2017 was a year with a difference for me – a year of change and exciting challenges. I spent many months packing up and relocating home and studio from Brighton on the south coast of England over to beautiful Northern Ireland. Of course, these life events never go smoothly let alone to plan and what should have taken only a few months took the best part of a year.
Now that I’m settling in to my new home and studio, I’m really looking forward to 2018. My passion for all things woollen and knitted continues and despite many projects having been temporarily on hold, I’m now able to get on with designing and developing new ideas.
Thank you to all friends and customers for your support in 2017 – here’s to a happy, prosperous and woolly 2018!
Join me for a three day workshop and learn an ancient Scandinavian knitting technique for creating authentically constructed, embroidered and decorated Swedish mittens and mitts using 5 needles and Swedish Z-spun, pure wool yarn.
The course will run from Monday 5th through to Thursday 8th February 2018 at West Dean college near Chichester in Sussex.
Interweave’s new collection Classic Knit Shawls includes the Ennid shawl pattern from Northern Knits. I love the elegant simplicity of this design – it is such an easy shape to wear as its unfussy, warm and practical. Because of its simplicity, this is a really versatile design and will look lovely in just about any yarn weight you might want to use.
The photo shows an Ennid shawl I knitted a little while ago in a gorgeous Gotland yarn.
Atelier 51 opens its doors again for the Brighton May festival 2017 – this time with its brand new shop open – and I will be selling a small selection of knitted pieces.
Open every day from 13th-21st May, 11.00-5.00