Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Toasty Volume One

I've published a new book!

It is a collection of accessories I have designed using Titus, a yarn spun in Yorkshire and dreamed up by Baa Ram Ewe. The colour palette is beautiful and I had a lot of fun designing and putting together colour combinations.

There are hats, mittens, fingerless mitts, a scarf and a cowl. Stranded colourwork, cables, lace and texture. You can see all the patterns and buy the digital version on Ravelry here and you can buy the printed book (which comes with a code to download the digital version free of charge) here.

I'll be blogging about my design process, the yarn and each piece in the collection in the coming weeks. If you are knitting any of the patterns I'd love to see pictures in my Ravelry group, we're having a Spring KAL - come and join in!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Scrumptious Collection Volume 3

It's my turn to talk about The Scrumptious Collection Volume 3!

I was thrilled to be asked to contribute, the scrumptious range of yarns are beautiful, the colours are lovely and they are a pleasure to knit with. I swatched and sketched:

These are my designs in the collection:

Photos copyright Jesse Wild.

On the left, the Divelish Hat and Mittens, these start with a twisted stitch and cable rib which leads in to stranded colourwork, we chose natural and charcoal for the pictured sample but you can see an alternative colour choice in the swatch above and Nic has finished a lovely version in blues. 1 skein in each of 2 colours of Scrumptious 4ply is enough for both the hat and mittens.

Top right is the Lerryn mittens, they use one skein of the Scrumptious DK and they are WARM! I used a combination of cables and texture and the palm is patterned as well as the top of the hand. This teal colour is so lovely, I'm going to make a pair for me in slate or chestnut.

Last but not least, on the bottom right are the Kenwyn Hat and Cowl, lace and cables in Scrumptious Aran (my favourite of all these lovely yarns). The hat is the next thing going on my needles and I'm going to pick up 2 more skeins of yarn at Unravel next month for the cowl!

I'd love to see any of your WIPs or finished items in the Coop Knits ravelry group, the SPRING KAL is about to kick off so come and join in! The Fyberspates group is also having a KAL and I positively encourage double dipping!

You can get the book here and the eBook on ravelry here.

All the details of the Blog Tour are here, check out what everyone else has been saying.

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