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Stylish Stripes Beanie

I’ve been absent for a month or two, due to work and work-travel, but it doesn’t mean that all sorts of interesting things haven’t been happening in the background. Over the next few days and weeks lots of them will...

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Go granny, go!

My nearly-ninety-two-year-old granny is still alive and well, so whenever I work with granny squares I think of her. As a child I had a granny square crochet blanket that lived on my bed in winter. My granny firmly denied...

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Creative cushions

We are constantly thinking of ways to use up the leftover bits of yarn that lie around the studio. I have an (almost) pathological inability to throw yarn away, even the tiny little scraps, and suffer from the firm conviction...

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Our first customer profile

How would I describe Tracy? In a word? Accomplished. Tracy is one of those amazing women who is always together – she is always well groomed, beautifully turned out, graceful and gracious. Everything she attempts in life is done well,...

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Hearts and flowers for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up on the weekend we thought hearts and flowers and shades of pink and red were appropriate. This little project is great for using up yarn leftovers and a lovely way to let someone know you...

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Brick stitch Scarflet

Brick stitch is a beautiful introduction to slip stitch knitting and a lovely way to play with contrasting colours. Having seen a lot of slip stitch colour work around recently I decided to experiment with it myself. There are a...

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Big in Japan

I was 12 years old in 1984 when “Big in Japan” the debut single by German band Alphaville was released. Their album Forever Young became deeply engrained in the fibres of my teenage being, and I can still remember the...

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Still life with wool

We do a lot of swatching in the studio. This sounds like work, and I suppose it is, but it also feels quite a lot like play. It’s a particularly important process when it comes to mixing colours. The colours...