spring socks

Ianthe socks || my life in knitwear

There has been a fair amount of Kitchener stitching going on over the past week and I have completed one and a half pairs of socks. I finally finished my Ianthe socks just in time for the arrival of Spring, having started them last July as a holiday knitting project. It has taken slightly longer than… 

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spring bloom mitts

Spring Bloom Mitts || my life in knitwear

You may have noticed, and I may have mentioned (just once or twice), that I am huge fan of knitted bobbles and like to use them whenever possible in my designs… These are the Spring Bloom Mitts designed for Loop. Released just in time for the arrival of Spring, they will keep hands toasty warm… 

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sockupied spring 2015

Sockupied Coopknits Laith socks || my life in knitwear

The second of my CoopKnits posts is all about the new Spring 2015 issue of the wonderful Sockupied eMag from Interweave. Rachel is the featured designer for the ‘Eye on Design’ section, and alongside her new sock pattern, Laith, there is a peek inside the quirky world of CoopKnits written by myself. Laith is something of a new… 

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coopknits socks volume 2

CoopKnits Socks Volume 2 || my life in knitwear

You’ve probably noticed I’m a bit of a CoopKnits fangirl, and more often than not have one of Rachel’s sock patterns on the needles, so it’s always a pleasure to have her pop by and appear on the blog. Indeed, over the next week I have not one, but two CoopKnits post for you! Rachel’s… 

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secrets and socks

Secret project 3 || my life in knitwear

There is a lot of very exciting, secret knitting in my project trolley at the moment. It makes blogging slightly more difficult as I can’t really show you what I’m up to, but I figured a few of teeny tiny peeks wouldn’t hurt too much… And the same but different… Then there’s this one… Hope I… 

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beanies & bobble hats

Beanies & Bobble Hats || my life in knitwear

Beanies & Bobble Hats by Fiona Goble is the fabulous follow-up to Scarves & Cowls featured on the blog last year. This new collection contains 36 hats for men, women and kids, all of which are quick and easy makes. As I have found with my From Stash project, hats are perfect for stash-busting and this collection definitely ticks that… 

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strie socks

Four layers of Strie || my life in knitwear

As I managed to acquire one, possibly two, okay several, new skeins of yarn for my stash last week, in the spirit of the From Stash project it was only right that I get a work in progress off the needles. These beauties, knit in Crazy Zauberball, continue the gradient theme from Monday’s blog post. I find it’s impossible… 

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Orange gradient || my life in knitwear

A burst of colour for a Monday morning with a series of beautiful gradient yarns that have recently found their way into my stash. As you can clearly see my plan to work ‘From Stash’ is going well! On a hard-wearing sock yarn base are these beautiful sets of seven 10g mini-skeins from The Knitting Goddess:… 

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tops and toes

Canopy Beret || my life in knitwear

A couple more From Stash projects have made it off the needles over the past week, which is just as well as there have been a couple of exciting yarn deliveries to fill the gaps these projects have left…there is no hope for me! The beautiful beret in Fibre Company Canopy is done, dusted and has… 

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cotton to gold

Cotton Loom, warp and weft || my life in knitwear

London is full of unexpected treats and an impromptu visit with a friend to Two Temple Place on a grey winter Sunday was no exception. Previously known as Astor House, this incredible building was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor, the founder of New York’s Waldorf Astoria, in the late 19th Century as a home and office away from home. It… 

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the bletchley collection

The Bletchley Collection || my life in knitwear

It is always exciting to see projects I have been secretly working finally being revealed to the public. The Bletchley Collection is a collaboration between indie dyer, Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns and designer, Joanne Scrace who you may also know as Not So Granny, and is inspired by Alan Turing and the team of… 

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