Would you like a light scarf to wear on a summer evening? The weather is warm, but the sun has gone down and a little something around your shoulders just makes all the difference. Or perhaps you're looking for your next knitting project, and fancy trying your hand at lace? Donna Smith's Aphaca scarf is the first pattern in our new book, Something New to Learn About Lace.Read More
Our new book, Something New to Learn About Lace goes on sale for pre-orders today! Something New to Learn About Lace is the second book in our Something New to Learn series – small books to help you to grow your knitting skills, accompanied by detailed photo tutorials, video tutorials online, as well as beautiful knitting patterns.Read More
I've been knitting far more over the last couple of months than I have probably ever. That's not to say I've been exactly prolific, or quick, but things have been growing from my needles.Read More
This last month has felt like it has been all about The Book of Haps, but we've had other things in the pipeline.
Waits is a top-down version of Bristol Ivy's popular Newsom cardigan and features interesting mitred shaping. If you already have Newsom, or would like both, use the code DUET at the checkout to get a discount.
Shetlander Donna Smith was the patron of Shetland Wool Week in 2015 and her Baa-ble Hat, the official pattern, has been made thousands of times. She also contributed Houlland to the Book of Haps. Her Shallmillens Snood takes its name from the Shetland word for "smithereens" or lots of little pieces, and that is an apt description. Made up from a series of short colourwork sections, this is an ideal project for novice knitters, or more experienced knitters alike.
If you're looking for a fun, small project to carry around with you, Mary Jane Mucklestone's Maritime Mitts could be just the thing. There is a KAL going on in Mary Jane's group from now until the end of August with weekly prizes, as well as one at the end.
Finally, Ella Austin's latest release from her Colour and Line collection is Essie, a lightweight sweater for summer. Popcorn stitches in the yoke mark the Morse code letter S, giving the pattern its name. Essie is available as a single download, or with the whole collection.
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Today's fabulous hap is from the lovely Donna Smith - Houlland.
Be sure to head over to Kate's blog to read all about the inspiration for this design - it's incredibly special: Houlland by Donna Smith
Lovely Donna has also recently joined our client list, and her first pattern download was released earlier this week. It's a fabulous colourwork cowl worked in dramatic black and white. The design is called Shallmillens, which means smithereens in Shetland dialect. The cowl (or snood) uses a series of short repeating motifs - making it the perfect project for someone new to colourwork - and just two colours.
You can read more about Shallmillens over on Donna's blog: Donna Smith Designs
Or head straight over to Ravelry to buy the pattern: Shallmillens
I'll be back tomorrow to reveal another stunning hap, so in the meantime, happy knitting!
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