Helen Stewart

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“The inhabitants of Arranmore are still persuaded that, in a clear day, they can see from this coast…the Enchanted Island, the Paradise of the Pagan Irish, and concerning which they relate a number of romantic stories.” — Beaufort’s Ancient Topography of Ireland.

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Dream Big 2014

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Essential Shawls

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Savour every stitch with this cosy introduction to the joy of Curious Handmade Socks. This collection features SIX hand-picked patterns. Carefully curated to be within reach for even newish sock knitters, each pattern features lovely textured details to gently lead you through new sock-knitting skills and keep you engaged and moving forward. These designs are a beautiful beginning to the prettiest sock drawer in town.

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The Kindling Hat and Kindling Mitts from Knitvent 2015.

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A festive mystery knit-along

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The Festive Mystery Knit Along returns!

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Join us for Knitvent 2015 and savour a holiday knitting season filled with surprises and sparkle!

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Join us for Knitvent and spoil yourself with six weeks of magical holiday knitting surprises!

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of the holiday season with our very special Knitvent 2017 collection.

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This Knitvent, we gather up all the peaceful moments and gentle surprises this time of year can bring. Amid the joyful bustle of holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, planning, and scheming, we’ll make room for rest, reflection, and gratitude. Each of our six mystery patterns will celebrate the peace to be found in little things. The hush of freshly fallen snow. Drowsy forest creatures bedding down for their winter sleep. A frosty evening dreaming in front of the fire with the ones we love best. Quiet moments spent knitting love into every stitch of a special gift.

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Come home for the holidays with Knitvent this year. As the year draws to its end, we’ll celebrate all the quiet joys of hibernation and gather close in gratitude for our own cosy nests.

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Find comfort and joy in a season of secret patterns and simple pleasures this Knitvent. Together we’ll slow down, take stock, and celebrate finding our own happiness wherever it is hiding.

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Knitvent 2021 is a secret collection of six perfect-for-gifting accessory patterns designed to surprise and delight you and every knitworthy person on your list. This year, indulge yourself with the comfort and warmth of handknit presents inspired by our favourite holiday-themed romantic comedies.

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Knitvent 2022 Presales now open at special Early Bird price (no coupon needed) Early Bird Price is £10.75 (before tax) 40% OFF the regular price of £18.00 until 27 October

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// First Pattern now out! // Winter Rose Socks!//

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Run away to a quiet cottage in Cornwall, a remote hideaway overlooking the sea. Outside, the waves crash against the rocks, but you are snug and warm, wrapped in blankets and toasting by a little wood-fired stove. There’s peace to be found in the wildness of the ocean and comfort to be gleaned from the humble pleasures of life on a windswept beach. No matter how fierce the weather may be, the sound of the sea can soothe a ruffled heart. When you’re feeling brave, you can climb the cliffs and take in the exhilaration of the view, or strike out in a sailboat and test your skills and courage against the wind. There is nothing else to do and nowhere else to be but right here, and every moment in this place is full of inspiration.

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Ever since we human beings began trying to explain the world to ourselves, we have looked for—and found—meaning everywhere. We hear messages on the wind and see shapes in the clouds. We read stories written in the stars. We can walk into a room and somehow instantly understand what’s going on, without saying or hearing a single word. A hum of anticipation. An excitement that travels like a ripple through our awareness. It’s something in the air. It’s the atmosphere.

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The Handmade Sock Society is a mystery pattern subscription club for anyone who loves socks, secrets, and making wonderful things in the company of other big-hearted knitters. With six mystery sock knitting patterns released over six months, it is an adventure in creativity and community.

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Ethereal. Enchanting. Unexpected.

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The Shawl Society Season 4 is now open to join here at the regular price of £15 (+VAT/GST) for the whole collection of 6 patterns.

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the 6th and final pattern of
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The Collage Socks are the 5th secret
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Medley Hat is the 3rd secret Knitvent 2022 pattern. Get the whole collection ebook here!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Errata Rounds 29 and 30 of the child size should have 40 as the stitch count rather than 41
Knitting: Cowl
This is the 2nd of 6 secret patterns
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Anthology is a weighty, bookish word, full of literary gravitas. It comes from two Greek words: “anthos” which means “flower”; and “logia” which means “collection”, or “gathering”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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The Miss May Mystery Knitalong is inspired by the creative genius, skill, and devotion of its namesake. The secret shawl design offers a modern interpretation of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic, growing week by week as each clue is revealed. This project is a community celebration of making something wonderful by hand.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
If there’s anything more comforting than a pair of handknit socks, it might just be a pair of handknit socks made from thicker wool.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Ever After Shawl is the 6th and
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
ERRATA on the XS size, the pattern states to cast on 78 stitches. This should read 72 stitches.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Meet Cute Mitts are the third of 6
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Meet Cute Socks are the fourth of
Knitting: Cowl
The Rose Cottage Cowl is the second of
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The Skyline wrap is the first of 6
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Blossom time, as spring reaches a dizzying peak of delight, just before the balance of the year tips slowly into summer. The clear brightness of sunshine glowing through the luminous pinks and whites of blossom trees. The drowsy hum of bees, tipsy with an abundance of nectar and pollen. What could be more lovely?
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The Hinterlands Shawl is the 6th and
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The Veranda Shade Shawl is the 5th
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The Lavender Fields Shawl is the 4th
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The Wild Bees Wrap is the 3rd Pattern
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The Scribbly Gum Socks are the 6th and
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The Silver River Shawl is the 2nd
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The Lavender Fields Socks are the 5th
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The Spinifex Socks are the 4th design
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The Shawl Society 5 is now open! Purchase here.
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The Wild Bees Socks are the 3rd
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The Picnic Blanket Socks are the 2nd
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This is the first pattern in The Handmade Sock Society Season 4
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
It’s amazing how quickly things can change in a moment.
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That bustle behind the door just before it’s thrown open in welcome. A melting hug. A mug of something warm and comforting. A glass of something cold and sparkling. The spicy scent of gingerbread wafting in from the kitchen. The rustle of wrapping paper and a gasp of surprise. Holiday cheer happens in these tiny moments. It lives in hospitality...
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When we talk about the magic of the season, it’s easy to forget that holiday cheer isn’t something that just happens. It’s something we make.
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To hearten is to encourage. To give heart. It’s an especially beautiful kind of love, focused on bringing comfort and joy wherever they are most needed. It’s what the holiday season is all about. Heartfelt presents and wholesome home cooking. Thoughtful acts of charity and random acts of kindness. Often, it’s something we do for others, but it’...
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The Rainforest Canopy Shawl is 20% OFF
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The Altitude Socks are the 6th and final secret pattern to be revealed in The Handmade Sock Society 3: get the whole collection here!
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The Vapour Socks are the 5th secret pattern to be revealed in The Handmade Sock Society 3: get the collection here!
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The Stillness Shawl was originally released as a mystery Knitalong with 5 clues. The whole consolidated pattern is now available.
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The Cirrus Socks are the 4th secret pattern to be revealed in The Handmade Sock Society 3: get the collection here!
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The Rainy Window Socks are the 3rd pattern in The Handmade Sock Society 3 Collection, available to buy here!
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The Ambient Socks are the 2nd pattern in the Handmade Sock Society Season 3 collection.
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The Luminary socks are the first pattern in the Handmade Sock Society Season 3. You can purchase the whole mystery collection ebook here!
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Gazing out over the surface of the ocean, it’s difficult to fathom just how much life teems beneath. It’s a whole other world down there in the depths, one we usually only ever see when there’s a nature documentary on the television, or if we’re one of the few brave and fortunate souls who are able to strap on a scuba tank and descend beneath t...
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The Homebody Mitts are the 6th of 6 secret gift-knitting patterns in the Knitvent 2019 Collection! They coordinate with the Homebody Hat and Homebody Socks.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Homebody Hat is the 5th of 6 secret patterns in the Knitvent 2019 Collection
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
The Dwelling Cushion Cover is the 4th of 6 mystery patterns in the Knitvent 2019 Collection
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Homebody Socks are the 3rd of 6 secret patterns in the Knitvent 2019 collection
Knitting: Throw
Habitation, the “act or fact” of living somewhere, is a pleasantly old-fashioned, practical kind of word. It shares a common word-ancestor with habitat, which brings to mind the downy nests and peaceful dens of wild things: a natural setting, a place where we somehow instinctively belong. It’s also a cousin of the humble habit which reminds us ...
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The Bide Shawl is the first of 6 surprise patterns in the Knitvent 2019 Collection!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the sixth shawl for Season 4 of The Shawl Society
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One morning, you wake up to sunshine flooding the cottage. It’s the most beautiful day yet, and it has only just begun. The hours stretch out ahead of you, full of possibility. This time in Cornwall has been restorative in ways you never expected. You have a new well of courage and excitement from which to draw, and everything seems much bright...
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This shawl is the fifth shawl in The Shawl Society Season 4
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This is the fourth Shawl of The Shawl Society Season 4
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This is the fourth pattern in Season 2 of The Handmade Sock Society
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This is the third Shawl of The Shawl Society Season 4
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From the moment your feet hit the surf, the first swim of the day feels like freedom. Although swimming may be too strong a word. Movement is effortless, and this is more about relaxation, about surrendering yourself to the joys of the sea. Finally, you can let go and just float, buoyant and supported by the salt water. Bobbing up and down amon...
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This pattern is the third sock in The Handmade Sock Society Season 2 available here.
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The Shawl is part of The Society Season 4 collection available here
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This pattern is available as part of The Handmade Sock Society 2
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This shawl was launched at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 in collaboration with La Bien Aimée.
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This shawl was launched at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 in collaboration with A Yarn Story and Magpie Fibers.
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This is the first sock in The Handmade Sock Society Season 2 - purchase collection here.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is the 6th and final pattern for Knitvent 2018.
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The way a crow
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we have to seek, as children do
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“How quiet is the spruce,
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This pattern is the second window of the Knitvent 2018 Collection available here.
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This is the sixth and final pattern in The Shawl Society Season 3
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Sometimes all it takes to heal a place is to gently step away. Ecologists call this process “rewilding” and it is transforming landscapes around the world. Rewilding means stopping the bustle of human activity and giving the land back to itself, allowing the earth and the creatures that live there to get on with the work of growth, and balance ...
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Hazelnut Socks is the fifth pattern in The Handmade Sock Society available here
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The Shawl Society Season 3 is available here!
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“If I have a spade,” she whispered, “I can make the earth nice and soft and dig up weeds. If I have seeds and can make flowers grow the garden won’t be dead at all—it will come alive.”
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
We’re making a little shift from flora to fauna to appreciate the little beings who dance from flower to flower. Honey bees are the best known and best loved of our pollinators, without whom there would be no beautiful gardens us to enjoy. They are fascinating creatures with complex societies and many talents. Not only do they fertilise our flo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The third shawl in The Shawl Society Season 3
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the second pattern in The Shawl Society Season 3
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As gardens burst into frenzied bloom under the strong sunlight of in midsummer, Astrantia is content to sparkle in the shade. She’s not the showiest plant to flower at this time of year, but once you make her acquaintance, her twinkling charm is irresistible. The name Astrantia is drawn from the Latin word for “star” and when you see the masses...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Maytham Shawl is the first pattern in The Shawl Society Season 3: the complete collection is available here!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the second pattern in The Handmade Sock Society collection.
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Kits and companion project bags are available at Little Skein in the Big Wool.
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She didn’t travel anywhere without her wool socks. They were the first to go in her suitcase and on her feet as soon as the plane’s wheels left the runway. More precious than gold, handmade socks are a treasure that reminds us of all the miles travelled together.
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Knitting: Poncho
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Knitting: Legwarmers
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Crescent shawl, simple garter stitch body and beautiful lace border. Knitting pattern for adventurous beginners.
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