Yarndale Countdown!


We had a fabulous time at Yarndale last year and I can’t wait to be back again!

I know that some of you organised lovelies like to plan your budgets in advance so I thought I would let you know what you can expect to find on my cosy little stand this year. Of course budgets might go to pot as soon as you arrive at Yarndale – but it’s always good to have a plan isn’t it?!

Panda&BigBear_sqPanda and Big Bear will be coming with me and as I have limited stock of the kits – this might be your last chance to buy!

The Panda kit contains all the yarn you need to knit Panda, an oddment of yarn for the nose and mouth, two buttons for eyes and a Panda & Big Bear pattern.

The Big Bear kit contains all the yarn you need to knit Big Bear and his scarf, an oddment of yarn for his nose, mouth and eyes and a Panda & Big Bear pattern.

These kits are not available from my online shop – so please contact me if you would like to buy one to collect at Yarndale.

Triangle hat_FI

I will also have some brand new Triangle Hat kits in two colourways. The Triangle Hat pattern is available to buy here and the kits will be available from my online shop soon.

The Triangle Hat is knitted in the beautiful Fine Rowan Tweed. The yarn was recently discontinued, which means I won’t be able to make more kits – so don’t miss out!

The Knitted Nursery Collection_sq

I will of course have my latest book The Knitted Nursery Collection, along with yarn packs for Ollie or Polly Elephant, Ginger Squirrel, Ginger Blanket and the Flock Wall Hanging.

I am down to my last few copies of my first book Cute Little Knits! So if you have your eye on that, pick one up before it’s too late.

I will also be launching a new addition to my Men’s Collection next weekend, and will be bringing kits along to Yarndale – so keep your eyes peeled for that!

If you fancy a bit more ‘window shopping’ before the event – just pop along to my online shop here.

And last but not least (-drum-roll-) I will be launching my 2017 Knit-Along at Yarndale where you will be able to sign up for a starter pack! I’m really excited about sharing that with you – not long now! x


Rowan Animals

Introducing the Rowan Animals!

The first animals I made for this collection were Oliver and his family of owls – they’re my favourites. I liked the idea of the mum and dad having Fair-isle tummies and the babies being plain – as if they’ve not got their final feathers yet.

Patrick the Panda works well as a doorstop, with his chunky bottom – or if just filled with normal stuffing, he makes a great toy. Patrick is named after the wonderful Patrick Swayze (for not reason in particular!)

Sausage dog is an excellent draught excluder and has been keeping my draughty living room nice and cosy for a while. I’m a bit obsessed with yellow at the moment and I think Sausage really rocks his yellow and teal jumper!

Matthew Bear is named after a friend from school who was always known as Bear (but was actually called Matthew). The Rowan British Sheep Breeds Fine Bouclé really lends itself to soft cuddly toys. Keeping up my yellow obsession – Matthew has a lovely mustard coloured tweed tie knitted in Rowan Fine Tweed.

Sophie Sheep is named after my friend Sophie – I will have to get her to name Mr Sheep and the babies for me! I couldn’t resist making a family of sheep from the most sheepy looking yarn Rowan have – British Sheep Breeds Fine Bouclé.

All of the Rowan Animals are available as individual PDFs for £4, or you can purchase the whole collection for £12 here.

Happy knitting! x