Baker Lang: a glorious knitted ode to a well-loved cat

The full Baker Lang swatch in all her 53" glory! the swatch is photographed against a white wall, with the shadows of some railings casting shadows on the gorgeous shapes and patterns Lauren Leigh found through looking at her cat

Yesterday I shared some of the ways in which online teaching opens up possibilities for lovely long learning experiences. Realising the enormous advantages of teaching online has informed my decision to only teach The KNITSONIK System in this format, from now on. Today I thought you might appreciate hearing what this can look like from […]

The KNITSONIK System: self-paced edition

a closeup of my massive KNITSONIK swatch

If you subscribe to my newsletter then you will have heard last night that The KNITSONIK System: self-paced edition is now open for enrolments in the KNITSONIK School. Formerly known as Quotidian Colourwork, this is my flagship course that brings to life the process of translating everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork. You’ll learn how to […]

Colouring-in for Stranded Colourwork: a free KNITSONIK online mini-course

colouring pencils in a jar, against a blurry soft focus background of paper on a table

A few days ago I mentioned that I’m sprucing up my flagship online course, The KNITSONIK System, that takes you through the creative process of translating everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork. One of the big changes I’m making to the course concerns how feedback will be provided to participants. This edition will have a special […]

Liz Humphreys’ helpful Colour Palette Hack

Liz's deconstructed J&S shade cards

There are so many things I’ve loved about running the KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit Club, but a major highlight has been discovering what we can learn by better understanding each other’s ways of seeing. Today I want to tell you about how Liz Humphreys – one of our club members – created a […]

Postcards from October

WOVEMBER bullet journal spread, with sheep, sheepy tapes, rubber stamps, and the prompts for WOVEMBER written out in biro.

Hello, how are you? October whizzed by very fast and every time I thought I had five minutes to sit down and write something here, something else came up with the result that now the month has ended and there is almost no news of anything on here. But rest assured: plenty has been going […]

Odile, Muriel & Nolwenn: three generations, two cowls

Muriel and Nolwenn wearing their respective cowls, standing and smiling in the sun

Following on from my last post, today I’m sharing a Q&A with two dear friends and collaborators, Muriel and Nolwenn Pensivy. If you’ve been here a while you’ll know that Nolwenn is one of the designers in the KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit eBook and that Muriel (who happens to be Nolwenn’s mum) and […]

Think Like An Artist – My Knit Stars 6 Masterclass

For most of last year I was focused on creating and developing my Knit Stars 6 Masterclass, Think Like An Artist. This class distils my creative practice and experience into one exuberant project that is both a celebration of women artists, and a masterclass in translating patterns, colours and sounds into stranded colourwork design. I […]

KNITSONIK x Cast On, with Brenda Dayne

Screenshot of Brenda Dayne's latest podcast page

Just popping in to let you know that my dear friend Brenda interviewed me for her wonderful Cast On podcast and you can hear us talking about KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit here. I’ve been listening to Brenda’s podcast for years; her soothing voice, mischievous sense of humour and infinite curiosity have kept my […]

Sore Hands, CDDs and Suet Puddings

Happy unwrapped suet pudding

Several weeks ago I did something I forgot I shouldn’t: I knit many hats all at the same gauge, using the same needles. I always try and vary needles and yarn from project to project to avoid repetitive strain on my wrist and hand joints, but lately I forgot because 1. I was too excited […]