Featured Scarf in Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine – 50

My continuous looped scarf featured in this seasons Rowan Magazine. The scarf was knitted for the RCA ‘Wool Week’ competition.
The keyword for the brief was freedom and the knitwear piece had to link to the 50th anniversary of London’s ‘Swinging sixties’ Carnaby Street.Images from Rowan Magazine 50.

This scarf is made from British wool and was inspired by 1960’s optical art patterns and psychedelic colours.



Daks – Autumn/Winter 2011 – Knit Brit

Last year I was asked by DAKS if I would work with them on their knitwear collection for Autumn/Winter 2011 and today was the unveiling of DAKS new collection at Somerset House for London Fashion Week.

The project focused on Daks fashion heritage, traditional knitting techniques and celebrated the use of British wool and production techniques. The pieces I made for this collection were hand-made from British Blue-faced Leicester and Shetland wool. Inkeeping with the ‘British Heritage’ theme of the collection, a bespoke Blue-faced Leicester yarn was spun by Yorkshire spinners ‘Laxtons’.

It has been an exciting collaboration working with Daks as it has brought together my love for design, traditional craft, fashion and all things sheepy.

Here are my pieces – view the collection in full here: www.londonfashionweek.com

Two-tone jumper

British Sheep Breed Yarn - Blue Faced Leicester

Hand-knitted jumper and pleated skirt

Two-tone jumper

Blue Faced Leicester Scarf

Blue-Faced Leicester Scarf

With Thanks to DAKS and Laxons. Images from DAKS and here

Rowan British Sheep Breed ‘Freedom’ Project

On Show in store at Liberty from 11th October to 17th October to celebrate ‘Wool Week’.

My travel buddy Claire-Anne O’Brien was awarded 1st prize from Rowan for her amazing knitted chair and rug. I was awarded a runner-up prize from Laxtons.

With thanks to Rowan, Campaign for Wool and Laxtons