Aurélie Colas

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eBook : 6 patterns

A collection of six designs inspired by British Inventors and Scientists (or their work).

eBook : 6 patterns

Castle Fraser throughout the year is a collection of accessories, inspired by one of the grandest Scottish baronial tower house, its architecture, decoration and history.

eBook : 4 patterns

Christmas under The Saltire is a collection of accessories and toys, inspired by Scotland and its traditions and history, to bring a little bit of this wonderful and welcoming country to your home as Christmas and winter approach. It also contains a little bit of France, with a traditional board game perfect for some quality family time.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sizes
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Enzo is a sleeveless jacket with a modern look, designed with the active children in mind, with roomy pockets to gather many treasures of course!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The sixth design in the “British Inventors and Scientists” collection is not a sock… XNOR is a nod to Boolean Algebra, introduced by George Boole, English mathematician and logician during the 19th century.
Knitting: Vest
Worn over a light flannel shirt, Lorraine keeps her core warm when Little Miss is busy exploring the garden.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The fifth design in the “British Inventors and Scientists” collection is a tribute to Alan Turing. Mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician, pioneer in computer science, Alan Turing has played a key role in the development of computers, and the concept of algorithm.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Billed Hat
Titi Parisien is inspired by the fictional character of Gavroche, street urchin in the novel ‘Les Misérables’ by Victor Hugo (1862).
Knitting: Scarf
On the South-facing wall of the beautiful Walled Garden, a heavy iron gate gives access to a little path to the woods.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When the cat is away, the mice have a gig on your feet! The Mice Will Play features cat paws which swirl around your leg, lace ribbing on the rest of the sock, and an original textured heel flap, for a feminine and fraternal pair of socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The fourth design in the “British Inventors and Scientists” collection is a tribute to Ada Lovelace (1815-1852). Mathematician and writer, she is regarded as the first “computer programmer” .
Knitting: Cardigan
Romane is a first name used in France for little girls. Roman is a first name used in the UK for little boys. Yet, both names are pronounced exactly the same. Maybe Romane and Roman could share their cardigan…
Knitting: Softies - Other
For all the little knights and princesses… knit them a best friend to ride and play with! When you are done, hand the shiny new mount to your brave rider, and watch proudly for their exploits.
Knitting: Messenger Bag
Towards the end of the visit of Castle Fraser, one gets to enter the vast library, created by Colonel Charles Mackenzie Fraser.
Knitting: Cowl
Square or triangular, often featuring a garter stitch center and feather and fan border, haps enthuse knitters all over the world. Mini Hap Cowl is a lightweight interpretation of the traditional Shetland cosy shawls.
Knitting: Cape
“Nid d’abeilles” is the French for the structural element of “Honeycomb”, and means literally “nest of bumblebees”: a textured and comfortable garment to snuggle into during al fresco diners.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
To explore the many contributions of Sir Isaac Newton to science would have required many pairs of socks. “Axiomata” is a tribute to just a few of his findings, from classical mechanics to optics, and takes its name from Axiomata sive Leges Motus, in which Newton defined the Universal Laws of Motions.
Knitting: Toy Food
What more appropriate to complement the Axiomata socks, inspired by Sir Isaac Newton, than a couple of apples, fallen from a woolly tree? This is the reason behind the Newton’s Apple design: a need for a squishy woolly apple for the final pictures of the socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“Photo 51” is a tribute to Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray diffraction image of DNA has played a significant role in the discovery of the DNA double helix model by Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
With reference to the well-known “pea problem” that a princess once happened to have, the Princess Sole consists in the smoothest, softest of all soles, with the “right side” of the stocking stitch in contact with the skin, and the naughty purl bumps on the outside of the sock.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Just a few metres away from the walls of Castle Fraser, thousands of daffodils cover the ground. The bright yellow and orange of the flowers, symbol of Spring and renewal, contrast beautifully with the subtle colours of the stones.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Having lived in Scotland for a few years now, I have learned to appreciate the many types of rain the British weather has to offer.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Did you know that the first steam locomotive, and the first railway were British? From William Murdoch, to Richard Trevithick, to George Stephenson and his Locomotion, the history of railway has been deeply anchored in the United Kingdom.
Knitting: Mittens
Inside Castle Fraser (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) is a little room, with a woodcarving of a standard-bearer sheep in a recess on the wall. Of French origins, the Fraser family descends from continental settlers, as part of the Norman infiltration in the 12th century. The Scottish standard-bearer sheep is strangely similar to the emblem of a large ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Don’t sit on the fence: jump in with both feet!
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the lovely shape of the many turrets of Castle Fraser (Scotland), especially the bell-shaped one which leads to the very top of the Round Tower, flanked on each side with beautifully carved stone balustrades…
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These historically inspired socks draw their design elements from the impressive sculptural facade of Castle Fraser. The granite walls and decorative stonework of the castle is interspersed by many regularly placed windows while the top of the might round tower is encircled by a ring of beautifully carved stone balustrades.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Cuff up, or folded down for two different styles. Colourful linen stitch, and I-cord details, for added interest. And an uncommon linen stitch heel flap too!
Knitting: Cloche Hat
(Description en français ci-après)
Knitting: Bedspread
Knit long strips, attach them together ― they match! ― and here is a cosy and pretty blanket…
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
One can never have enough bags. Bags
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
“Originally designed to complement the Christmas “Scot”-ing, these cushions quickly became loveable favourite items of the household.
Knitting: Throw
“Somewhere on the train from Aberdeen to Inverness (Scotland), there was a little hill with a flock of sheep having a nap in the sun. Some of the sheep were white, some were dark. And they were scattered all over the hill like a checkerboard. They were playing Sheepy Draughts, for sure.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
(No end date - Permanent) £1.00 out of every purchase of this pattern will be donated to SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society), a charity which provides support for bereaved families after the loss of their baby. (see donation updates below)
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A fully lined (and very roomy) stocking with Fair Isle detail
Knitting: Knee-highs
“As Robbie Burns day approached, and as the snow was upon us, I thought it would be a treat for my little one to have long handsome socks to keep his legs warm and cosy. What better way to celebrate the traditions of my Scottish home than to knit a pair of Kilt Hose?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A word from the designer: “With the comfort of my sweet little one in mind, I wanted to design a very soft and warm hat. Lofty and incredibly soft, the Rowan Lima was perfect for it. Alpaca is definitely one of the warmest fibres one can knit with!