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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
These bobble hats are the perfect way to do couples twinning! The simple ribbed cables intertwine and flow beautifully up the hat, giving them a gorgeous texture that is eye-catching whilst also being simple to knit. The ribbed turn back keeps the hat tight to the head and makes sure your ears stay nice and warm throughout the winter months. Th...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The ‘Tuscan Dreams’ top was inspired by the beautiful colours and spirit of Tuscany, a stunning region in Italy. The gorgeous earthy colours of the architecture, the rolling hills and relaxed vibe have made this one of my favourite places to visit.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The ‘Sakura’ top was inspired by the feeling of springs arrival, where bare branches fill with gorgeous blossoms and the softness of nature come back after the long winter months.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pullover
The Willowbrooke sweater is the ultimate in comfort and style. It features an all-over stitch with a beautifully pattern and drape. The sweater is oversized to allow lots of space for layering underneath and has a wide neckline with a deep turn-over guaranteed to keep away the winter chills. Bands of colour on the body are echoed on the slim sl...
Knitting: Home - Other
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This giant, colourful cushion was inspired by the great tradition of patchwork quilting. This endlessly fascinating craft has a vast range of varieties and styles. The two sides of this cushion show the wonderful contrast in patterns, one being very uniform while the other is random and spontaneous.
Knitting: Potholder
These vibrant, chunky hot pad stands will bring a great zing into your home. The slipped stitch pattern creates a relief layer that makes these super thick and the ultimate protection for any surface. The hot pads lie beautifully flat and are worked on a Garter Stitch base which makes them naturally reversible.
Knitting: Throw
The name of this blanket is given in the most loving way. For a time I was working all the time and my mind was always on the go I needed a way to decompress and clear my mind, as alway I turn to knitting. I had a massive pile of yarn and found that long rows of simple knit stitches was a wonderful way to get into a state of flow. I found joini...
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
This gorgeous set of accessories is the perfect combination for when the temperature starts to drop. The stunning stitch pattern they are worked in has an amazing texture that resembles armour and catches the light in a wonderful way. The cowl is designed to sit closely around the neck to keep the cold winds out, whilst the fingerless mittens h...
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is a fantastic statement piece worked in a gorgeous eye-catching knitting stitch. It came to life when I found a cable stitch that reminded me of a stunning cathedral I had recently visited. It had an arched roof that almost seemed to flow and merge like stone roots, giving a mystical look in the soft afternoon light. As an accessory ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Big, bold and super cozy, this hat has it all! Knitted in a beautifully soft chunky yarn it is guaranteed to keep you warm and keep the cold breeze off your ears. It can be worn as on oversized slouchy hat or with a turn back to fit snug to the head The stitch pattern is a variation of a ribbed stitch which makes it stretchy and mouldable as we...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The feeling of Autumn arriving is always an exciting one for me, there is a change in the air and before you know it you’re surrounded by beautiful colours and have the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. It also signals the time to bring out all the wonderful knits that have been packed away all summer! This new scarf is inspired by this chang...
Knitting: Animal Toy
These adorable bunnies are a beautifully fun way to hop into knitting toys! They are constructed very simply but still retain the maximum level of cuteness which make them a wonderfully quick project perfect for gifts. The pattern also includes two sets of instruction for either circular or flat knitting so anyone can knit them up.
Knitting: Tote
The Calypso handbag was inspired by those hot summers days when all you want to do is have an ice lolly and dive into a cool swimming pool!! It is a great size bag that is perfect for all manner of activities and is worked in a Zig zag slip stitch that makes the fabric thick and stretch resistant. The base is constructed with an envelope fold t...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
On those chilly evenings what could be better than getting under a toasty warm blanket and feeling like you’re at the beach in the sunshine! This blanket is worked in a great reversible stitch that has a bold horizontal design and resembles its name, braided bamboo. The pattern is wonderfully simple and as it is knitted in a chunky yarn it is s...
Knitting: Scarf
This long scarf has a stunning beautiful surface texture which has an immediate visual impact. The stitch is made up of ribs undulating around blocks of double moss stitch, this combination creates a dense fabric which traps heat making it wonderfully warm and perfect for cold winters days. The pattern looks complicated to knit but is surprisin...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Headband
This beautiful set featuring a headband and mitts - perfect accessories for those cold winter days. Worked in a stunning reversible ribbed cable stitch they can be worn either way for a smooth or more complex patterned look. The mitts can also be worn in both directions to either cover the wrist or the finger tips more. They are particularly go...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Towel
These bold, fun hand-towels are a great addition to the home. They are worked in a super textural yarn that has a lovely feel on the skin as well as being very absorbent. The colours are playful and feature contrasting bands of zig-zag patterning which pop beautifully. The pattern comes in two sizes: face towel and hand-towel. Both sizes includ...
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Coaster
This fun set of coaters is worked a beautiful trellis stitch which resembles graphic rose vines. The reversible cable stitch makes a dense flat surface great for resting drinks and bowls on. The pattern includes two sizes: a small coffee mat size and a larger central mat embellished with tassels for your sugar bowl or table decoration.
Knitting: Placemat
These beautiful, impactful placemats will add glamour to any table. Worked in the wonderful Cornish Diamond stitch they have a intriguing texture and being a reversible stitch lay perfectly flat without any blocking! The placemats are worked with two strands of cotton yarn so have a good weight and firmness. The pattern includes two sizes of pl...
Knitting: Table Runner, Placemat
This eye-catching centrepiece is a great way to dress up a table whilst doubling up as a large placemat for those big family feasts. The reversible Cornish Diamond stitch pattern has a wonderful texture that picks up the light in beautiful ways. The centrepiece lies perfectly flat and is finished with a contrast-coloured picot edging.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is an absolute must for the cold winter months! It features a large turn-back so there’s no chance for the wind or cold getting through. The twisted rib stitch also traps the air beautifully, so you will stay warm no matter what the weather throws at you!
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This fun, playful tea cozy is a great way to keep your teapot warm. It is worked in Bamboo Stitch, which is beautifully textural and really holds the heat in well. The pattern is quick and easy to knit as the cozy is worked flat and seamed up afterwards, so is great for beginners and as a gift idea. The pompoms are added on afterward and you ca...
Knitting: Potholder
These Diamond Pan Protectors are a great way to protect your pots and pans against scrapes and scratches while brightening up your cupboards! The protectors will fit a wide range of pan sizes and the pattern includes two different designs options. They can also double up as hot pads to protect tabletops.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern combines an amazingly comfortable fit with a beautiful soft, warm Lamana yarn to create the perfect hooded scarf that can be used from Autumn right through to the depths of Winter. The scarf is worked in a stunning linked chain reversible stitch which prevents it from curling and the hood is gently shaped to sit perfectly on and of...
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is a perfect all rounder, worked in the divine Lamana Milano yarn it is deliciously soft and had a beautiful all over stitch pattern that creates a gorgeous texture. With its wide crew neck and gentle ease it is both comfortable and stylish. It has the added bonus of being worked in a reversible stitch that not only keep the fabric...
Knitting: Headband
This simple, elegant headband is reminiscent of 1930’s glamour and a great way to dress up an outfit. The mix of soft and textural stitch patterns makes for an eye-catching look and the garter rib band can be worn tight together or stretched out over the ears to keep you warmer when the temperature drops.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This super playful cafetière cozy is perfect to keep your coffee pot piping hot. Worked in the amazingly textural honeypot stitch it has a beautiful three-dimensional feel and as the stitches are gathered it creates air traps that retain the heat really well. To make life simple it is joined at the top so it can be slipped over quickly and then...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat combines a beautiful, bold mosaic stitch with the divinely soft Di Lusso cashmere yarn creating a slouchy hat bound to keep you warm and stylish no matter the occasion! The garter mosaic patterned brim sits beautifully flat around the face and creates a natural fold for the back giving a flattering shape.
Knitting: Tote
This bag is a perfect all rounder. Worked in a sturdy reversible slipped stitch, it has both a beautiful texture and the strength to carry even quite heavy weights. The construction also helps this as the base is folded under the canvas strapping and secured in the center creating a dense base. The stitch naturally lies flat and has an interest...
Knitting: Placemat
These stunning placemats will transform any dining table. The impactful but delicate Queen Charlotte’s lace stitch is easy to work and totally reversible which makes them lay wonderfully flat. They also feature a wavy crochet edging worked in a contrasting color to add a little extra pop! Two sizes are included to suit smaller or larger place s...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
These beautiful little washcloths are a must for any home and can be used for a whole variety of tasks from cleansing your face to washing the dishes. They have a lovely texture that is reminiscent of gentle waves on the sea and have a handy little tab for easy storage.
Knitting: Towel
Make your visitors feel like they are at a spa with these beautifully textured hand towels. Soft, thick and luxuriant, they add just the right finishing touch for your powder room. Worked in a bulky 100% combed cotton yarn, they knit up quickly so your guests will soon have that wonderfully pampered feeling.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens make a fabulously versatile accessory for the winter months. The strong herringbone pattern adds a graphic nature and this mixed with the super soft, lightweight Angora 50 makes them both delicate and toasty warm.
Knitting: Cowl
This beautifully soft cowl is what I imagine it would feel like to be hugged by a big warm cloud! The yarn is loosely spun and being knitted on larger needles it traps the air and makes it super toasty to wear. This softness is offset by the bold parallelogram stitch pattern which is very distinctive and simple to knit. The cowl is completely r...
Knitting: Placemat
These placemats are wonderfully graphic whilst feeling delicate and sophisticated. The contrast between light and dark really highlights the beautifully fluid nature of the feather and fan lace pattern. They are knitted with Sublime Egyptian cotton that has a subtle shine which catches the light and emphasizes the texture. This pattern includes...
Knitting: Placemat
These placemats are wonderfully textural with a graphic patterning that resembles bands of geometric leaves. Combined with bold colorful stripes they are certain to add charm to any table.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Inspired by the iconic red and white 80’s OXO apron, this bold cushion cover is a great statement for any chair! The combination of stripes and checks creates a strong geometric pattern that is very eye catching. It also holds potential to feel quite different if worked in softer color ways. Worked as a faux plaid, the vertical lines are added ...
Knitting: Tote
This delicate, natural shoulder bag is a great accessory and a perfect size for whatever the day might throw at you. Rowan’s creative linen yarn works perfectly with the Linen stitch pattern, which has a great woven feel and is wonderfully firm so won’t stretch easily. I should note it is a slow grower due to its slip stitches but definitely wo...
Knitting: Potholder
Looking for a speedy way to use up remainder yarn and protect your table from hot dishes? Well look no further! The Julia hot pot stand features the beautifully textured Close stitch which is a wonderful reversible stitch that naturally lays completely flat without the need for blocking. This, combined with a densely knitted chunky yarn makes a...
Knitting: Coaster
These coasters are wonderfully vibrant and sure to jazz up any surface. The use of the reversible quilted cross-stitch a make perfectly flat surface and by working it on smaller needles creates a firm surface perfect to hold your drink.
Knitting: Throw
This is a very special blanket. Created for a friend who fought and devastatingly lost his battle with cancer. During this time he mentioned he was finding the hospital cold and as any knitter would do, I picked up my needles to make him a toasty blanket. This pattern is a great project, beautifully textured and an easy stitch to work, so you c...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Bold and graphical in design, this cushion cover is fun to work and great to add some color and interest to your home. Worked utilizing the right and wrong side of a stitch pattern that are radical different in appearance makes a lovely eye catching textile.
Knitting: Pullover
This cozy drop sleeve sweater is great as a transitional piece to take you right the way from winter to spring. The combination of an oversized body and slim sleeves makes this feel easy to wear whilst not looking swamped. It can be worn as easily over a t-shirt as a heavy layer deep winter outfit making it a great all rounder and wardrobe stap...
Knitting: Cowl
This cheerful cowl is a piece of oversized comfort; it can be worn open to tuck your hands into or doubled up. The Noro yarn makes for a beautiful colour transition whilst the bouclé gives it a scrumptiously soft texture making it an essential winter warmer and a quick project to knit.
Knitting: Cowl
This gorgeously warm cowl is a lovely length to be worn open or doubled up. The stitch and colour combination work interestingly together, creating a completely reversible fabric with stripes on one side and a speckled pattern on the other. This works very well with the different edging tones to make an interesting and functional accessory.
Knitting: Sachet
These little fish are both playful and practical! Made up of stunning Turkish cotton and beautifully smelling lavender these cute potpourri pouches can be used all over the home, from cupboards and drawers to hanging on door handles. There are three designs included with two hanging styles to give you a variety of options to create the perfect ...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Toy Mobile
Pattern includes 3 fish variations and make up instructions for i cord.
Knitting: Pullover
Size: S (M, L).
Knitting: Pullover
This adorable cropped sweater is playful and easy to wear. It’s lovely and fitted around the shoulders, whilst loose around the waist. The design was inspired by the ideas of peace and love and brings their most symbolic images, the olive branch and the heart together to make a bold, beautiful motif.
Knitting: Hair accessories, Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Rug
Knitting: Scarf
Colours: Main Colour: #6121 “Sunny” 2 balls,
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Good size for push chairs/ strollers.
Knitting: Placemat
One ball of yarn is used per placemat.
Knitting: Scarf
Beautifully warm and eyecatching, this scarf is a wonderful winter companion. It is a good width and length to be worn in a versatile way, from being draped around the shoulders for some light extra warmth, to being wrapped once or twice around the neck for when the winter has really set in. Worked in the stunning Feather and Fan stitch the fab...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a stylish yet simple sweater which is comfy, slim-fitting and highly versatile. It can be worn in either direction, with the V shaping at the back for a preppy look or to the front for a more shaped dressy style. The combination of the stripes around the shoulders and snowflake lace detailing down the sleeves make this a really pretty, ...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
These little pockets are eye catching and versatile enough to fit mobile phones, iPhones, iPods and and a range of other designs. Each of the styles is knitted on smaller needles to give this stitch extra firmness and texture, making an elastic fabric that will mold to the item whilst also being dense enough to protect it from small bumps and g...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I created this hat design during a brutally cold and windy English winter. They are lovely and cozy, ideal for keeping you warm and the cold wind off your ears! Knitted with a super soft chunky yarn they have a lovely fit, with an eye catching spiral pattern on the crown. This detailing makes the hat very comfortable, and it can be worn snuggly...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A stunningly bold cushion that will bring a stylish pop to any environment. Its simplistic design and bold colors make this a simple and satisfying project.
Knitting: Headwear - Other