I’m so pleased to be able to tell you all that I’ll be hosting two beginner knitting workshops on Sunday 26th February. Both classes will be held at my favourite shop in Nottingham – Debbie Bryan. Debbie’s charming gift and craft shop won Nottingham’s best independent retailer in 2016 – and deservedly so!
This week’s a bit of an Instagram-heavy Knitwear faves, but that’s where I’ve been heading for me daily dose of knitspiration recently.
Heads up – the Knitwear Faves and Ravelry Faves are all combined under one tidy selection of Knitwear Faves from now on. And here is a small collection of recent additions to my Ravelry favourites list!
Dafne – Julie Hoover
A gorgeous spring/summer knit by the supremely talented knitwear designer Julie Hoover.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have no doubt seen countless posts of me knitting my wonderful soft pink version of the Mohair Bias Loop by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. This stunning seamless cowl instantly caught my eye, and within minutes I’d bought and downloaded the pattern. I actually love this pattern so much, I’ve made two in as many months!
Oh Ravelry! How I love you.
Here are a few more patterns that sit in my stash, waiting to be purchased and knitted in good time!
Ribbe sweater by Woolfolk
A lot of exciting things happened this week! WOOL AND THE GANG revealed their awesome team-up with Aurélie Bidermann for their new collection, Woolfolk launched their AW15 collection and Bonnie Sennott announced her latest Neckwear KAL!
The previous knitwear faves was dominated by retailers and their new AW15 collections, but I’m pleased to balance the scales with designer/makers leaping forward this week with their handmade patterns and goodies!
I love cables! My last post on the ‘Honeymaker‘ may tell you otherwise, but I do really love a good cabled knit.
One of the first things I ever knitted for my mum was this cowl by Pickles with lovely cables to twist the entire fabric, creating a really elegant effect! But this post isn’t about that cowl (maybe another time)…
Three years on, and I found this little gem of a pattern on Ravelry. And bonus…. it’s free!
A Very Braidy Cowl – Maryse Roudier
I have some exciting news!
The Shortrounds Knitwear Etsy shop will be launching mid-February.
I’ll be selling beautiful, affordable knitwear made to a high standard and lovingly hand knitted. I promise to use only the best wools and yarns, and offer you an individual, personal service from casting on to your hand-wrapped package finally arriving on your doorstep. I will stock standard pieces of knitwear on Etsy in a wide range of colours, but if you have allergies or sensitivity to certain wools or would like to commission a one-of-a-kind piece, please drop me a line either on Etsy or via my contact page and we can have a chat about creating your unique Shortrounds knitwear!
Hats, headbands and Cowls