BLOGMAS | Do you need Shawl Pins?

DO YOU NEED SHAWL PINS THIS CHRISTMAS? | Practically everyone knits shawls these days right? You have used your nicest yarn, worked your butt of to managed that complicated lace stitch and the finished shawl is just to die for… but why stop there? Bling it up with a shawl pin! Have you heard of… Read More

BLOGMAS | Rios Rocks this Christmas…

UPDATE | You can get the RIOS ROCKS HAT COLLECTION for 25% off (no coupon code needed – discount will be automatic at checkout) through until midnight GMT on 31st December 2017. Click here RIOS ROCKS | Just to let you know that my Rios Rocks Hat Collection (e-book) is 25% off until midnight GMT… Read More

INSTAGRAM CONTEST | Help me choose…

INSTAGRAM CONTEST | Are you on Instagram? Perhaps you follow me already and have seen this? But for those of you who haven’t I’m running a mini contest to win a copy of my next shawl design for FREE. I have several shawls that are as yet unpublished and I can’t decide which one should… Read More

KNITTING KIT | For beginners

BEGINNER KNITTING KIT | What would be the essential things you would recommend to a beginner knitter? Knitting has become hugely popular again and supplies for the craft have swamped in the market (which is amazing!). If you’re a beginner knitter getting the right ‘kit’ can be overwhelming. Choice can be a really good thing especially when… Read More

New Pattern | The SOS Shawl

UPDATE | Pattern is now live on Ravelry. You can get it HERE and remember its FREE when you sign up to my newsletter until Midnight GMT on Tuesday 12th September 2017. HELLO MAKERS | I’m back. I took a little vacation to recharge and of course I did a lot of knitting during that break.… Read More

What makes me buy yarn?

So for today’s blog post I thought I would touch on yarn – otherwise known as ‘stash’. We love our stash don’t we? In the timeline of stash development most knitters (but not all knitters!) start off with good old acrylic, in mostly pale solid colours. For perhaps baby gift knitting such as cardigans, blankets… Read More