Free Shawl Patterns

Hand Knitted Lace Shawls

My new spinning wheel has caused a bit of a glut of small skeins of hand spun yarn. Checking out some shawl patterns of Ravelry and Instagram I found these two absolute gems for using up small amounts of hand spun yarn.

Majacraft Aura Spinning Wheel

Majacraft Aura Hand Spun Yarn

First thoughts on my new Majacraft Aura

Just taken delivery of my first ever brand new spinning wheel, the beautiful hand crafted Majacraft Aura supplied by Ruth at

My previous wheel was a very old single treadle Scotch tension Ashford Traditional.

New Hand Dyed Merino Slub Yarn

Have just completed the test dyeing of a new Pure Wool Chunky Yarn Two test colour ways now available CHUNKY WOOL SLUB YARN (THICK AND THIN) 100% Wool Hand Dyed 8mm needles tension 10 cm = 11 sts x 14 rows to 10cm 100g hanks approx. 90 metres per 100g Substitute for Colinette One Zero […]

Hand Spun Merino and Silk


I’ve just complete a spin totalling 600gs of a singles yarn, self striping. I first dyed the 50% merino / 50 % silk fibre in a striped colour pattern. The fibre was then stripped down lengthways to keep the blocks of colour in tact. I pre drafted the fibre so that I would be able […]

Stretchy Cast Off for Shawls

knitting shawl pattern design

I’m in the middle of writing a new shawl pattern and was testing out a variety of cast offs to give the correct amount of stretch to the edging. I’ve made a quick video of the cast off I have settled on and it maybe useful if you are looking for an edge with a […]

New Indigo Hand Dyed Yarn

Indigo Yarn

A new range of Hand Dyed Indigo Yarn. The indigo yarn dyeing process gives the yarn a denim appearance and will wash and wear just like your jeans. The different shades are achieve by repeated trips through the dye vat. After each dipping the yarn looks green but as the yarn is left to dry […]


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