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  1. My new shawl pattern 'Paper Lanterns' is now available on Ravelry and on the website Here

    About this Pattern

    Even the greyest day becomes a celebration when you wear your Paper Lanterns shawl! The asymmetric triangle features stripes of tiny lanterns dancing across it. The shawl can be worked in just two colours or as many as you’d like. Choose a bright and bold or soft and subtle colour palette to suit your style. This is also a great chance to use up bits of leftover yarn. 

    The shawl is worked by alternating colours every 4 rows, so you are only dealing with one colour at a time. The easy-to-work, easy-to-memorize dip stitch is fun to work and you don’t have to worry about weaving in the ends for each stripe; they each get their own bit of fringe along the edge!

    Video tutorials are provided for all stitches used, including working the 4 rows of the Dip Stitch pattern and for making the tassels at the end.

    I had some fantastic testers for this shawl and we had lot's of fun choosing colours and combinations for the pattern. Tests were knit in a range of 2 colours to too many to count! Thank you Anna, Christina, Clau, Dari, Debbie, Denise, Jo and Frauke for bringing the pattern to life. Here are some of the shawls from the test knit.

     

    To view more tester photo's take a look at the Project pages on Ravelry

    Kits

    Customisable kits are available for this pattern! Choose 1 x 100g skein for the main colour and 4 x 20g mini skeins for each of the contrast colors. Click HERE for more details.

    Full details of the pattern and more photo's can be found on the Ravelry page HERE or by visiting the pattern page HERE 

    Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy knitting! x

  2. I have been very busy lately adding lots of new yarns and kits to the website :) 
     
    Yarns
     
    As well as lots of unique and one of a kind skeins I have been working on a range of repeatable colourways for 2019. Here are three new ‘regulars’. There are currently a couple of each on the Chora base (75% superwash merino / 25% nylon) – ideal for a new pair of socks! Look out for other weights and bases in these colourways coming soon!
     
    Norwegian Fir
     
    Inspired by snow laden fir trees, this colourway mixes shades of green ranging from yellow tints to a cool dark forest green, with subtle speckles and natural white strands.

    Roses at Midnight

    Dark navy blues with hints of a deep plum pink make up this rich colourway. Light and dark tones of each colour mix together to create a mix of blues, pinks and purples and the skein is finished with a liberal sprinkling of dark and plum speckles all over.


     
    Red Wine by the Fire
     
    This was a festive inspired colourway, but I liked it so much I decided to keep it for all year round! Red wine by the Fire is predominately a deep claret colour which mixes into brighter reds and oranges. The whole skein is then heavily speckled creating a mix of dark and light tones throughout the skein.


     
    Kits
     
    It’s now even easier to create your own knitting kit from the website! And what's more, if you buy a kit, you get a PDF e-mail of the pattern (or a copy for your Ravelry library) for free! Kits are now available for a wider range of designs and include the yarn and the pattern (and beads if it is a beaded project) as standard.

    Many kits can be customised to include your own choice of yarn and you can add on any extras such as needles, cable needles or a mini project bag from the kit page. Here are some of the patterns now available as kits. Click on the picture for more details.
     

     
    Just to confirm that worldwide delivery is available through the website. I had a few glitches with this recently so apologies if you are outside of the UK and were unable to complete an order. The issues should now be fixed but if you do have any problems please drop me an email at [email protected] and let me know.

    New Pattern
     
    Last but not least watch out for a new pattern landing next week, the Paper Lanterns shawl! Stay tuned for more details :)


     
    Until next time, Happy knitting! x