Sadly the website has been a bit neglected lately, and it's definitely a long time since I wrote a blog post! Life has been hectic here, as I'm sure it has been for everyone in these unprecedented times. As a teacher, I'm currently working from home providing work and support for my pupils online, which has definitely been keeping me busy! I feel like I've been knitting like a demon lately too, projects are just falling off the needles at the moment. What's been spurring me on is that now I'm "knitting for two"! I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant and expecting a little bundle of joy sometime in early October - which means lots of baby knits are in the pipeline!
But today is a holiday from school, the weather's very stormy outside for May, and a bit of work on the website is long overdue - so I've been taking the time to update the shop, here's some of the new goodies available!
A matching sweater and cardigan with v-neck fronts and backs and a symmetrical slanting lace patterns. Both are knit from the top down – we work the neckline in four panels for the front and back right/left shoulders, then join them up to knit the body. Stitches are picked up round the armholes to form the sleeves.
The lace pattern repeat is quite wide, which means the gap between sizes is quite large. To counterbalance this and to make the sizing more inclusive, we worked samples in both wool and alpaca. The alpaca yarn loosens up a lot more after blocking, giving a different range of sizes to the wool yarn. We include sizings for both – yarn choice one gives a more snug fit than yarn choice two if you are undecided which to pick. Don’t feel you must use either wool or alpaca either, try different needle sizes to get the gauge of either yarn. The Dairsie Cardigan sample photographed was knit in a wool yarn, and the sister pattern Dairsie Sweater was knit with the alpaca. They were both worked in the smallest size and are pictured on a model with a 34”/85 cm bust.
You can purchase the sweater pattern here, and the cardigan pattern here!
A pair of quick to knit hand warmers. These mitts are something a little bit special – the symmetrical lace patterns look super complicated, but are actually very straightforward. They knit up fast in beautiful hand-dyed yarn, making them great gifting material for a knitworthy friend – or a well-deserved treat for yourself! Dalgety Bay is a little town on the Fife coast in Scotland, with beautiful views of the famous Forth Road Bridge. There’s stunning walks along the Fife coastal path, but with the wind whipping off the North Sea your hands will definitely need a little something extra to keep them toasty!
Purchase the pattern here!
Zero Hour Knits is a collection of patterns intended to be knitted for last minute gifts.
All the patterns are worked with bulky yarn held double, making them lightening fast to knit. Any one of the patterns could easily be knitted in a single evening.
It comprises patterns for a hat, cowl, slippers and a hot water bottle cozy - all are unisex and all the garments come in three sizes. There’s surely something for everyone!
Here's the links to purchase patterns for the hat, cowl, slippers, hot water bottle cozy and the ebook with all four patterns!