A Tiny Bit of Promo

I’ve admired Fiona Ellis’ work for ages – one of her designs was in the very first issue of Interweave Knits that I bought about ten years ago! More recently I’ve also been honoured to have designs published alongside her in Twist Collective. Her awesome cabley brain can’t be beat!

Ruddington at Twist Collective. Photo by Jane Heller/Twist Collective

Fiona was excited to tell me this week about the huge sale going on at Craftsy this weekend – along with her classes, ALL the knitting classes are $19.99 until Monday December 1. It’s a great opportunity to pick up that class you’ve been wanting to take, or as a gift for someone special. I’ve got my eye on some sewing and cooking classes too (Classic Croissants at Home, anyone?).

Parapet at Twist Collective. Photo by James Britain/Twist Collective

You can get insider her brain with her Mastering Cable Design and New Twists in Cables: Fingerless Mittens classes. Or try out the FREE Creative Cabled Necklines workshop! These classes aren’t just for knitting consumers, but designers as well.

Here’s Fiona’s affiliate link to browse all the classes.
Check her out on Ravelry!

When you use an affiliate link, you’re helping support independent designers like us, and we wholeheartedly appreciate your help to sustain living wages in our fibery community.

Tons of yarn is on sale too! They have madelinetosh!

P.S. The Gleener giveaway is still open, until Monday! Have a wonderful weekend.

New Rusholme Pattern – and Gleener Giveaway!

I had a few requests for the pattern for this sweater, and it’s finally ready! And if you scroll down, I have a fun giveaway today!

Rusholme Cardigan

Rusholme Cardigan

RUSHOLME is a cozy zippered cardigan with chunky seed stitch details and optional patch pockets. A little bit of waist shaping is worked on the back only, for a flattering but easy fit. The deep cuffs, fronts and long sailor collar are all edged with attached I-cord for a lovely clean finish. A one or two-way zipper makes Rusholme super easy to throw on every day, but it can also be worn open, or closed with toggles.

Worked as seamless raglan from the bottom up, with body knit flat and sleeves worked in the round. Can be worn with negative ease for a close fit, or make a larger size for extra coziness. For the best size, measure a sweater you like the fit of, and make the size closest to it. Shown in size 40” / 100cm with about 2” / 5cm of negative ease.

Technical Editing by Alexandra Virgiel

Rusholme Cardigan

Rusholme Cardigan

Queue, fave, and buy on Ravelry!
More details on the pattern page.

Now how about a GIVEAWAY?

So the lovely folks at Gleener saw my post about how much I love mine, and they sent me a set to give away to a lucky reader! It makes a great holiday present for all the fibery people in your life.

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a new friend

Last week I took a quick break from my (many) sweater projects to whip up a test knit – this is Poklon by ysolda, the latest of her Knitworthy patterns.

Isn’t he so cute?! Ysolda’s pup is a girl, but I think mine is a boy.



There were some very slight changes to the pattern while I was knitting and editing it, but overall it was very quick, if a bit fiddly (like most toys). Make sure you have enough stuffing, because it takes more than you think to make it firm enough!


I used Cascade Eco wool and 4mm needles, so my pup is bigger – about 24″ from the base of the tail to the tip of the nose. I think he might need a sweater!


I didn’t have safety eyes, so I just embroidered on the eyes with brown and black sock yarn. I used the black sock yarn doubled for the nose and mouth – I love the little smile! Embroidering good faces is hard, so don’t worry if you have to redo it a couple times. I certainly needed to.



Probably as close to a pet dog as we’ll get, living in this apartment! Pretty great for snuggles, and no cleaning up after him. ;) The pattern is available as part of the Knitworthy collection. Check it out on Ravelry.

I’ll have a new sweater pattern of my own this week too! Stay tuned.

Rusholme peek