"The Knitter" Gallery

Cramond Bag

All pieces are worked flat. The bag starts with the base, then stitches are picked up for working the front. The back is picked up along the base then worked the same as the front. The straps are worked in two parts, then sewn together with an overlap.

Siren Tunic Top

FOLK-INSPIRED COLOURWORK in red and cream lends a festive feel to this tunic dress for girls aged from six months to two years, It features raglan sleeves, a buttoned opening at the back neck, and a slightly flared skirt section in moss stitch. The fine merino and baby alpaca blend from Yarn Stories feels super-soft.

THIS WARM and cosy winter wrap features a stylised tartan pattern. This is achieved by working a slip stitch pattern in two different yarns - a solid brown shade, and a self-striping colourway. 

Lorien, issue 132

Cushion cover features a pattern of leaves in a calming palette of cream and brown. The stranded colourwork motifs are knitted on both the front and back; the two back pieces are joined with a ribbed button band.

LACE STITCH patterns can look amazing when worked in a chunky yarn,The pinwheel lace pattern gives an attractive fabric, and is paired with simple moss stitch edges. 

Tormentil lace and cable shawlette, issue 124 May 2018

Super-long and draping, this shawl design has a shallow crescent shape. It’s achieved by casting on a small number of stitches, gradually increasing to the central section, then decreasing again slowly. A pretty stitch pattern is used along one length of the shawl, while the opposite edge has a lacy border. 


The design is complemented by the use of a hand-dyed yarn from The Yarn Collective.  

Weald, issue 110 April 2017

This was my biggest achievement yet - A beautiful cable pattern to both the front and back of the Weald poncho makes this a stunner! There are cabled braids in the side panels and this is where all the shaping takes place. One size only.

This minimalist cushion shows off the intricacies of cabling. Use bright contrasting colours to create a statement piece or, as I did, knit in two shades of grey for a sophisticated look. The centre front panel is worked by knitting a standard ribbed cable with a larger number of stitches than normal and by working the cable away from the two side panels, thus forming triangular holes at each side of the cable twist. These holes are filled in with stocking stitch, worked in a contrasting colour and perpendicular to the cable.  

Marrakesh Bolster, issue 103 October 2016

I really enjoyed designing and knitting this cool bolster. My original idea was to knit it in blue and yellow on a white background to try and mimic Moroccan tiles but I think these wicked colours look better!

 Knit in Yarn Stories yarn, all the separate slip stitch patterns are my own original ones. 

Reflections Tunic Top, issue 101 August 2016

My latest design to be included in the August 2016, edition of The Knitter is "Reflections" tunic top. 

Knit in beautiful blue 4ply silk-merino yarn with small beads added at the bust line and the bottom of the tunic. 

This was a fun knit to design, utilising lace and cable work (which I both love) and incorporating a little beading (my 1st time ever!)  

Lois cross over top, edition 99 June 2016

  I was really pleased when I was asked by the editor of Simply Knitting to design for their sister magazine "The Knitter". The Lois cable / lace cross over top was my 1st design for them. A clever constructed design which tested my sewing patience but was well worth the effort. 

The Knitter, Issue 99 Magazine published in June 2016