Shingle Hat

It's only taken me a year, but I've published another pattern. I'd like to introduce the Shingle Hat. I'm offering a 20% discount until the end of August; the discount is applied automatically, no need for a discount code. The sample in the photo was knit in Sinaya DK from Third Vault Yarns. The pattern … Continue reading Shingle Hat

Eastern Purl

Many years ago, back when the world was young, I learned to purl. I was thrilled; I hated garter stitch! I didn't want to do that lumpy, bumpy knitting. I wanted to do the nice smooth knitting like my Mum did. Grown up knitting. Except my stocking stitch never looked quite right. Then I worked … Continue reading Eastern Purl

Chasing Waves

Does one knitting pattern a designer make? I'd hesitate to call myself a designer, but I have published a knitting pattern on Ravelry, Chasing Waves. I released it on Saturday morning and almost fell off my chair when the first sale notification came through in less than an hour. I was glued to my PC for … Continue reading Chasing Waves

Prozac Knitting

Once I discovered how easy they were, sock knitting quickly became my 'Prozac Knit'. Within a few pairs, I had settled into a vanilla sock formula that I knew off by heart, with no need for a pattern. I occasionally experiment with alternative toes/heels, but keep coming back to this formula. All I need is … Continue reading Prozac Knitting

User Error

Christine, aka Winwick Mum, recently published a free pattern for Split Mittens. I thought these were a great idea and I really wanted to make myself a pair. My only problem was that I had no spare chunky wool and I have put myself on a yarn diet. I was toying with the idea of … Continue reading User Error