Beautiful Projects – A little bit of contrast

Happy new year! Hopefully everyone is starting to recover from the holidays, and the gift knitting… Now that mine is finished (almost) I’m looking ahead to things I’d like to knit this year. My eye keeps being drawn to projects that use a little pop of colour for an edging, or a pocket or some other small detail and I’m trying to figure out ways to use up little bits of precious leftovers in...

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‘Tis the season…

for treats, complaints about the dark and cookies.  I’m  writing this in a coffee shop at 9am, after dropping my little sister off at school....

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Beautiful Projects – Undyed

The past week it seems to me as if the internet has filled up with wonderful pictures of first snow falls, excited new pets playing in snow for the first time and cosy piles of knitting accompanied by cups of tea and snowy windows. Scotland however, is almost balmy (for December anyway!) I’m still optimistically hoping that things get a little more festive soon, so for today I had a look at ...

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Beautiful Projects – 2016 Club

It’s time! We were so excited to open sign ups for the 2017 Ysolda club yesterday. There are some wonderful treats in store so if you’re looking for a gift for yourself, or a sweet surprise for a friend the link to sign up is here. Places are limited and we hope you’ll love what we have planned for next year. The 2016 club...

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Beautiful Projects – Fast knits

Anyone else feeling chilly?! I will forever be mystified how as knitters, we constantly knit away and create lovely cosy things, but when the weather gets cooler can never find anything suitable to ward off the wind. Or maybe that’s just me? Anyway, I’m setting the gift knitting to the side this week to knit some quick, chunky projects to warm me up, and here is the inspiration in the form o...

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Beautiful Projects – Strokkur

As I write this, I’m wearing two sweaters and a shawl, indoors. It’s most definitely sweater weather and Strokkur is one of our favourites. Mine is looking a little worse for wear after two years of constant wear and an accidental washing incident, so a new one is at the top of list. It’s a pattern too that lots of knitters have modified in ...

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Beautiful Projects – Monochrome

This is going to see like a bit of a contrast with last week’s blog post, full of the colours of Autumn. But when we noticed a stunning finished Cruden on Ravelry this week, knit up in black, white and greys, it made me look out for more monochrome knitting. Black isn’t a colour we knit with often but as you can see the results can be stunning, and so dramatic.

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Beautiful Projects – Autumn

Does anyone else find their eye and needles drawn to particular colours at different times? For me its all about the seasons. Every year at this time I plan projects in the beautiful colours of the changing leaves outside my window. There is so much inspiration for autumnal projects so for today, here are just a few. Read more

Beautiful Projects – Marin

Although it might seem at this time of year that everyone is focussing on sweaters, it’s always going to get to the point where your (or my) knitting bag gets a little big to carry around. I still always have a shawl on my needles and next up is Marin – one of my favourites. I’ve made this a couple of times but am yet to have...

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Beautiful Projects – Rhinebeck Sweaters

It’s that time of year again! My instagram feed is suddenly full of knitters weaving in ends, blocking, or frantically trying to finish their Rhinebeck sweaters. The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is held this weekend at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York and Ysolda is on her way! If you’re going say hello if you see her, and have a wonderful time. For this...

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