Saturday 13 August 2016

Three Articles Of Mine In The Knitter Issue 101 + Tin Can Knits Spoiler

Apologies for the little boast but I just wanted to let you know that I have not one or two but three features in this month's The Knitter magazine, which is issue 101.

Image courtesy of The Knitter magazine

Image courtesy of Di Gilpin
It's a great privilege to keep being asked back to write for the magazine - I was a subscriber long before I started writing for it and have a collection of every issue since The Knitter launched. I really enjoy coming up with ideas for articles and especially love writing profiles of designers because it's a chance for me to get to know highly-skilled knitters and also to be nosey!

Firstly I profiled the great knitwear designer Di Gilpin. She has made Scotland her home and, along with creating internationally-renowed knitwear designs, has also started her own Scottish yarn range. More details and a review to come soon on this blog.

Image courtesy of Linda Lencovic
Secondly I wrote a feature on Linda Lencovic and her up-and-coming business Kettle Yarn Co. Her latest dyed yarn, Baskerville, a 2-ply British blend, was used in a pattern in Pom Pom Quarterly's Autumn 2016 issue - Lencovic is certainly a rising star in the yarn world. Again, I hope to review her yarn soon. The Vellamo pattern in PPQ would be perfect to show off Baskerville's blue hues.

My final feature in this month's issue is a column about what to do with leftovers in your yarn stash. Even though I had a year of resolving to not buy any new yarn (well, I nearly stuck it out, and birthday and Christmas presents didn't count!) I still have lots of part-balls stored in colour groups in clear plastic shoe boxes.

I won't spoil it for you by giving away anything more about the features but I do hope you enjoy reading them. Now it's time for me get thinking of more ideas for forthcoming issues of the magazine.

Tin Can Knits Spoiler

It's so very hard to keep a knitting secret but a copy embargo is a copy embargo. All I can say is that I've had a very special sneak peak of Tin Can Knits latest pattern book, due to be released on September 10th. Let's just say that the future is bright ... find out more next month!

In the meantime, once I've finished my latest WIP I'll be starting their Lush cardigan in Rainbow Heirloom yarn.


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