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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cheers! the OOAK edition

closeup of the KNITSONIK Bullet Journal spread, in which colours for Cheers! are being determined; the spread shows charts of purl-bump triangles against a ground of white, and different sequences of yarn shades being used for each set of triangle purl-bumps

Remember Cheers? This joyful project by Nolwenn Pensivy offers a wonderful odyssey through the colours of your favourite lone skein of variegated yarn. It’s a mitts pattern that starts by you picking one 100g skein of fingering-weight variegated yarn on which to base your project. You then pair that skein with four complementary solid shades, […]

KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit eBook – projects and postcards from the club

photo by Britt Arnhilds - colouring pencils and shades for Brightlingsea found in Burano, Venice

It’s been a busy week as I’ve been working to move the club for the KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit eBook from Slack to Teachable. The reason for this move is that Slack have changed their terms for unpaid plans, so that the last 10k messages will no longer be accessible – rather, it […]

Barney’s Hat

the glorious glowy crown of Barney's hat

Remember how much my parents liked Shetland? They are going back at the end of August via overnight train from London and overnight ferry from Aberdeen, bringing one of my Niblings – Barney. Luckily Barney is an enormous fan of travel and especially travel by train. On hearing about this wonderful trip, I invoked The […]

Mudeford Sandbank meets Brightlingsea

Greetings from three weeks into the KNITSONIK & Friends Colour to Knit Club! Today I’ve been editing the recording of our second Zoom session and I’m feeling thoroughly inspired. In the enthusiasm of working on the eBook and seeing what everyone else is making, I’ve been happily making my own version of our first club […]

Ultimate #TarmacTuesdays

closeup of freshly-laid tarmac and bitumen, drying slickly in the evening light

Today our street and several nearby are being resurfaced! Long-term readers who remember #TarmacTuesdays may appreciate my excitement over this process. It’s been amazing to watch and very strange to experience the street with no cars on it and this completely untouched, brand-new surface. The company doing this work posted fliers through all our doors […]