Well, the book is out, and today Warm Hands is being shipped to knitters all over the world. I do hope you’ve enjoyed our introduction to the project and each of its talented designers in the posts we’ve put together over the past couple of weeks. In a project like this, which involves so many…Read More
In January 2019 Kate sent me the first chapter from Wheesht. I settled down with my coffee that Sunday morning to read ‘Don’t Ask’, and it hit me like a tonne of bricksRead More
…since Autumn is most definitely here I’m on to the next instalment of my first year of knitting.
Could I contend with colour-work?Read More
Kate here! I’ve just about recovered from all our Xpo north fun, and am now back at my desk, finishing work on our latest book project Bold Beginner Knits – a collection of 6 intriguing, wearable, and simply knit-able designs in our beautiful aran-weight yarn Àrd-Thìr – which I created for my friend, and KDD…Read More
Downstream, a simple top-down cardigan with raglan shaping, is a sleek and wearable knit.
Progressing through the Bold Beginner Knits patterns, I find my confidence in my knitting has grown…
Hello! Kate here. It’s time for another release from the Bold Beginner Knits collection – the Upstream pullover. Seamless yoked pullovers are a great first sweater project for a beginner knitter to tackle, and I knew I wanted to include one in this collection. And loving the muted marl-y palette of Àrd-Thìr, I was keen…Read More
Kate has designed a series of patterns with me, as a bold beginner knitter, in mind. I don’t think I had ever considered myself bold…Read More
Recently Kate suggested that for my next project I could have a go at her iconic Owls sweater pattern. Now, as you will know if you have been following my learn to knit journey, it had only been three months since I had picked up the needles…Read More
My circular needles have arrived!
The learn to knit book gives an introduction to knitting in the round, explaining that this technique is effectively making a spiral to form a tube of knitting, rather than seaming flat pieces of fabric together.
I seem to have had a breakthrough with being able to read my knitting during this project. Maybe down to the chunky yarn, meaning the stitches are easier to see.Read More
Here we go. My first ever knit project and first time reading a pattern – fingerless mitts.Read More
You’re proudly displaying your beautiful finished object to the world when a friend, swooning over your latest make, laments – “oh this is stunning, I wish I could knit”. How often do you hear that refrain? We hear this many times a week, and not just online.Here on the blog we’ll document the progress of one such “I wish I could knitter”Read More