Competition Time!

Hop over to Instagram to enter my competition and be in with a chance of winning a free knit kit of your choice!

To enter the competition on Instagram

  • Like the post.
  • Comment on the post to say which of the above kits you would choose and why.
  • Share it on your Instagram!

The lucky winner will be picked at random on Monday and you can find more information on the kits over on my shop.

Good Luck Everyone! x

New Knit Kits!

December is nearly upon us, so I feel it is now appropriate to use the c-word.

It’s nearly Christmas!

So I’ve been working away to update my shop with kits I think would make lovely gifts – either as a kit or knitted up. Or perhaps you just want to buy yourself a treat!

Bobby Scarf, Hat and Mitts are now all available as kits.

Bobby Scarf Knit Kit: £30 – shop now
Bobby Hat Knit Kit: £20 – shop now
Bobby Mitts Knit Kit: £15 – shop now

I also have limited stock of the super cuddly Panda & Big Bear kits.

Panda Knit Kit: £25 – shop now
Big Bear Knit Kit: £30 – shop now

You can also find a few bargains! My Lazy Lace Cowl kits are now just £20 and would be a lovely Christmas project.

Lazy Lace Cowl Knit Kit: £25, now £20 – shop now

The Polly/Ollie Elephant & Blanket kits are reduced to £65. Containing a copy of The Knitted Nursery Collection and all the yarn needed to knit the simple Ollie/Polly blanket AND Ollie/Polly Elephant – these kits would make the perfect gift for a new mum and new knitter!

Ollie Elephant & Blanket Knit Kit: £75, now £65 – shop now
Polly Elephant & Blanket Knit Kit: £75, now £65 – shop now

Well that’s made me feel rather festive so I’m off to do some Christmas gift crochet in front of the (electric) fire! x

Yarndale 2015

Last weekend was the third annual Yarndale in Skipton – and my first solo show!

One of my favourite parts of working for Coats and Rowan, was helping at the consumer shows. Meeting other makers, talking about their projects and helping them choose yarn and fabrics is always fun! Since becoming self-employed, I’ve been lucky enough to still be asked by my friends at Coats to help out at the odd consumer show. So I’ll see you at Alexandra Palace for Knitting & Stitching show next week?!

I visited Yarndale last year as a customer and decided that it would be the perfect place to have a stand solo.

The small sheep pen was a perfect size for me and it was really exciting to do a little preview of my new book ‘The Knitted Nursery Collection’. The official launch date is January 2016, but I’m hoping to have some stock before then – so watch this space!

I had three different kits for sale: the Lazy Lace Cowl, Shuggie Sheep and the Dice Cowl (in two colourways). All of these kits will be available to buy from my online shop which will launch in mid-Oct (perfect Christmas presents)! Or if you prefer digital – you can find more information on my patterns page here.

I loved pulling all of my designs together in one place and working on the whole show, from planning the stand and preparing stock through to the fun bits of creating displays and meeting hoards of lovely knitters! I couldn’t have done any of it without my trusty sidekick Nettynot who helped me out for the weekend and also took the pictures above. Thanks Steph!

If you bought one of my kits or patterns at Yarndale – I would love to see pics of your finished knits!

 

Lazy Lace Cowl

A few years back I made myself a lace snood, which was swiftly borrowed by Rowan – becoming a very popular download on the Deramores website and then a Rowan kit.

wpid-snood-kit.jpg.jpegI think the popularity of the Lazy Lace Snood was largely due it’s simplicity. I like a challenge as much as the next person, but when I’m relaxing with my knitting at the end of the day, I generally like to have something simple on the go – especially if I’m knitting in the pub with friends! A quick and simple project also makes a lovely gift.

I continued the theme with the Lazy Lace Throw in Cute Little Knits, which is a great project if you want to try lace for the first time but can’t be bothered with fiddly little needles and lace weight yarns!

With Alpaca Cotton being discontinued this year, I wanted to develop a new version of the snood and give it a few tweaks and improvements.

lazylacecowlThe Lazy Lace Cowl uses Kidsilk Haze and Felted Tweed knitted together (which is beautiful!) and is knitted in the round.

There are three different depths depending on how snuggly you want it to be and how much yarn you want to use! The small just takes one ball each, the medium is one ball of Kidsilk Haze and approx one and a half of Felted Tweed and the large is two balls of each.

The Lazy Lace Cowl pattern is now available to buy from Ravelry here and I will have kits and printed patterns of the medium size cowl at Yarndale so come and say hello x

We had fun taking some skipping shots – they didn’t make the cut but I thought you might like to see!

 If you’re new to knitting and want to give lace a try – come along to my Lazy Lace Cowl workshop and I’ll get you started! You will get a free copy of the cowl pattern at the workshop.