Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sock Club

Just a quick post to let you all know that the memberships for the Skein Sock Club will be available on Friday the 2nd of March.  This time there will be 60 places up for grabs, 30 places will be posted on the shop at 12pm and the other 30 at 8pm Sydney time.  Membership includes..

  • 2 skeins of yarn each month for three months. 
  • Each month the yarns will be dyed in TWO exclusive club colourways available only to members. You will receive 2 skeins in two different colourways each month. Members can request custom orders using these colourways during this time.  Club colourways will only be available to members and will not be offered as regular colourways.
  • Yarns include Top Draw Socks, BFL Sock and Merino Cashmere Fingering. 
  • Sock Club begins in April, yarns will be sent out in the last week of each month.

Price (AUD)
$152 (not incl. postage)
Australia $12
USA + Canada $24
NZ $17
Asia Pacific $$21
EU + Non EU $30

See here for more information about each of the yarns.

Hope you can join up!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lazy Saturday

Its a rainy Saturday morning here, which gives me a perfect excuse to relax on the couch, catch up on some podcasts and, of course, enjoy some knitting time.  

I have been working on another design, this time a cardigan knit from Worsted MCN.  I thought I would post a little sneak peak of the swatch, as you can see I have chosen yet another variegated colourway, its a sock club colour called 'Sweet Violet'. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Over the weekend I released my first design, a small shawl called Wave.

'Wave' is knit from the bottom up and is shaped into a wide triangle which, when thrown over the shoulders, will sit perfectly in place. The shawl is also long enough to be scrunched up and used as a light-weight scarf.

The alternating 'waves' of Turkish Lace and Garter Stitch look really nice when knit with variegated yarns (I have a real soft spot for these types of colourways!) but of course semi-solids would look wonderful too!  The other great thing about these stitch patterns is that they both form a knitted fabric that is totally reversible.

Wave is a one skein project which requires a yardage of around 366 - 402 meters / 400 - 440 yards.  My samples were knit using a skein of Skein Silk/Cashmere Lace and BFL Sock, both of which are variegated colours.

Wave is available as a free pattern, you can download the PDF here.  

Hope you enjoy!