The Emmen Jumper combines everything that I love about knitting: Bluefaced Leicester yarn, a classic jumper shape that feels like a hug and a stitch that is super simple to knit but looks very complicated. All these ingredients combine to bring pure joy!
I love sharing the joys of natural fibres. They are such a giving fibre, they have so many great qualities. Like people, not all yarns are the same.
The Dorothy Jumper, like the Sedgwick Sweater is inspired by classic knits.
The design this week is for a Simple Baby Blanket, but if there isn’t a baby on the horizon in your life I have two alternative patterns for you – the Chusi Cushion Blanket and the Simple Superchunky Cushion which I have refreshed with new yarn and new ideas!
I use my Chusi Cushion pattern to relax with. And when I first started it I was going to make a cushion with my squares. I sat down with one ball in three shades and cast on.
I used garter stitch at each other of the cable like a starter and dessert with the cable being the main meal!
…and a beautifully soft natural fibre wool is endless.
There are a few reasons why I designed the Frankie Fingerless Mittens. The first, as usual, is because knitters have been popping into the Purl&Jane Skipton studio and asked for some and I love to design patterns that knitters want to knit.
I designed these mittens for my sister. She spends her Sunday morning on a rugby field watching my young nephews play rugby (or I think it’s called tag rugby at their age) and while she stands on the sidelines her toes and hands get cold
I love this design because it uses my favourite stitch – garter stitch – and has a detail at the edge of it that is simple to do, yet so effective.