Socktober

Hello! Welcome to the beginning of Socktober festivities! Today I am pleased to release two new sock patterns. They are the large version of the Eriskay socks: This pattern is the sock version of a modern take on the Eriskay gansey. Ganseys were knitted, functional sweaters worn by those who needed to be able to... Continue Reading →

The Pirinoa Poncho

A few months ago, Mary Furness-Weir of Maniototo Wool, approached me to help her design a child's poncho. I was intrigued by the concept that she suggested, and thought it would be a nice challenge to design a garment for a change, so I said yes. Today, after much swatching and discussion and test knitting (thanks Mary!), we... Continue Reading →

Mary, Mary, quite contrary

I am delighted, very happy, most relieved, to release the pattern for Mary, Mary today! This is fun, feminine design inspired by the nursery rhyme “Mary Mary Quite Contrary”.  The main motif on this sock reflects “silver bells”, while delicate mock cabling along the sides are the “cockle shells”.  The use of softly coloured yarn from... Continue Reading →

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