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Designer Interview: Ruth Churchman

I had the opportunity to catch up with Ruth Churchman, February’s Designer of the Month. Read on for a closer look into her inspiration and design process! And just a reminder than her wonderful samples are available for a live look for the remainder of February. Ginger Twist Studio: Please tell us how you came […]

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Bearford Flock Visit

Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of venturing out to the East Coast Organics Farm located in East Lothian to meet the animals that are responsible for the Wool of the Month: Bearford Flock. I was already a big fan of the wool, but it just added to my love and enthusiasm for […]

Final pom pom wreath

Make a Pom Pom Wreath

We are now in prime pom pom wreath season, and I’ve just completed my second one! For those of you looking for a bit of inspiration or advice, I thought it might be nice to take you through  a visual journey of how I went about making this particular festive decoration. First you start with […]

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Blankets: Marley and Hedgehogs

Today’s blog is about a couple beautiful blankets. The new book from the TinCanKnits duo has been released today! ‘Mad Colour’ is a gorgeous collection of knits, and I’m super chuffed for my yarn to have been used in this publication. Marley is a blanket knit in one piece with loads of garter stitch and […]

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Say Farewell to Woollenflower

As July comes to a close, we are getting ready to say farewell to the lovely Wool of the Month here at GTS. WoollenFlower has been such a treat to have on display for the month, and it has proven to be incredibly popular. I’m approaching the end of my Scalene Shawl…it was meant to […]


Summer Knitting: Linen and Cotton

British Summer is in full swing and I’ve been surrounding myself with linen, cotton and silk (not that it gets super hot in Edinburgh…). The Summer issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has also been kept close for inspiration! I managed to finish my Vaara tee in time for the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl earlier this […]

© Clare Devine

Portobello Colour Picks

Portobello is a fun shawl with a fun shape (and incredibly wearable). Ginger’s Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply has body with a wee bit of drape and sheen, which makes this shawl look and feel dang good! For my day on the beach I chose ‘Breakfast With Ginger’ as the main body of the shawl, complemented […]

© Clare Devine

Muddy Daffodils Colour Picks

Muddy Daffodils is a sweet little cable sock with an excellent fit. For the sample I knit up a pair in Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock in ‘Cheer Up Charlie.’ The BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) content in this yarn really lends itself to some nice poppy cables.                   […]

© Clare Devine

Workshop: Socks and More!

There is a touch of Autumn in the air, and it is time to break out the hand knit socks! I’ve recently finished 2 pairs of wonderful socks from Clare Devine’s book Sock Anatomy. Planges really show of a semi solid with a mesh lace and garter stitch stripes. And I love the picot hem […]

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Another Cropped Tee

Yes, its another cropped item. This is the life I live! Anna Wilkinson’s Cropped Tee pattern is a fab pattern for a newish/not-so-confident-crocheter such as myself. For this project I used 3 skeins of Brigantia Aran, and it was super quick and rewarding project. The longest bit was waiting for the pieces to finish drying […]

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