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What can I say about this yarn apart from, “Oooh!” Maybe that is how it got its name? When I held this yarn for the first time, I knew it had to be made into something that would be worn next to the skin, and where do we like to snuggle soft things? Our necks and cheeks! So a cowl it had to become! To get the maximum snuggly surface area out of ...
With its round yoke, A-line shape, and wide, ¾ length sleeves, this is a beautiful 3-season dress that will look good by itself or layered over leggings and a long sleeved top. The yarn provides wonderful drape and shows off the cables, which start out smaller at the neck then grow in width and length to compliment the dress’s shape. Dress it up...
Keep warm this Winter in a dramatically full skirt which moves beautifully as you walk, flatters the figure with its elasticated waist, cables - which get wider as it’s knitted and faux pleats. The simple to remember stitch pattern is perfect for cozy evenings. Looks great in solid colours as well as variegated yarns.
A warm and snuggly cardigan to hug your curves in all the right places. It’s business at the top and party down below with stripes of fancy handspun yarn to give the skirt more flair. A braided belt with handspun yarn tassels is added to cinch in the waist for even more va-va-voom! Worked top-down with set-in sleeves this design is completely se...
The idea for this dress started at around 3:30am, 2 days before the start of TNNA in June 2013. I had wanted something LOUD to wear so I mentally scanned my stash to find the perfect yarn. This Be Sweet Magic Ball yarn fit the bill perfectly! I jumped out of bed and started knitting immediately. The dress was completed at 1:30am, 4 days later – ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you need a warm hat to fight off those Winter chills while looking ultra-stylish, this hat is for you! Worked up super-fast, from the top down, in garter stitch and topped with an over-sized pompom in a fancy, contrasting yarn. All your friends will want one and you can make several in a weekend - perfect for gift-giving!
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
From the gorgeous yarn to the deep texture of the stitches, High Falls Coat is a stunning piece of very wearable art. The silhouette is kept simple, worked top-down with raglan sleeves and a straight body. Deep ribbed trims are added later to make this a completely seamless garment.
This is the perfect cowl for snuggling up into on a cold Winter’s day! Big enough to throw on over your coat or sweater, long enough to pull up over your nose and keep your chest warm. Great fun to knit - top-down, in the round, includes short row shaping and fancy contrast stripes.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The single skein of Mandarin coloured yarn was crying out to be made into a pair of fingerless mitts. They wanted to be a simple design, close-fitting with a double cable running down the centre. They needed to be long, seamless and with enough finger coverage to keep those Winter chills at bay. They told me they were happy but needed some short...
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Cloche Hat
Inspiration strikes at any time! The idea for this hat came to me from a pair of slippers, my lovely Mum sent to me, last Winter. Their Humbug stripes and jolly pompoms cheered my feet up. Now my head can be just as happy! As fun to knit as it is to wear, this top down, seamless hat has a shapely, short row brim and optional pompoms.
Designed to be worn as a layering piece, Colorado River is a seamless, open front vest, worked top down, from the racer back. The cables, bordered with pretty eyelets, create an eye-catching design at the centre back which divide at the waist to frame a lower back godet of crossed over stitches. The cables and eyelets continue from the back, ove...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Dress
I’m in love with the construction of Mojave Moon! Worked from the bottom up, it is simply a tube in the shape of a double V. Hip, waist and shoulder shaping are achieved by changing needle sizes along with some uncomplicated increases and decreases. The fringes are made by leaving long ends when joining colours - it couldn’t be easier. Make the ...
Wrap yourself up in this cozy scarf full of textural interest. Featuring; braided cables, dropped stitches, crossed stitches, fringes and tassels. Looks great in both solid and variegated yarns. With all its details, Tewa is one scarf that will never be boring to knit!
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Perfect for Winter snuggling, Cassiopeia is a beautiful cardigan in a simple silhouette to flatter any figure. Worked seamlessly down from the neck the long body will keep you cozy. The tall collar can be closed to keep your neck warm or left open, draped over the shoulders. The wide velvet trim adds a touch of holiday glamour and the kangaroo p...
The fella made me do it! After the cardigan I designed for him as part of my Highland collection, he demanded a new pullover for Winter. His brief included a roll neck, cables down the front and a deep green colour, the rest was up to me. We are both thrilled with this sweater as it fits like a glove, is super-snuggly to wear and looks FABULOUS!...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
How could I complete a collection named, “Space Invaders” without a splash of metallic? I found this wonderfully sparkly yarn and knew it would work perfectly as the “shine” element in this stylish and fun hat. Houndstooth is all over the catwalks this season and looks gorgeous as a fairisle in Hydra. The deep rib trim and pompom add to the cozi...
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
Designed to be worn with the AoK Hydra Hat, these Indus Mitts are the stylish way to keep your hands snug and warm. Instructions included for either Open Thumb or Closed Thumb with Flip Top. The Mitt tops are attached with snaps and can be left off on days which aren’t so Arctic!
My collection was finished, as far as I was concerned. The photographer and model were already booked when I got a message from Judy at Fabulous Yarns. She asked me to design a dress using Knit Collage Pixie Dust, I was skeptical. I drove the hour to meet up with her for a chat over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. She described her vision and ...
The two of these yarns sitting together in this cozy cowl just makes my heart so happy! I love the way the colours almost match but not quite. The differences in weight and texture, the smattering of sequins, the touch of soft-fluffiness, it’s just gorgeous! All that and it looks mighty fine around the neck too – you have to knit this RIGHT NOW!!!
A super bulky, super warm pullover doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Knit Collage Gypsy Garden is filled with exciting pieces of ribbon, tape and sequins in bright and sparkling contrast to the fuzzy base yarn. If that isn’t enough fun, the pattern stitches change every few rows to include eyelets and elongated stitches to add in even more tex...
Knitted top-down and in the round, these cabled legwarmers are both stylish and cozy. I love the way they look peeping out from the tops of my boots. Designed to be worn with the IONA dress, they also work well as armwarmers. The fella has demanded that he keep these legwarmers for himself - I hope we won’t get into fights over who gets to wear ...
Knitted top-down then in the round, Iona gets its shaping from the sections in between the front and back cables. Fits snugly in the upper body and through the high waist then increases into a dramatically full skirt. Can be worn on its own or over a lightweight top - also looks great under the CROMARTY jacket and with matching FYNE legwarmers.
A playful mix of weight and texture, Onyx is a completely seamless sweater, worked top-down with set-in, slightly puffed sleeves. The lower body and sleeves are worked on smaller needles in rib with simple cables. The corset inspired shaping assentuates an hourglass figure.
How about a pair of high-waisted shorts to keep your midsection warm and snug this winter? Worked top-down and completely seamless, this design features cables which enhance a women’s curves. Inspired by 19th century boned corsets and 1920’s tap shorts. Designed to be worn with Tanzanite Stockings and a big broad smile.
A beautiful, open, lace stitch combined with a gorgeously soft, space-dyed yarn make this simple mini-dress a stunning piece of knitwear. A deeply plunging V back contrasts with the high neckline of the front. The long, Biba-esque, sleeves are knitted down from the dropped shoulders, making this a completely seamless knit.
A “bra friendly” version of the Parfait Dress. This tunic length sweater is knitted in the same beautiful lace stitch as its sister. Featuring a more modest V neck which can be worn at the front or the back and the same long, Biba-esque, sleeves which are knitted down from the dropped shoulders, making this a completely seamless knit.
This gorgeously soft, relaxed fit sweater is worked in one piece from cuff to cuff. A double cable runs up the first sleeve, divides at the neck opening then joins together again to proceed down the second sleeve. Dropped stitches either side of the cable create more textural interest and reveal a sexy glimpse of skin.
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
The contrast of chunky cables and large-scale lace play happily together in this sleeveless cardi. A wonderful layering piece that can be worn either, open or tied with an i-cord belt. The contrasting colours of yellow and pink remind me of Rhubarb and Custard sweets I used to enjoy back home in England – they were as delicious as they sound!
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
This AoK twist on a traditional waistcoat has densely knit fronts, which contrast nicely with a lacy, lightweight back featuring a flirty ruffle. Toffee Apple would make a great layering piece for cooler climes or wear it on its own – if you dare! The unique construction of this piece means that there is only one tiny seam to sew at the centre b...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I had a skein of this gorgeous space-dyed sock yarn that I didn’t want to be hidden inside my boots. I loved the way the stripes worked in this stitch pattern so I designed these elegant armlets to keep me warm whilst still having my fingers free for knitting!