Beautiful Projects – Bruntsfield

Since finishing my first fair isle vest last month I’ve worn it almost every day, making me wonder how I ever managed without one! Vest really are such a wonderful garment for layering at this time of year and now that my Cruden is finished, it’s time to move onto Bruntsfield. While I figure out yarn choices I’ve been lo...

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Beautiful Projects – Blend no.1

Amazingly it’s now been over a year since Ysolda launched Blend no.1, when many knitters got to squish and stroke it for the first time at the 2016 Edinburgh Yarn Festival. We had it on the stand again this year, and we’re so grateful that knitters still wanted to take it home – which means that we didn’t have a huge amount to unpack back ...

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Beautiful Projects – Inglis Mitts

As you’ll have seen from Ysolda’s latest blog post, we are knee deep in preparations for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. It doesn’t seem like a year from the last extravaganza, but it is – and so there’s been time for lots of you to knit up a pair of Read more

EYF preview

All of a sudden Edinburgh Yarn Festival is just a week away and we’re busy labelling, pricing and packing as more and more exciting packages continue to arrive. We had 12 deliveries yesterday and I’ve gone from worrying that my booth will be a bit empty to wondering where we’ll find space to display everything. Before everything gets tucked away in ...

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Beautiful Projects – Tweed

Snow arrived in Scotland yesterday and has as reaching for our wool sweaters, hats, mitts, socks so we can wear them all at the same time. One of my head’s favourites today is the Solas hat from Knitworthy 3 which I knitted up in an amazing navy blue tweed, so I thought I’d share some other...

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Beautiful Projects – Colourful toys

As some of Ysolda’s first published designs, there are many wonderful versions of Elijah, Sophie and Otto. Most are knitted up in similar colours to the original little toys, but recently the projects knitted in bold, bright or rainbow colours have ...

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Beautiful Projects – Lopi

For a good value, hard wearing, honest yarn, it is hard to beat Iceland’s Lopi. It comes in loads of colours and weights and the projects produced from it will last. Most importantly, if where you are is as cold as Edinburgh is right now, they will be warm. We now sell Strokkur kits in the shop, if you want to make one in Ysolda’s...

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Ysolda’s sizing chart for knitwear designers

Years ago I shared the sizing chart I used for calculating my garment patterns. It didn’t survive a website migration, and I’ve made adjustments over the years based on feedback from knitters. Finally, here’s the updated version.  My free women’s sizing chart in inches and centimet...

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Beautiful Projects – Knitworthy 3

Time for a Knitworthy 3 recap! If you knit along with us at the end of last year, or are just working on some of the projects now we hoped you like them as much as we did! The patterns are all now available individually, but also still as a collection if you intended to knit a few...

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Beautiful Projects – Cruden

Surely everyone has a favourite or dream sweater design, that they haven’t got around to making yet but hope that one day will take its place in their wardrobe. Cruden is mine. Like lots of knitters I find choosing colours one of the most challenging (but exciting) parts of starting a new colourwork project, and the knitters featured today hav...

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