Tag Archives: Roman

Meet The Boys (Part 1)

Gosh where has the time gone? Well honestly, in a whirlwind of work, students, more work, family things, sample knitting and working out sweaters for my very own collection. The sample knitting is going well and I’ve been selling very regularly in Paris, New York and Florence. It feels good to have that happening in […]

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Designs & Colours

Work has been continuing with Johnny. We’re starting to get the hang of each other and there is a nice little pattern to our day, Speaking of patterns. I’ve been knitting some samples for my menswear. There are 4 designs – “Wilson”, “Roman”, “Fraser” and “Hetherington” and the samples just show small sections of these […]

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A New Roman In Town

I’ve had another busy day finishing sweaters. Today I’ve been working on a new “Roman” sweater. This is in a beautifully, rich brown, Think of a dark, strong coffee – lovely, warm and comforting. The yarn as ever comes from Sheepfold and is lovely to work with. Not only is it soft and nicely spun, […]

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This Week I Have Mostly Been …

Well actually, I’ve mostly been wrapped up in blankets on a sofa while the cold my husband had been incubating, decided it had imposed on his hospitality enough and it was time for a change of scenery. Normally my body is a temple. Currently it is a holiday complex for what feels like the bacterial […]

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New Projects.

The second commission is finished! Of course now the work is over, I’ve succumbed to the bacteria my husband has been incubating for the last few days. So I’m curled up on the sofa with warm blankets and being kept in tea. (Being my personal chai wallah is the least Boy can do). However, I […]

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The First Step.

What an exciting day I’ve had. Do you recall the post I wrote about a sweater I had designed? The client was really pleased and that gave me an idea. Open a shop.selling my original designs as finished garments. After some encouragement from friends, it’s gone live. At the moment I’m busy with some outside […]

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Rome Wasn’t Built in Day

This week I’ve been mostly working on a sweater for my next designer step. It’s a design that I love knitting and one that you’ve seen before. This design is called “Roman” and is one of my favourites because of the elongated stitch which gives the sweater an open texture. This works really well in […]

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This morning I had a wonderful parcel in the post.  I bet you can’t guess what is in the box! I’ve been ordering yarn for my line of finished garments. Sheepfold is a wonderful shop that is committed to supplying British yarn and particularly fibre from rare breeds. I love the quality of the product […]

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Sweater Design

After the teasing glances, I can share with you final images of my sweater design. I’m pleased with how it’s worked out – using a very different yarn presented me with some interesting challenges not least of all working with a different drape – but it’s given me plenty to think about. And of course […]

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Something New

I’ve been working on developing some of my menswear knitting that was my Final Major Project at Uni. During my 3rd year, I used a yarn that I had created myself and which was very well retrieved by people who saw it. I’d still like to work with a yarn company to make it part […]

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