During 2017 I managed to visit Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Pomfest, Yarningham, Yarndale and the inaugural Nottingham Yarn Expo and had a fabulous time meeting people and talking to knitters, yarn dyers, designers – as well as boosting my yarn stash of course!
Some of the things I particularly remember were the fun knit-night at Edinburgh, some inspirational talks at Pomfest as well as a poetry reading from ‘Ten Poems about Sheep‘ and ‘Ten Poems about Knitting‘ hosted by Hooligan Yarns (who are also involved with the Candlestick Press who produce these lovely poetry booklets).
My Burano Cowl was spotted at Pomfest by Verity, of baa ram ewe, as a result of which it recently went on a holiday to Leeds to go on display in their shop.
My first pattern, the Doges Palace Cowl, was also released on Knitmastery (an app from the creators of Stitchmastery) and became the subject of a knitalong hosted by them – it was very exciting to see the pattern take on a new life in so many different colourways and I enjoyed being able to help choose the winners!
I have many other patterns in the pipeline, and I’m very excited that I am going to be giving up the day-job before too long – which means I can focus more on my creative interests.
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I have knitted Anna Pack’s Tam o’ Brodgar for the Archaeological shop. I have now knitted one of the mitts but the finger area is too loose for Nancy and Anne Mitchell. Should I Corrugate rib from the thumb, or just use much smaller needles? Any comments?
Hi! Thanks for getting in touch. If the gauge is working out a bit loose, resulting in the mitts being too wide, I would recommend trying smaller needles. As you suggest, you could also try starting the rib section immediately after the thumbhole (I would recommend normal k1 p1 rib rather than corrugated rib, as the latter tends to be wider and less elastic). However you could alternatively try reducing the number of stitches somewhere within the final few plain rounds of Chart 3 (after the steek stitches have been bound off) by working a few k2tog &/or ssk decreases before working the rib. I hope that helps but let me know if you have any other queries.
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