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Tag: Lace

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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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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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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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

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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