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by Kate on July 1, 2013

It has been a while since I have made anything for myself and I really wanted a project that was going to knit up quick as well as being useful. The wet days meant this project was finished over the weekend. Gloriously soft with the perfect amount of slouch. Project details can be found on […]


The Big Squeeze

by Kate on May 31, 2013

This scarf has been one of my most satisfying projects yet. Luscious chunky wool that is wonderfully soft and which knitted up very quickly. I bought the yarn from Purl when I was in new York and I am now kicking myself that I didn’t get some more. These scarves would make the perfect gift […]


Knit Inspiration

by Kate on September 19, 2012

I stumbled across these beauties and had to share them. All kinds of fabulous. from here from here from here These creations just make me want to run out and grab the biggest needles I can find however I think I will need to be satisfied with my 4.5mm.


Brooklyn Tweed

by Kate on September 8, 2012

I have been a fan of Julie’s work for a while now and I was SO thrilled to hear she has joined the Brooklyn Tweed team as a knitwear designer. Not only is Julie very talented but she has always been incredibly kind and generous with her knitting knowledge which as a novice knitter has […]


Cream on Cream

by Kate on July 19, 2012

During the last three weeks at Calico, the lovely Sarah was on a much anticipated trip to France and London which meant a few extra shifts and working with the equally lovely Sue. Sue is one of those soft natured women, but underneath possesses a real inner strength. Sue has dealt with some curve balls […]


Mistake Stitch Scarf

by Kate on May 28, 2012

It feels like quite a while since I have been truly present here. Study, work, family – you know the drill. Life is great but sadly I don’t seem to have much time to craft. I seem to steel a quick minute here and there for knitting & crochet but I have not had anytime […]


First Socks

by Kate on April 11, 2012

I have been wanting to knit socks for quite a while and have been urged on by the turn in weather as well as Angela’s and Amanda’s gorgeous creations. Now, I am fully aware of my personality downfalls and with this in mind I am going to tackle a project that looks manageable. Enter the […]


Pickles Hat

by Kate on March 13, 2012

My cousin and sister in law are both having babies this year which means lots of quick knitting projects. You can find the project details, for this hat here. In other news, I have just joined the Calico & Ivy team in Balmain. Sarah has done a really gorgeous job at setting up the store […]



by Kate on February 20, 2012

Christina and I started this project together as we were both new to knitting with dpn’s. I will admit that it is much easier than I thought it would be. Actually, I’ll go further and say that knitting with dpn’s is far better than the magic loop method, for me anyway. I finished these over […]


Guernsey Wrap

by Kate on January 27, 2012

Chris & I undertook this project together. It was great to have some encouragement because for a while there, I wondered if I would ever get it finished. The pattern itself is actually very simple but it is repetitive and gets a little tedious. I’m glad I persevered though, the wrap (& wool) transforms with […]