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Tangled Thoughts

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Tag: Lace

Sand and Sea

Way back in January, I was really excited when Claire of Cookston Crafts reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in working on a collaboration with her.

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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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Mitts Unzipped

I love to play with the construction of my fingerless mitts. Usually this means putting decorative elements around the thumb, travelling across the back of the hand or making a

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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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Antlers and Lace

A brocket is a two year old red deer stag. They have smooth antlers with no branches (you can see a photo here) which looks just like the lace pattern

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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 pair of socks handknit in purple yarn showing the zigzag lace pattern up the outside of one foot and leg,

Wandering To and Fro

This design started when Becca of Bluebell Yarns contacted me and asked if I’d do a collaboration with her. She only works with yarns that have come from sheep in

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A close up on a green cowl with diamond shaped leaves and a wide lace border modelled on a mannequin

Diamond Leaves

This design started when Ishrat very kindly gifted me a skein of her Merino/Bamboo 4 ply yarn in a beautiful dark green. I knew right away I wanted to do

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A close up on the foot of a modelled pair of socks in dark green with a lace pattern representing half a fir tree on the foot and a whole fir tree on the leg

Winter Trees

I’m delighted to be sharing Giuthas with you at last! This is the final sock in my Four Seasons of Socks collection and, in keeping with most of the other

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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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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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