Well, I wrote up the pattern for my Boxing Day jumper, and with hard work from all the team (Mel (test knitting) Tom (photography and layout) and Rachel and Jemima (tech editing) we’ve released it today! Thanks, everyone!

I’ve named it Carbeth after our local loch where Tom took these extraordinary photos.

The pattern is now available to download on Ravelry, and we also have kits in the shop in seven colours. West Highland Way club subscribers receive a 50% discount on the pattern – so check your inboxes for the voucher code!

One thing I wanted to mention about this design is what a straightforward knit it is – Carbeth is a great beginner sweater. There’s just stockinette and a little rib – if you can knit in the round you can make it. Calling all new knitters! Why not give Carbeth a go?

I’m now on my fourth sample knit of this sweater, and am currently experimenting with a marl, created by holding the squall and haar shades of Buachaille together (I do enjoy working with the the natural shades!) I’m certainly enjoying knitting and wearing my Carbeth sweaters, and think I might stop after four . . . but who knows?

Happy knitting, everyone!