gwendolen shawl


Gwedolen Shawl gp1

Previously only available as part of a book, and after many request from all of you lovely people, I have decided to make the Gwendolen shawl available as a single pattern and you can now find it on the top menu in the single pattern section.

Gwendolen Shawl bb4                  Gwendolen Shawl bb still 2













Keeping the chill off during the first days of spring, this fully reversible shawl uses the short row technique to give a crescent like shape and is presented in two versions. The first (in top photo),using Fyberspates Vivacious, a fingering weight yarn for a light and lofty drape. The second version is knitted using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, a DK yarn for a warmer hug.

Gwendolen Shawl gp still 2

You can of course substitute the yarn used in the pattern with anything that takes your fancy or you already have in your stash. I have made a couple of versions using a single colour only, this gives an altogether different look again.

The beauty of shawl knitting is that the possibilities are endless, and the crescent shape of this design lends itself to playing around with colour and yarn to create ever changing looks and having a lot of fun on the way.

If you have never done any short row shaping, this is the perfect item to have a go. Everything is explained in full detail, making it easy to understand, there really is no need to be scared.

Gwendolen Shawl gp2

Go ahead and cheer yourself up by making something beautiful and very versatile, trying out a new technique and having a lot of fun on the way. You can download the pattern here, and when you are finished please e-mail me with a photo of your version. I would love to see all different looks of the same design – such fun!

Enjoy! x


what the sisters did all week

dear diary,

little sisters

aged about 12 & 7

Many of you will know that my ‘little’ sister came to visit me last week, and if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you would have seen photos of our daily shenanigans.

We had such a great time together from the moment she arrived…

…a day out in Chester with a little shopping at favourite places…


browsing at cath kidston

…time at home doing things together that we both love…


baking – a shared passion


knitting – another shared passion

…a day out visiting the yarn equivalent of a jelly bean shop…


yarn shopping at colinette yarns

…the weather was exceptionally kind to us, with bright blue skies, lot’s of sunshine and warm temperatures; quite unusual for us here in North Wales at this time of year.



…the week flew by and before we knew it we had to say: “Auf Wiedersehen”…


wearing our new shawls

…time flies when you are having fun, come back soon ‘little’ sis.

I am off to Yarndale in Skipton tomorrow and I am hoping to meet up with many friends, take lots of photos and may be…just maybe make a little yarn purchase. xx