Dogs In Jumpers!

A few months ago, a lovely lady called Debbie Humphreys asked me to write a review of her new handknitting book Dogs in Jumpers. A book containing great handknit designs and cute dogs….how could I refuse! I briefly met Debbie a few years ago whilst I was still Head Designer at Rowan, her business Redhound for […]

WINDSWEPT patterns now available

For a few weeks now the patterns from Windswept (my first book) have been available from my website and Loveknitting, but I’ve not had chance to publicise them…so here goes. All 12 patterns are available as pdf downloads. If you look at the patterns on my website, just click on the image you are interested […]

November Workshops

I have a couple of workshops coming up in November…. The first one is my Nordic Christmas Stocking workshop. This is a great project to practise your Fairisle knitting and with the left over yarn, there are some lovely crochet Christmas decorations to make.  I’m holding this workshop twice in November, the first time is […]

FAIRISLE CLUB is starting soon!

Just to let you know that myself and my friend Gwynneth are busy packing all the first parcels for the Fairisle Club, which officially starts on the 1st November. In fact, the first shipment to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Moldova are on their way, as I write this post. If you’ve not […]


Today marks the start of UK Wool Week, and  really I hope that you will support the Campaign for Wool and the Mission to Seafarers by sporting a woolly hat on Woolly Hat Day on Friday 9th October. I’ve donated a design and pattern to the cause, it’s my Sheep Tam, knitted in Rowan Fine Tweed, […]

AUTUMN – collection five

Well, my new book ‘Autumn’ is now available to buy via my website, shop and from Rowan stockists. I’m so pleased with this collection and I had a great response when I launched the book and showed the garments at Yarndale last weekend. Here are the designs…hope you like them. CARMINE – this is one my personal […]


Firstly, apologises for the lack of blog posts lately. Over the last two months, I’ve been incredibly busy holding workshops in Tuscany, finishing my new book ‘Autumn’ (see the next blog post), sorting out my Fairisle Club and updating my website and compiling the new online shop. So, I’m excited to announce that my new […]