Introducing ………..

Dunedin, designed by Lucy Hague Photography by Katie Blair Matthews

Dunedin – a beautiful crescent shaped shawl, designed by Lucy Hague. Lucy was asked to design a pattern exclusively for Wool Tribe, the magazine companion to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival which will be on sale from 7.00pm tonight (GMT) here .


Frances Herself

Back in August last year I attended In the Loop, a conference in Glasgow. Besides enjoying the conference itself, it was also lovely to catch up with some friends of mine from the knitting world, including Karie Westermann, a Danish born designer now living in Glasgow.

We had, for a while, been talking around a […]

Introducing …. Burras

Burras is the new yarn to join the Ripples Crafts family. But first, let me explain the name.


Burras (pronounced boo-ras) is Gaelic for caterpillar. And what do caterpillars turn into? Beautiful, multi-coloured butterflies! (yes, and moths, but we won’t talk about those – just keep thinking about butterflies). Butterflies in many, […]

I’ve started so I’ll finish

One of the disadvantages of having a shed full of yarn is I am often tempted to stop half way through a project and start a new one. This lack of commitment to a project can be for a number of reasons: sometimes I want to try a new yarn, sometimes I’m not enjoying the […]

This and That ….

It has been a busy couple of weeks, and I’ve much to tell you. This post will be a mish mash of bits and bobs, this and that.

Firstly, I had a little break last week when our friends, Neil and Gilly, came to visit. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind to us, so […]

Sweetly modelled

Earlier in the year I posted a small version of Ravi Junior off to my nephew and his wife, new parents to young Rosie. It was only last year the Martin and Avery visited us in Clachtoll:


Drumbeg, looking towards Handa Island in the north west

Well Rosie is now 6 months old, […]

Yarn Notes from Assynt

The details of the new yarn club for 2015 have been finalised, and I am very pleased to introduce Yarn Notes from Assynt.

Each month a different site of interest in Assynt the area where I live and work, will be my focus. You will receive a hank of yarn – the colour or […]

Knitting time

My current project is a cardigan called Chance of Showers, by the designer Heidi Kirrmaier. Some of you may see the similarities between this design and an earlier design of hers called Vitamin D.

I am working in one of my favourite yarns – sport weight. “Sport Weight” is not a term for a […]

A Pictorial Account – Glencanisp 2014

I asked those who were on the recent retreat at Glencanisp to send me photographs of their time there, if they were happy for me to include it in a blog post. So here they are – no descriptions, just a pictorial account of our week at The Lodge.




A Mystery Knit Along

Anne-Lise Maigaard (aka LittleGreenDragon on Ravelry) is hosting a Mystery Knit Along (MKAL) this autumn, and I’m very pleased to tell you that she used Ripples Crafts yarn for her test knit. In discussion with Anne-Lise I have devised two new shades especially for this MKAL. Some of you have already seen the shades, […]