a day at Gawthorpe

Some days I wake up and I feel massively, incredibly lucky to have somehow landed here, in this curious new life, as a designer of hand-knits. Last Thursday was one of those days. Because I had been invited — along with Debbie Bliss , Jane Ellison, Claire Montgomerie, and Emma Varnam — to visit Gawthorpe…

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pockets

I have been knitting pockets. I am designing something which requires a pocket of a certain kind and I spent most of yesterday testing out several. By mid-afternoon, after creating a curious sampler composed of several different kinds of mini-pocket, I had a mild eureka moment, and devised what I reckon is the the perfect…

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pocketses

I made a skirt this afternoon to match yesterday’s scarf out of that lovely dark grey wool suiting. The best thing about it is without doubt it’s pockets: …and wot tasty pocketses they are. Though I say so meself, the skirt has the best overall finish of anything I’ve made for myself so far. I…

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