Sophie Digard

I have always loved the exquisite work by the Parisienne crochet designer Sophie Digard. She always works with such a beautiful palette of soft colours in a range of muted fine yarns to produce the most delicate shawls and scarves.         You can see Sophie Digard at Loop www.loopknittingshop. I think these flowers … Read More

Autumn Knit-along

Following on from the success of the summer Jumper-knit-along class I have now set a new class for Autumn, Aran-knit-along. I have found a great Sirdar pattern which uses a lovely combination of cabling work as well as working on all the different techniques (shaping, picking up stitches, button holes etc) needed for making this gorgeous … Read More

Pinwheel Cushion

I love looking through all my knitting books for new inspiration to make. Knitting at Home is a lovely book from the American designer Leanne Prouse which has lots of great ideas which are beautifully styled and photographed. I decided to have a go at making her Pinwheel Cushion. It was a fairly straight forward … Read More

Winter Snowflakes

I have been making a bundle of delicate cotton snowflakes ready for Christmas. I will either string them together as a garland, add them to the tree, or simply use them to decorate my parcels and cards. I have designed a simple pattern which involves just 2 rounds which you can find on Extras 

Dusky Rose

  Looking for a simple flower pattern, I found this sweet rose on Attic 24– always a great source of crochet inspiration. Making it up in different weight yarns creates such completely different effects. For the delicate pink rose I used DK cotton and a 3.5 hook. A cluster of these small flowers would make … Read More