Thursday, 30 June 2016

WHAT'S ON THE NEEDLES?

Technically it is 'off the needles' as I have just finished the last shawl of the Memory Tree Collection, Time and Again.  It is being tested at the moment and will be the KAL shawl for August in the Boo Group on Ravelry.  Watch this space for more information and a sneak preview!

The new collection
Boos for Beginners has leapt onto the needles.  It will be a series of shawl patterns to take those wanting to start knitting lace from something nice and simple right through to all over lace and a final shawl that will fill each knitter with the confidence and knowhow to knit any of my patterns.  There will be the usual helpful hints, full written instructions, full and easy to read charts with all bead placements clearly shown in both versions of the instructions.

Each pattern will be named after a drink or cocktail with the instructions for making each one included in the pattern - maybe a little celebration for finishing each pattern!   I know,
Boos for Beginners - excuse the play on words but it just had to be done!

So, all in all, if you are wanting to try knitting a lace shawl and want to start with something simple working your way through projects to build your confidence check back here and I will be able to point you in the right direction.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

BRIGHT TOMORROW

Here is Bright Tomorrow,  a new design, for the Sight is Life Initiative that is raising money to restore sight to many, many people in the Congo.  I am so pleased that my 50th pattern will be helping something so special and worthwhile.

Knit in DyeforYarn Tussah Silk Lace, in three colours, it is a very versatile shawl that will be come a firm favourite in no time!



Bright Tomorrow will be released on 5th July and there will be a KAL in the Boo Group in Ravelry starting then and running through to 31st August.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Bright Tomorrow

I have spent some of my time knitting a very special project for the Sight is Life Initiative.  This Initiative is to raise money to help to provide eye care for the people of The Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world.  I was amazingly flattered to be asked to join a group of designers to each design a pattern for the e-book (available through Ravelry).  The first pattern has already been released and my contribution will be available from 5th July.  Bright Tomorrow is a crescent shaped shawl, worked from the top down, with all over lace, a beaded lace panel and border and is worked in three colours though there is no reason why you could not work it in one colour or more than three.  The original was worked in Dye for Yarn Tussah Silk Lace - perfect for summer knitting and a brilliant cause.

Here is a sneak peek at my shawl as a work in progress.  Watch this space for the grand unveiling!