Tangled Thoughts

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Tag: Design

Lace Shells

Sometimes I have a really good idea for a pattern before I make it, with all the details really fixed in my mind. At other times I need a project

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Flowing Along

This pattern has taken me on quite a journey. From start to finish I cast-on four times in two different yarns before I finally got something that was going to

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Storm Cowl

This time last year I released matching hat (Claiseach) and fingerless mitts (Dromanach) patterns. This year I’ve designed a matching cowl! This was exactly the pattern I needed to start

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Wrapped Rib

Just a quick one today, because juggling a pattern release, school Christmas events and Christmas shopping has me running behind! I was so in love with the wrapped rib pattern

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Swirling Cowl

A quick one this week because I’m running behind! This is an idea I’ve been working on, or at least thinking about, for two years. When I originally worked on

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A modelled pair of socks knit in light blue grey yarn with a lace pattern swirling to the outside of the foot

Flowing and Swirling

This pattern was inspired by the gorgeous yarn I got on a whim from Mrs Lam Yarns (aka KallokShekEllon). I mostly like to buy yarn with a plan in mind,

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The corner of a shawl hanging down in a spiral showing the garter stitch lace edge

Cream and Fluff

Meet Cranachan! I had so much trouble coming up with a name for this pattern. I kept thinking about clouds, but I wasn’t finding anything I liked as a name

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A screenshot of the home page of this website.

We’ve Moved!

You might have noticed that things look a little different around here now! I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months working on this new site around

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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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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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