KnitShareLearn | Tutorials for Oriental Beauty

By | May 10th, 2017|#knitsharelearn, Learn, The Tea Collection Club, Tutorial|

Did you know that I have a series of tutorials to accompany my patterns? I love incorporating useful techniques in my designs and helping knitters elevate their knitting with helpful hints and tips brings me so much joy. One of my favourite things is teaching knitting workshops and because I can't always be teaching in person I have decided to start developing my online tutorial library. #knitsharelearn is a series of clear, helpful video tutorials covering a range of techniques including unusual cast-on and bind-off techniques, special stitches and hints and tips to get the most out of KnitShareLove [...]

What is The Tea Collection Club?

By | April 23rd, 2017|Designs, The Tea Collection, The Tea Collection Club, Yarn|

The Tea Collection Vol II Many of you will remember The Tea Collection Vol I - a collection of eleven gorgeous tea inspired hats, with a couple of cowls to make sure your neck stays warm and cozy. I really enjoyed creating those designs and it was such a pleasure to watch you knitting your way through the collection. So, Jess and I have teamed up again, and we have a new collection - fuelled by our love of tea, knitting and great yarn. We are very excited to share The Tea Collection II with you. Our brand [...]

East London Knit Podcast | Guest Interview

By | April 20th, 2017|#knitsharelove, Interviews, The Tea Collection Club|

Hi there Hope April is treating you well. I wanted to pop past and let you know that I was recently interview by Renee from the East London Knit podcast. Renee and I caught up at Edinburgh Yarn Festival an chatting about knitting, travelling and the new Tea Club. If you fancy catching up with all my latest news 'in person' you can view the podcast below. You can also subscribe to Renee's podcast via her youtube channel.  The Tea Club 2017/18 More information about [...]

New Design | Oriental Beauty

By | April 6th, 2017|The Tea Collection, The Tea Collection Club, Yarn|

Oriental Beauty As the steam gently rises from your tea cup, you breathe in the beautiful aromas gliding into the air, a sense of calm washes over you ... sitting down, you pick up your knitting and gently ease back into your favourite chair, relaxing stitch by stitch. Created to celebrate the launch of The Tea Collection Club and inspired by the deliciously rich Oolong tea from my favourite Edinburgh tea shop, Pekoe Tea. Oriental Beauty is worked in aran weight yarn - so it knits up quickly and is a really satisfying project. Worked inside out [...]

Heart on My Sleeve

By | February 15th, 2017|#knitsharelearn, #knitsharelove, Designs|

Heart On My Sleeve When Emily from Tin Can Knits told me about this project last year I was blown away. A collection of sweaters by some of the most respected and inspiring designers out there to raise money for charity, what a fantastic way to spread love and give back! When you buy the ebook, $16.80 of the $18 USD purchase price goes to the Against Malaria Foundation (the other $1.20 is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each sweater is worked in DK from the bottom up, with a yoke construction and the [...]

Times flies | Socktober

By | October 9th, 2016|Designs, Socks|

Time certainly does fly - this year has whizzed past me at an incredible rate of knots. How have you been? Hopefully the last few months have been good to you. Things here are settling down slowly. I was reminded earlier this week that it has been almost three years since I embarked on my journey of sock heel exploration that turned into the Sock Anatomy. To celebrate Socktober I thought it would be good fun to look back at the lovely socks from this collection. Nine simple socks to knit, each focussing on a different heel, in nine sizes. [...]

Friendship Across the Oceans | Podcast

By | August 15th, 2016|Designs|

Friendship Across the Oceans Sally-Jane asked me to make a short movie for her podcast about my two pieces in the collection. I thought you might enjoy watching it so have popped it in below for you. Pink Hair Girl Podcast Sally-Jane and her lovely daugther Rachel have a brilliant weekly podcast about all things knitting, crafting and South Africa. If you enjoy watching podcasts I highly recommend this one. In this episode Sally-Jane talks about her two designs in our latest collection. [...]

The Travel Trio

By | June 10th, 2016|#knitsharelove, Designs, Socks, Travel|

The Travel Trio | New Designs and Knit-along Hello, how are you? I hope your June is off to a good start. I am adapting to the chill of the Victorian winter (in all honesty it is far colder than I expected it to be and I may have done a little grumbling in the last few weeks as I pulled on "all the knitwear" to keep warm). The silver lining is I am getting to wear all my lovely hand knits. We are settling in nicely to our new home and I have been meeting lovely knitters which is [...]

Yaw – an adventure in self stripe | New Pattern

By | April 19th, 2016|Designs, Socks, Yarn|

Yaw - an adventure in self stripe Hello there - I hope you are having a wonderful week. I am slowly sorting out the new house, unpacking boxes (it never seems to end) and getting myself back online. I have a few exciting things in the works - more about that very soon. In the meantime I wanted to share my latest release with you - Yaw. Yaw This pattern was in The Knitter last year and I am super excited to be able to release it on Ravelry today. I think it is the perfect combination of easy breezy [...]

Birthday Sale and New Mini Collection

By | February 3rd, 2016|#knitsharelove, Designs, Yarn|

Introducing Slipt Colour and a little birthday celebration I hope you are having a wonderful week. Today I am celebrating reaching the milestone of 35 ... my aims for today are knitting, squishing yarn and possibly indulging in some scrumptious cake (the perfect set of birthday activities). To celebrate I have two bits of news to share with you. Slipt Colour Yesterday I launched a new mini collection over on Ravelry ... Love variegated yarns? Looking for patterns that showcase the colours as they dance across the skein? Slipt Colour is for you! This mini collection has been designed to [...]

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