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  1. I have a new shawl pattern available - this is the Glittering Path shawl! The pattern is available on the website and on Ravelry.

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    This shawl was inspired by a beautiful skein of yarn that I purchased from Triskelion Yarn at my visit to Yarnporium last year. As soon as I saw their stall I knew I wouldn't be leaving empty handed! The yarn I chose was Branwen 4 ply, a gorgeous blend of 50% extra fine Falklands Merino and 50% silk, in the Pink Plymouth colour. 

    This soft and silky yarn wanted to be something lacy and sparkly, and with the skein just shy of 500m, it was perfect choice for a pretty shawl.

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    Glittering Path is a celebration of the little treasures that cross our path every day. Worked over 3 panels this semi-circular shawl combines a relaxing stroll through stockinette side sections with a wide, glittering path of lace and beads trailing down to the border in the centre section. Complementary lace patterns ramble alongside the main lace motif, and all three sections lead to a sparkling destination along the border of the shawl. This shawl is best worked in a smooth and luxurious fingering weight yarn (perhaps, with a little silken sheen).

    Pattern Details

    Skills / Techniques Used: Knit, purl, increases, decreases, lacework, beading

    Sizes: One size

    Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 62” (157cm) wingspan and 24” (61cm) depth 

    Materials

    Gauge: 20 stitches and 35 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too! 

    Thank you Bonny, Chantelle, Clau, Jane, Jo, Tori, Teresa and Martine!

    Glittering Path Tests

    To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.

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    May you always find your glittering path and enjoy the treasures along the way. Until next time, Happy Knitting! x

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  2. I've been having fun this month putting together some new collections of stitch markers for the shop, and I'm also excited to share with you a new addition of hand-turned olive wood bead bowls!

    Stitch Markers

    Our original tree themed markers have been given a makeover and now include 6 different designs with a mix of rings and clasps. 

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    Hot off the paws of the What's New Pussycat release this month is this new addition of kitty inspired markers - purrfect for any knitting project!

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    It's a holiday in a tin! Pack up your tiny suitcase, don your tiny sunglasses and board your tiny plane with your tiny passport! Get your knitting beach ready with these summer themed markers. Featuring 12 summer inspired charms these tins are available in tins of 6 or 12 with a mix of rings, clasps and lockable pins.

    Summer Stitch Markers

    Shop the Stitch Marker Range 

    Bead Bowls

    Bead Bowls

    Keep your beads in order with this beautiful olive wood bowl!

    Hand turned by my talented husband David at Arrowsmith Woodturning these unique bead bowls are ideal for storing beads or stitch markers.

    The compact handturned olive wood bowl has a swivel action lid which closes tightly and stops any beads escaping all over the floor!

    Olive wood has a highly variable grain and therefore each one will have its own unique pattern. Sanded smooth and finished with high quality wax with a pretty tree design - or a message of your choice engraved on the lid, these bowls can be made to order and would make a wonderful gift for any knitter, or why not treat yourself?

    Shop for Bead Bowls

    Stay tuned for more shop updates over the next few weeks!