Knit Loud by Labistrake

If you’ve been following KNITSONIK for a while, you’ll know how much I love the times when the KNIT and the SONIK come together. Today I’m thinking about two such lovely times, and I want to share them with you. First, and most importantly, my dear friend Muriel AKA Labistrake has published her first pattern […]

POLKAMANIA! Pattern Launch

Polkamania! is back from the tech-editing desk of my friend Rachel Atkinson and will be going on sale tomorrow in my Ravelry store. I’ve had a really productive time learning how to lay out this pattern in InDesign and the pdf includes full colour and black and white charts, plus a tutorial section in which […]

Shetland Wool Week Bunting

Earlier this year I got an exciting message from my friend Caroline Simpson to say that the Maakin’ and Yakkin’ group at Anderson High School had commenced a school-wide bunting project using Liz’s pattern from my second book. Because of the way my health has been this year I wasn’t going to go to Shetland […]

Chapter 5: Efflorescent

If you follow me on instagram you’ll know I’ve not been feeling amazing recently. I decided to start this week with a multicoloured post of joy, celebrating flowers in stranded colourwork; I just can’t see how a week that starts out like that can fail. I hope you are in the mood for an image-heavy […]

Announcing the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook

Greetings, Comrades, FROM THE KNITTING ROOM! It’s been hard keeping a lid on this and going for so many months with NO KNITTING here on the blog but now I’m ready to start telling you all about my second book: the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook and I have the sense that now I’ve started, I […]

KNITSONIK – what you saw in 2016

Continuing the reflective theme of yesterday, today I want to share some of the amazing inspiration sources and swatches that KNITSONIK comrades everywhere shared on instagram in 2016. I love when people share an inspiration source; I love reading the comments others leave and seeing what treasures have been discovered in the everyday. Above all, […]

Shetland Wool Week… in the South!

Greetings, Comrades! Since 2013, the turn towards Autumn has seen me sorting out final details for classes and deciding what to pack for Shetland Wool Week. This year – for several practical reasons – I’m not going (BOO!). Instead I shall be beavering away on multiple projects here, where I live, 800 miles South of […]

IT’S GOT KNITSONIK ON IT!

Some of you may remember that in the TURBO THANK YOU episode of the KNITSONIK podcast, Mark Stanley, my wondrous comrade, debuted his first composition; it was a bold and celebratory a capella jingle to which he envisaged a video montage of everything I have monogrammed with my KNITSONIK logo. I have recently used my […]

The Jamieson & Smith Yarn Shades Song

Greetings, comrades! If you’ve ever been to one of my Quotidian Colourwork classes, you may have noticed that several years of swatching with their flagship 2 ply Jumper Weight yarn range has left the shade numbers somewhat, erm, ingrained in my brain. When I’m swatching and charting designs from everyday inspirations, I confess I begin […]