Top-Down Jumpers

Over the past eighteen months or so I have become obsessed with knitting Top-Down Jumpers! If you have never knitted a Top-Down Jumper before, the clue is in the title…you begin at the top and work down. Having cast on stitches for the neckline and joining in the round, you continue working down through the … Read More

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

CAL Sampler Square Blanket

Over the last couple of weeks I have been planning a CAL (Crochet-Along) course for the Autumn. Looking beyond the simple Granny square, I have been exploring and experimenting with more complicated designs and combining them into a single blanket design (Blanket size approx 52 cms/ 35 cms, 54 squares in total) I started with … 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 ideas 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