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Category: Design

Orange socks with a lace leaf pattern up the foot and leg

Socks for Autumn

It’s definitely the start of sock weather season here in Scotland. There’s a distinct chill on our way to school in the mornings and I’m almost ready to break out

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Lavender Mitts

With Ravelry still having accessibility “issues” after nearly three months, I’m trying something new with my blog this month, and I got permission from my testers to share their Lus

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Golden socks with a lace wheat pattern up the outside of the foot and doubling at the leg

Buain – Harvest Time!

Meet Buain – it means harvest in Scottish Gaelic and is the third pattern in my Four Seasons of Socks collection. Buain has been one of my trickiest sock patterns

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A blue triangular cowlette with a stocking stitch body and rippling lace and textured border

A’ Mhuir – The Sea

Designing this shawl has brought back all sorts of memories of playing on various beaches as a child. St Cyrus was our nearest beach, with smooth sands for building castles,

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A purple and grey striped shawl with lace panels draped around a mannequin

Loidhne – Lines

This is the shawl I was knitting when the schools closed and the lockdown was announced. It carried me through the first couple of weeks was a really fun knit.

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Pink socks with a floral pattern up the outside of the foot and leg

Flùran – Blossoming!

I first had the idea for Flùran back in the middle of winter, when everything was dull and dark and dreary. It started with an idea for a leafy sock,

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A yellow cowl with a ribbed body and wide lace border

Solasta – Shining

This cowl has been on my mind for months and I’m so glad to be sharing it with you at last! I had the idea around October last year for

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Twisted rib fingerless mitts with a smocked faux cable trellis patter asymmetrically on the back of the hand

Suainte – Entwined

If you’ve been following me on Instagram over the last few weeks, you’ll have seen a lot of Suainte as I’ve been knitting away almost monogamously to get back on

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A grey shawl with a cabled spine, a garter stitch body with slipped stitch detail and chevron detail on the edge.

Fearthainn – Rain

Rain, rain, rain… That’s pretty much what it’s done for the last week here – it almost makes me want to go back to the colder frosty mornings! At this

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I’m Liz and I'm a Scottish Knitwear designer! I design and write knitting patterns for accessories, produce tutorials and write about what I do!
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Handy Tips

Shoormil – Yardage Calculator

I’m going to preface this by saying that there is no pattern support for the spreadsheet. If you follow the instructions on the spreadsheet you

Notions pouches, tape measure, scissors, scrap yarn and a selection of stitch markers

Notions About Notions

I saw a post on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, about a knitter who had gone on a cruise and only realised once she

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