Interweave Favorites

25-knitted-Acc-coverInterweave Favorites: 25 Knitted Accessories to wear and share is the first in a new series of books and it has the Märta Embroidered Bag pattern in it — (this pattern was originally in Northern Knits).

Autumn must be only just around the corner, as looking through the book I was drawn to all the hat patterns — and there are six to knit!
In particular I liked the look of Brattleboro Hat by Melissa LaBarre and Jared Flood’s Wanderer Cap.

It was however, a real shame to see an error on the pattern page for  the Märta Embroidered Bag (p115) as it states that the Ullcentrum Öland 2 thread yarn has been discontinued — but this isn’t the case by any means and it is still very much in existence and can be easily bought directly from Ullcentrum here!
All the original colours are still available (and many more besides) and if you want to knit this lovely bag I urge you to use the Swedish 2-thread pure wool yarn as intended — you won’t be disappointed!

You can find out more about the book here or here.

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Knitting Inspiration


My trip to Scandinavia was wonderful — both inspiring and relaxing.
Much time was spent enjoying ‘the nature’, art galleries, the local cuisine and of course knitting!

Exciting knitting and book news coming very soon…


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Summer Twined Knitting


My Twined knitted socks are coming in very useful in the Swedish summer evenings. These are a grey version of my Ulla Socks, knitted of course in lovely Ullcentrum 2 thread yarn. As I have said before — you just can’t beat a pair of Twined woolly socks!

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imageThere won’t be any posts for a while, as I am in Scandinavia having a holiday, researching and knitting…

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Simply Crochet

zig-zag-throwButterflieswilbur-whalebeach-bagIf you ever find yourself in a bit of a creative rut — and especially a crochet rut — then  look no further than the latest edition of Simply Crochet (issue 19), as there is an article to inspire you.
Several crochet designers, including myself, offer some words of encouragement on how to work around this particularly frustrating problem.

Here is a link to my Kids Learn to Crochet if you want to re-visit — or learn for the first time — the very basics of crochet, and Crochet Designs for Girls and Boys for some inspiring projects!

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