Munlochy Socks

I’m so very pleased to share with you the Munlochy Socks, designed for Killen Sock (you can read more about Killen Sock, my all-natural sock yarn, here) by the very talented Clare Devine. When I first started planning Killen Sock , over 18 months ago now, I knew that I’d ideally like a pattern designed […]

Resolis Mittens

My lovely local friend Emily has designed the prettiest pair of cosy winter mittens in Black Isle Yarns Shetland DK.  The Resolis Mittens use three mini skeins, one each of Natural Cream, Natural Grey Heather and Naturally Dyed Culloden. Resolis Mittens are just what you need for a winter walk by the beach. Using just […]

Little Mouse Comforter – Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 63

I was delighted when Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine asked me if I could come up with another design along the lines of my Bunny Comforter (which was published by LPQ in 2015 in Issue 20).  I came up with a sweet little mouse – like the Bunny Comforter, Little Mouse is designed in Liberty […]

Starbusrt Quilt – Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 60

Here’s my Starburst Quilt for Love Patchwork and Quilting Mag Issue 60 – a happy burst of colour!  Starburst uses big, bold half-square triangles around an improv-pieced central star.  It is quilted in radiating lines from the top left corner to mimic rays of sunshine. I used Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis Textiles (Robert Kaufman) […]

Rhidorroch Hat

The Rhidorroch Hat is a beautiful new pattern designed in my Coulmore yarn (Organic First Clip Cheviot) by Emily K Williams.  The hat is named after Rhidorroch which is the west coast farm that partners Coulmore, here on the Black Isle.  Rhidorroch is where their flock of North Country Cheviots spend the summer before coming […]

Erradale – a shawl design in Coulmore 4 ply

I’m really pleased to be able to share the latest Black Isle Yarns design.  The Erradale Shawl is a beautiful design by my friend Emily Williams – which is rather appropriate since she found the flock who grew the wool for the lovely Coulmore yarn (see this post for more information)! To quote from the […]

Callachy Hat and Mitts

I have just realised that I didn’t share these two fabulous patterns by my friend Emily (flutterbyknits).  Emily designed the Callachy Hat and Mitts in my Shetland DK, to make the most of just one or two skeins of this lovely yarn (they use less than 100g each).  While they do work especially well in […]

Shivelight Cowl

I’m really delighted to introduce you to ‘Shivelight’ a beautiful cowl designed by the talented and very kind Claire (Claieinstitches) .   I was completely bowled over when Claire sent me the finished knit – I couldn’t imagine a more perfect cowl. Claire was inspired by the woods on the Black Isle and the design […]

Comfort Shawl

The beautiful, cosy and stylish Comfort Shawl was designed by Sarah Hazell. Sarah is a very talented (and lovely too) designer with a vast amount of experience. So when she suggested working with my yarn I was bowled over and followed up her offer pretty quickly! After swatching with Batch Number 2’s Shetland, Shetland~Cheviot Blend […]