Black Friday Comes Early!

This week end I released another pattern!  This one was the Criss Cross Cabled Headband which matches the previously released Cowl.  It has eye catching cables within cables that are actually much simpler to knit than you would think!


And as it’s that time of the year, I thought I would offer a coupon code to celebrate.  For 15% off in my Etsy Shop simply use the code BLACKFRIDAY when checking out.

If you prefer Ravelry then I have a code AUTUMN2015 which will give you the same discount.

But hurry, both offers finish at the end of the month!


Free Pattern Release!

I just wanted to share the good news!  Today I have released a free pattern for a short cowl to celebrate the launch of a brand new yarn on Craftsy – Cloudborn Fibres.  This is the perfect project for the cold weather we have been having recently.  And it knits up quite quickly so if you are still looking for a project for Christmas gifting then look no further!

Double Dutch Cabled Cowl

Double Dutch Cabled Cowl

The Double Dutch Cowl is knitted in aran weight yarn, it is knitted flat and seamed at the end so the construction itself is quite simple.  The cable is a little more complicated than some other cables you may have knitted in the past.  But once you have got the hang of it you will be knitting away in front of the TV, all nice and cosy whilst the cold weather does what it wants to outside.

And more good news!  I have also released a pattern for a headband/earwarmer to match.  It is shaped at each end and wider in the front section.  It comes in a few sizes so you are bound to find one that you are comfortable with.


Double Dutch Cabled Headband

Double Dutch Cabled Headband

The cowl is available as a free download on Ravelry and Craftsy.  The Headband is a paid for pattern, also available on Ravelry and Craftsy.  They are both available in my Etsy shop, if you buy the headband the cowl comes as a free automatic download with it.

Keep your eyes open over the next few weeks for the matching boot toppers too.  They are currently in the testing phase.  So as soon as I know the pattern is error free I will be releasing it.

Over the next few days I am going to write a blog post on the stitch pattern used to create this eye catching cable.

Cables and Houses

This week has been another very busy one for me.  I have been writing more knitting patterns and getting them up for testing.  I have also managed to publish one for sale.

Criss Cross Cabled Cowl

Criss Cross Cabled Cowl

It is a short cowl, knitted flat and seamed at the end.  The eye-catching cable within a cable detail at the front is actually much easier to do than it looks.  It takes less than 100g of aran weight yarn and is a pretty quick knit.  If you are looking for something to knit up for a Christmas gift the pattern is available from Ravelry, Love Knitting, Etsy and Craftsy.  And before too long I will be releasing patterns for the matching headband and boot toppers!  Check out my Ravelry Group for current coupon codes.

Today I have also signed up to take part in a Black Friday event on Etsy as part of the Craft Britannia Team.  I will be offering 15% off everything in my shop from 27-30th November with the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.  There will be many other shops taking part too with the same code.  Check out further details on my Facebook page.

This week has also been a busy one for another exciting reason.  A very good friend of mine came to visit and we spent the week looking at houses.  She is hoping to move into the area.  And of course I am also hoping that she does.  I showed her around the area a little and also introduced her at the knitting group I go to – Guisborough Knitwits. I just have to hope she comes back!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates on new patterns, discounts and calls for test knitters.  I also post random pictures of the dog and things I am currently knitting.

Yumi and me taking a selfie!

Yumi and me taking a selfie!

Have a good weekend!