FAIRISLE CLUB IS NOW LIVE!

The long awaited date is here and I’m happy to declare the FAIRISLE CLUB now open for booking. You can book via my website by filling in a dedicated booking form.

BOOK HERE

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I hope to welcome you soon to the Fairisle club…

Foxglove Crochet Scarf Workshop

I’ve now finished the ‘Foxglove Crochet Scarf‘ which is the project for my workshop on Saturday 3rd October. You can now book online via my website if you wish to come along and join in the fun. 

The scarf is made up of two different motifs using 9 shades of Rowan Felted Tweed. Each motif only uses chain, double crochet and treble stitches and therefore this project could be suitable for the confident beginner. The finished scarf measures 18cm wide  x 180cm long. Here are some more images of the scarf…

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To book or to find out more information on this workshop and my other workshops this year then click on the link below. Please note that all my prices now include VAT and if you book you will receive a pdf ticket to download plus an VAT receipt by email.

FOXGLOVE SCARF WORKSHOP

Fairisle Club – the latest

I’ve just updated my website with new images, including those from the finished FAIRISLE CLUB blanket. I’ve also updated the details, including the prices.

FAIRISLE CLUB DETAILS

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Booking will open at 07.00 GMT on the 1st August. If you’re not already registered to receive FAIRISLE CLUB email updates then please send me a request via my CONTACT page. The next update I will be emailing, will be to declare the booking page live. 

Here are the other images of the blanket…I’m really thrilled with it and I hope you are too.

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Rowan Magazine 58 is launched next week

As Rowan Magazine 58 is launched next week I thought I would share with you some of the images of my featured designs. I must admit it’s strange to see photography shoots that I wasn’t involved in as I no longer have any input into the magazine other than the odd photography shoot and some designs, of course! Hope you like them…

The first story is called FROST…

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FROZEN – knitted in Alpaca Colour and Chenille

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SNOWY – knitted in Kid Classic

Wintry

WINTRY – knitted in Brushed Fleece

Sleet

SLEET – knitted in Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze

The next story is called TRANQUIL…

Jura

JURA – knitted in Rowan Tweed and Colourspun

Angelsey

ANGELSEY – knitted in Kid Classic and Chenille

Lindisfarne

LINDISFARNE – knitted in Fazed Tweed and Felted Tweed Aran

Then finally is the ESSENTIALS collection…

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BRANNAGH – Felted Tweed

Alannah

ALANNAH – knitted in Mohair Haze

D'Arcy

D’ARCY – knitted in Fazed Tweed

FAIRISLE CLUB UPDATE

The FAIRISLE CLUB is a fun, limited edition, knitalong improving your fairisle technique, whilst creating a beautiful blanket.

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The first blanket for the Fairisle Club will be the Traditional Fairisle Throw. It is made up of 12 individual fairisle squares, each knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed. The designs for each square are inspired by traditional fairisle motifs and shapes found in the Shetlands and Northern Europe.  Each square will compliment the other, mainly in use of colour, creating a beautiful throw that will look amazing on your bed, sofa….or even on  a wall.

Each square measures 46cm x 46cm when blocked and are knitted ‘flat’ on straight needles. The squares can be knitted in the round but they would have to be steeked and think may make the seams too bulky.  Once the squares have been joined, the throw is finished by attaching a vertical striped edging – as seen on the Sage Throw.

The finished throw measures 146cm (57.5 ins) wide x 190cm (75 ins) long.

 Photographs of the finished throw will be published one week before the start date for bookings, so that you can see it and decide if you wish to join.

To view the new Gallery showing images of each square click here. I’ll be adding photographs of the actual finished blanket soon. Here are ten of squares made into a Fairisle Club sandwich…

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LIMITED EDITION MEMBERSHIP. The club is limited to 500 members only. The patterns will not be available anywhere else and will not be released for general sale.

BOOKINGS will open on the 1st August, with a start date of 1st November. Any subsequent bookings after the 1st November will start the month after and so on, until the club is sold out.

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MEMBERSHIP EXCLUSIVES. As a part of your subscription you will receive the following:

THE FIRST MONTH

A lovely Fairisle Club portfolio (with your unique membership number) containing the first Fairisle Square pattern, chart and photograph of the actual square. This portfolio is to be used to keep your 12 patterns together in one place .

A Fairisle ‘How To’ booklet.

Fairisle Club canvas project bag.

The actual yarn usage for the whole blanket.

SUBSEQUENT MONTHS

You receive the next Fairisle Square pattern every 4 weeks by post. I will automatically email out digital versions to everyone.

PRICES  will be released with the photographs, the last week in July.

PAYMENT. There will be 2 payments options:

1 x full payment

4 x 3 monthly installments

There will be delivery options on each to the UK, EU, US/CAN & AU/NZ/SA

For the first month only, the delivery will be by Royal Mail Special Delivery to the UK and Royal Mail International Tracked to all other countries. For the subsequent months, UK delivery will be by 1st Class post and international delivery by International Signed For.

If you have a query or wish to register your interest, then please send me a message via the contact page on my website.

Stripey Squares Scarf Workshop

Just thought I would give you an update on my forthcoming workshop on Saturday 13th June. The project is my ‘Stripey Squares Scarf’ knitted using 8 lovely shades of Rowan Felted Tweed.

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The squares are worked using domino knitting and knitted in a woven tweed stitch, changing colours every 2 rows. The result is very effective…I hope you agree!

There are 15 people already booked on the workshop, so I have 5 places left if you wish to come along to join me in sunny Hoby. To book just go my website.

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Once Upon a Time – Grace

The next design in the ‘close ups’ series from Once Upon a Time is GRACE. 

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GRACE is very pretty textured jumper with added crochet trims on the fronts. I personally love this design and I think I will design an adult version for my next women collection called AUTUMN out later in the year.

Here are the close ups…

This first image shows GRACE laid out flat and shows the stitch pattern clearly. The design has a central ‘twisted stitch diamond’ panel with a snowflake texture and 4 stitch cable panel either side. The crochet trim really enhances the design, so I urge you to add this if you decide to make the design, although it also looks good without it too! The welt is an interesting ‘wing’ stitch which involves knitting into the third stitch on the left needle, drawing a loop through and then slipping. A full explanation of how this stitch is knitted can found in the ‘special abbreviations’ in the pattern.

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The next image shows a close up of the snowflake and cable panel and the sleeve to armhole join. Note that the sleeve has no sleeve head shaping as this is a drop shoulder design.

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The third image shows the sleeve laid out flat. The centre twisted stitch diamond panel forms the centre overarm design with the 4 stitch cable either side. The rest of the sleeve is worked in reverse stocking stitch.

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The final image is a close up of the centre twisted stitch diamond panel, the neck trim and the crochet trim. The crochet trim is simply stitched in place (using mattress stitch) in-between the centre and snowflake panels. The neck trim is worked in garter stitch.

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I hope these close up images help you to knit GRACE. Look out over the coming days for the close ups of the other designs.

Once Upon a Time is available to buy from my website for £15.99 and also from Rowan stockists.

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