Blog

  • New Mendip 4-Ply, with pattern ideas!

    It's been a long time coming, but at last I've got together a lovely collection of Mendip 4-Ply in the shop! As well as the existing range of colo...
  • Cordage Socks – a close look

    I've recently published the Cordage Socks pattern, and thought I'd give a little look at the details and construction. I've really enjoyed wearing...
  • Episode 42 of the Podcast: Wool socks old and new, knitting with British worsted yarns, misty autumn walks

    A look at some of my knits from the last few months, including some new and upcoming designs.  Links: Patreon – subscribe for bonus content and t...
  • Episode 41 of the Podcast: I'm back!

    After a few months' break, I'm back to work and recording videos! This is a quick dip-a-toe-in, with an update on some of my yarn and a new colour...
  • Episode 40 of the Podcast – I'll be back!

    A final, quick episode before I go on maternity leave for a few months. Thank you so much to everyone who's been watching my videos, and I can't w...
  • Live video Q&A

    I took some questions via Instagram, messages and comments and did a live session answering them and others that came in via the chat. I talk abou...
  • Episode 39 of the Podcast – Natural colours, alpaca knitting and a tiny bit of crochet

    Autumn is settling in and I'm taking comfort in simple, cosy projects and muted, natural colours. I'm working with a lot of undyed alpaca yarn at ...
  • How to dye wool fleece with onion skins

    Onion skins are a great natural dye – readily available and easy to work with. In this video I show you how I dye scoured wool fleece simply and n...
  • Episode 38 of the Podcast – Hibernating, baby knitting, designing cosy cables, and spinning scraps

    My hands have been super busy, so I have a lot of things to show you! There are a few upcoming accessory patterns that I've designed, some baby kn...
  • Episode 37 of the Podcast – Embroidering autumn leaves, knitting texture and cables, playing with yarn

    September's light is magical as always, and with the berries coming out in the hedges I'm inspired to work on more autumnal projects. That means h...
  • Episode 36 of the Podcast – Knitting for a wet summer, yarn spinning and dyeing adventures

    Though it's summer, it's not particularly warm or sunny, so I'm enjoying a lot of knitting. In this episode I'm showing off a few designs in vario...
  • Episode 35 of the Podcast – Stranded yoke knitting, willow basket weaving, plying yarn in the garden

    I've been knitting monogamously on a yoked jumper that I've designed, as well as spending a fair bit of time weaving a willow basket and spinning ...