Fri, Nov 12, 2021
The Inishere Shawl combines traditional Aran stitches in an easy-to-wear rectangular shape. The center panel features intertwining diamonds, like the patchwork fields of the designer’s Aran home, filled with seed stitch and garter stitch, and a ‘hugs and kisses’ cable running along each side. The seed stitch from the diamond centers is echoed in the shawl border. This shawl highlights the joy of Aran knitting: there is something different to do in each row, yet once you can read your knitting you can put away your pattern thanks to the repetitive nature of each individual element.
Thu, Oct 28, 2021
The Beirt Beanie design was in my head for quite a while - and one of the things that delayed its arrival was the fact that I found it hard to pick a name for it!
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
I recently had a lovely collaboration with Sophie from Sionnach Yarns; she contacted me about working up a hat in her Aran wool, and I actually had two designs in mind, so created two new knitting patterns.
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
I finally got some of my other hat designs down, and am happy to say that I have already released the Salthill Beanie, and the matching Salthill Wristwarmers. Salthill is a lovely area in Galway which has a great walk by the seaside, and these accessories are perfect for keeping you cosy on a windy day by the Atlantic!
Tue, Jul 7, 2020
I can hardly believe it's been so long since I last posted. Mostly this has been because I've been having IT difficulties uploading content, so fingers crossed it works this time.
Fri, Oct 4, 2019
I'm happy to share with you this blog post I wrote for Yarn Vibes (whom I created some designs for) - about useful knitting tools and notions.
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Here is a second blog post I wrote for Yarn Vibes, about some stitch patterns commonly used in Aran Knitting:
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Thu, Aug 9, 2018
Hope you enjoy this little video which Yarn Vibes made! I talk in it about their wonderful range of Irish wool, and some of the designs I created for them : )
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
I had a wonderful experience at the very first Woollinn festival, which took place in May in Dublin, Ireland.