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Good morning.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I am looking forward to wrapping up the year and snuggling into some knitting in a few weeks over the holiday period. It has been a fantastic year but my batteries need a little recharge. I hope any preparations you are making for the holiday period are going well.

I have a special offer for the next three days. I will be offering free standard UK shipping on Head to Toe and Sock Anatomy when bought from my shop. I only have limited stock so grab one early if you are keen to get your hands on a copy of my book.

Any books bought from me between 15th and 17th December will be posted using first class recorded mail with the UK.

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Sock Anatomy is a collection of nine sock patterns each featuring a different heel technique. This is the perfect resource for learning to knit socks. The book comes with a download code for the ebook. You will also get the adult sizes for these socks as they are released. Two are already available and the rest are coming in early 2015.

Check out all the designs on my Ravelry page. 

The book retails for £15 and you get a complimentary ebook. 

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Head to Toe is a collection of five stunning accessories using Ginger’s Hand Dyed yarn. Each item has been carefully designed to celebrate Jess’ vintage inspired style. The collection transports you on a journey from high summer in Edinburgh, with Montrose and Brunswick to the colder days of winter, with warm snuggly Elgin socks.

Want to see the designs and some other knitter’s projects. Check out the Ravelry pages. 

The book retails for £12 and you get a complimentary ebook. 

If you want a copy of the book but would prefer just the digital version this can be bought through my Ravelry store. 

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Happy Knitting.

Clare

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New Pattern: Lapsang

pssst …. scroll down for a fab introductory offer on this new pattern

Brrrrrr – it’s cold out there folks. It is time for some serious knitwear. When I picked up this skein of Eden Cottage Maya at Yarndale I knew I wanted to quick, easy knit that was going to wrap me in warmth and show off the gorgeous colourway, Dark Stone. I designed this hat just for me, but I loved it so much I thought I would share it with you all too.

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The perfect chunky hat. It works up in a flash and is fabulous in drapey Alpaca or springy Merino. Best of all it is reversible, completely reversible! One side is a little more feminine that the other. I think this is a truly unisex hat though, it all just depends on what yarn you pick. Jess from Ginger Twist Studio has worked up two samples in her fabulous yarn.

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Chunky Baby, in a soft muted grey, Dove. With the addition of the most amazing pom pom I have ever seen. I LOVE this example of Lapsang.

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She also whipped up a bright and cheerful version in Ginger’s Hand Dyed Flumps Chunky, a bouncy Merino. This one really shows off how reversible the hat is.

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As a special introductory offer I have set up a discount code.

You will get 33% off the usual price of £3 until midnight 16th November GMT. Use the code “blog33” at the Ravelry check out.

Happy knitting.

Clare

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Celebrate Wool

I am still reeling from the news that it is November, but that is another story all together. The fact it is November may have terrified me but it brings with it some very exciting news and lots of lovely knitwear opportunities thanks to the approaching winter weather.

To celebrate a warm and woolly November I want to give a shout out to the fantastic initiative that is “Wovember”. A truly wonderful celebration of all things wool. Pop over and have a look.

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Part of the Wovember team is the ever wonderful Louise from Knit British. If there is someone who knows a bit about wool, and more specifically fantastic British wool. Louise is your gal. Her blog and podcast are fantastic resources for those wanting to know more about (British) wool. 

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If you are worried that knitting with wool might be an expensive habit check out her fabulous features on British yarns for under a tenner and a fiver. 

Finally, I’m very excited about some simply stunning British wool that has been running through my fingers (and around my needles) recently and can’t wait to share the details with you this Friday. Louise also has a special interview on her blog with Jess from Ginger’s Hand Dyed about our new exciting project. Make sure you book mark Friday 7th of November in your diary to get the scoop on the latest news from your favourite Edinburgh woolly duo.

Hope you have a fabulous week.

Happy knitting.

Clare

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Head to Toe – Book Signing, Edinburgh

This week I launched the full Head to Toe collection. The book is now available as a complete ebook or as a print book (with complimentary ebook). You can also buy the patterns as single patterns if you prefer.

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The book is being stocked at some lovely local yarn shops in Scotland, and I am very excited to announce that Jess from Ginger Twist Studio and I are hosting a book signing next week on the 11th October at 4pm. Come along to see the samples and have a chat. There will be some bubble and nibbles too. It would be great to see you there.

You can also find the book at Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh and Fluph in Dundee. It will be available at Queen of Purls in Glasgow soon.

If you would like to buy directly you can purchase the book for £12 plus P&P from my Big Cartel shop. 

The ebook can be purchased from my Ravelry page. 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Happy knitting

C

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Maryfield

A little while ago I shared Maryfield with you as part of some exclusive kits I did with Jess from Ginger Twist Studio.

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I am excited to announce that this pattern will now form part of the Head to Toe collection and is available to download on Ravelry. If you have already bought the e-book you will be getting an update that allows you to download the pattern.

For a limited time this pattern will be available for £1 with the discount code ‘quid’.

These fabulous cuffs are cute and stylish and knit up in no time. Using only 20 – 30g of yarn. The perfect accessories to glam up your outfit.  Enjoy.

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In July I launched my Montrose hat – a slouchy lace beret showcasing the fabulous merino / silk 4ply from Ginger’s Hand Dyed. The hat only uses 50 – 60g of the 100g skein and I could not let the remainder of the skein languish in my stash box. To make sure I got to use every inch of the skein I designed some quirky and elegant mitts. Maryfield was born.

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Fabulous, stylish and funky, these mitts have Jess’s name all over them. I love them and so does she. Maryfield is available in two styles and three sizes.

The pattern has been released as a special kit pattern available at Ginger Twist Studio in Edinburgh and online from Jess’s shop. The comprises of a skein of Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor a 50% Merino / 50% silk blend, a hard copy of Montrose (hat) and Maryfield (mitts) plus digital download codes for both patterns. This kit comes in a beautifully sewn project bag made by the fabulous Jess and retails for £25.

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This pattern is exclusive to the Ginger Twist Studio kits until after the book launch in October.

Have a wonderful Friday folks and a fabulous knitting filled weekend.

Clare x

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Head to Toe KAL (and news)

July has been an incredibly busy month for me, I am really looking forward to August and a change of pace. I finish my job this week and will be focussing solely on my knitting ventures from the 1st of August. This is an exciting time for me and I have so much to tell you over the next few weeks.

Before I launch into new and exciting things I want to focus on the here and now. I have a little KAL running in my Ravelry group and would love for you to come and join in . We are a friendly bunch and the KAL is very relaxed.

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I have secured some fab prizes for the KAL and here are the details

A relaxed KAL to celebrate the launch of my collection “Head to Toe”, released in 4 installments from July – October.

These four stylish accessories have all been designed to use a single skein of Ginger’s Hand Dyed by GingerTwistStudio.

You can buy the patterns in my Ravelry store. They are available as a collection for £10 (four patterns) or as individual patterns (£3 – £3.50)

The KAL will run from the 7th July until the 31st of October.

You can join in at any time and knit any (or all) of the patterns. You can use any yarn.

I have secured some lovely prizes for KAL participants. To be eligible for a prize you need to complete your pattern and post a picture of the finished object in the FO thread with a link to you project page on Ravelry.

Prizes

Grand prize:
A skein of Ginger’s Hand Dyed. You can select from one of the four bases used in the patterns and from any of the colours in stock at the time.
A gorgeous project bag sewn by Jess from Ginger Twist Studio
A copy of Head to Toe (in print)
A selection of stitch markers crafted by yours truly

Runners up:
Two runner up prizes of a print copy of Head to Toe and a selection of stitch markers.

During the KAL there will be some wildcard prizes including free patterns, stitch markers and hopefully some more yarn. I will update you as I secure these prizes.

Hope to see you over on the Ravelry group

Happy Knitting

Clare

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Brunswick (a little taster of what is to come)

Hi everyone.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was in Brighton for the Unwind festival. It was a brilliant yarn event and promise to share my pictures and stories with you later this week.

It has been a week since I launched Head to Toe and the response has been amazing. Thank you.

I wanted to give you all a sneak peak of what is to come next. On the 1st of August I will be releasing my next pattern, it is a gorgeous accessory for your neck and shoulders. The design is very versatile and will take you from warm summer nights through to chilly autumn days. It can be worn in many different ways and is the perfect single skein project for a gorgeous skein of sock yarn. The sample was designed using Ginger’s Hand Dyed Delight, a springy merino sock base available in a wide range of fabulous colours. 

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I hope you like what you see. Can’t wait to share more with you.

Happy knitting

Clare x

Montrose

The moment I have been waiting for quite a long time has finally arrived.

Without any further ado I present to you Montrose, the first in a series of four hats designed with Ginger’s Hand Dyed. 

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Montrose comes in three sizes (S, M and L) and two different styles, slouchy and snug. It is the perfect summer hat knitted in Splendor (50% Merino and 50% silk) and will last you into autumn. The lace is an easily remembered 4 stitch and 4 ran repeat. Perfect for keeping your interest without being too testing on the ‘grey matter’. I found this particular lace pattern highly addictive and I can’t wait to cast on another hat for the KAL.

Montrose can be purchased on its own for £3 or as part of the four pattern book (ebook £10 and print book £12 plus p&p). 

If you buy the ebook you will get each pattern as it is released and then the final ebook in October with the last pattern from the collection. The print book will be posted in October but you get a free ebook so you can get knitting straight away.

There is a 25% discount until 13th July on the digital patterns. Just use the code ‘headtotoe25’ in my Ravelry store. 

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I will be announcing the details of a KAL later on today. I really hope you will come and join us in the Yarn and Pointy Sticks Group as we knit our way through this collection. It will be a very easy going KAL with lots of chatter and some lovely prizes along the way.

Happy Knitting

C

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Workshops at Ginger Twist Studio, Edinburgh

I am very excited to announce that I have some new workshops booked in at Ginger Twist Studio in Edinburgh. 

All the information can be found on the Workshops page on my blog – http://yarnandpointysticks.com/workshops/

You can also find information on the Ginger Twist Studio blog – http://www.gingertwiststudios.com/workshops/

This weekend we have two spots left on the heel turn workshop. Over two weeks you will explore many different ways of turning a sock heel. Toe up, top down, heel flaps, short rows, textured stitch patterns … It is great fun. The class is from 11.30am to 1pm on Saturday 15th February and Saturday 22nd February. To book contact Jess at the shop.

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