Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Marlisle - Chevre Cowl

My first project from Anna Maltz's new Marlisle book... a great first project for this new technique.

I used Debbie Bliss Falkland Merino Aran.  You work with two strands held together and sometimes use only one strand.  Some stitches are knit, some are purled.  Its worked on a circular needle and instructions are written and charted.

Its very quick and satisfying!


Socks Yeah 4ply neon has arrived... bring your sunglasses!

Not just for socks... you can make accessories and garments too.  Check out our Ravelry pattern bundle for inspiration.

I'm tempted to re do our striped shop socks or how about a neon Funchal Moebius!

a gazillion other Socks Yeah shades are in the shop too!

Shawl Project Book 4

Featuring 5 new crochet shawl designs showcasing gradient yarns, although they'd work beautifully in any dye effect.  Each shawl has a different shape, so you get lots of variety.

You can check out the designs on the Ravelry pattern page and buy your copy in the shop!

{photo credit Kat Goldin}

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Shetland Wool Week - the hat!

Each year Shetland Wool Week releases a new pattern designed by its patron.

This year Elizabeth Johnston has designed a 4ply hat - Merrie Dancers Toorie - colours are suggested for Jamieson's and Smith and Jamieson's Spindrift and Uradale and Handspun.  But really you can use any.

Ours is knitted using the suggested colours for Jamieson's Spindrift.

You can get the pattern on the Shetland Wool Week website and Spindrift is in the shop in case you need to supplement your stash...

Patterns from previous Shetland Wool Week patrons are still available.  You can find them on Ravelry... Crofthoose, Shwook, Bousta Beanie

Vintage Shetland Project by Susan Crawford


A MASSIVE book and a wealth of information on Shetland knitwear.  Beautiful photography, 27 patterns and 100 pages of essays.

It's also very big!