gentle shaping around the ankle and arch to hug the foot neatly. There are three different sizes to suit both men and women, and the socks can be worked with a turn-over cuff or with a contrast-coloured top edge.
For more information, please visit the pattern page.
New Blogpost - The future of colour
THURS 10 MAR 2016
Have you ever wondered how the colour of yarn in your local yarn store gradually shifts from season to season, the bright blue of several years ago now nowhere in sight? Well it's all to do with colour forecasting.
The photo at the top left, for example, shows a menswear forecast which was put out several years ago for the season we are in now, Autumn/Winter 2015-2016. In this, we see a slightly improbable mix of bright colours contrasting with greys and browns.
And the lower picture shows the colours that we finally saw in the shops - significantly toned down, but still recognisable as deriving from the earlier predictions. ...
Blogpost - Love fishing for patterns
THURS 25 FEB 2016
We are so lucky as knitters these days to have a vast range of resources available to us, and so many ways to find new patterns and ideas. I have recently started selling my patterns in two new pattern outlets and wanted to add a note here in case anyone has not yet explored what they have to offer.
The first of these is LoveKnitting, which was started only a few years back in London. I remember meeting the team at the Knitting and Stitching show at Allie Pallie (Alexandra Palace) when they were first launching their company and was immediately impressed with their drive, enthusiasm and customer focus. ...
The second shop is Patternfish - a veritable treasure trove of patterns for knitting, crochet and weaving. It prides itself on being completely advertising free and just concentrates on patterns - all 21,453 of them as of today's date! ...
Read more about these two great on-line resources here.
Blogpost - The iBookstore is open!
MON 15 FEB 2016
I'm pleased to announce that my iBookstore is open with - wait for it, wait for it - one pattern so far! Well you have to start somewhere don't you. This has been a fun expansion of my current pattern outlets and I am hoping to have more patterns uploaded there soon.
The advantage of an iBook is that is an excellent format for hand-held devices such as iPads and iPhones. ...
Read more about the new iBookstore in my blogpost, 15 Feb 2016:
The new iBookstore is open!