set for September

Collar de Pilar – with long sleeves

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sock of the week no. 11

fashion, innovation and stripey socks

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knitting (and fitting) colourwork socks

how might a colourwork sock differ from one knitted in plain stockinette?

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all the colours

New shades for the Dathan pullover and hap.

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an airy sweater

Mel thinks she’s knitted herself a sweater but Kate has other ideas

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strorchle

All about a nostalgic stripey sweater

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Oa my!

Kate’s favourite outdoor pullover gets an Oa-verhaul

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the thaw

Rebecca Osborn shares a beautiful design, inspired by her place in the Canadian Arctic

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Lilias Day (in colour)

A colourful sweater, in the snow

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make / mend: Collingwood-Norris

Kate talks to Flora Collingwood-Norris about mending, Scottish islands, and how colour makes you feel

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Green Shoots mittens

A jolly design for January

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Orchle

Friday is pattern reveal day, and I have a brand new sweater design to show you! I’m a huge fan of the arched Selbu motifs which are most often traditionally used on gloves and mittens and you’ll see the long-standing influence of these motifs on my design work in hats like Richard the Roundhead, or…

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grey and white

Hello, everyone! Thanks so much for your comments on yesterday’s post (which if you enjoy on-screen knits as much as I do I suggest you go and read!) I want to say an especial thanks to Davina for the link to the top 118 Twin Peaks knits (I personally have a thing for no72, though…

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green shoots

I think the month of January – and perhaps particularly this January – often seems rather dark. These are certainly dark days for many of us around the world, but there are some visible green shoots, improving prospects, and the hope of brighter days ahead. I wanted my first design of 2021 to speak to…

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two-shade Sterntaucher

When we are working on a collection, Mel and I often knit several samples of a single design. This not only allows us to test and hone the pattern instructions (for maximum knit-ability, and knitterly-ness) but means we get to see how a design appears in alternate colourways. For Sterntaucher, we thought it would be…

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