Textisles is out!

WHOOT! I am exceedingly happy to report that Textisles Issue 2 is now available! In this issue you receive: Two patterns (for the Betty Mouat sweater and the BMC) and four feature articles (three by me, and one by Susan Crawford). There is also a “meet the maker” interview with Griseldis Schmitthuber, who, with a…

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The BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl)

At last! I can now show you the BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl). You may remember my cockleshell lace obsession , which resulted in the soon-to-be released Betty Mouat Sweater? One can never have too many cockleshells, I reckon, and this design is a veritable showcase of ’em. Cockleshell lace is traditionally knit back-and-forth in garter…

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. . . by the sea shore

So, here is the result of my sea-shell swatching! The Shetland cockleshell seems to be most often used on scarves and stoles, but it is also an ideal stitch pattern to use for women’s garments. The fabric it creates lies across the body slightly on the bias – it is stretchy in a pleasing and…

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