I’m so pleased to tell you that Clare Devine, over at Knit Share Love, has used some of my sock yarn in a couple of new designs as part of her “From Dorset with Love” collection of knitting patterns.  The patterns are released today over on Ravelry, and I have had a sneaky preview for a few days and I can tell you they are just lovely!  Clare is based in Australia, but has travelled the globe, and the series of patterns were inspired by a road trip through Dorset a couple of years ago.


Tyneham, designed by Clare Devine Photograph © Kate O’Sullivan (@aplayfulday)



Tyneham Socks were designed using the Ripples Crafts Reliable Sock yarn – the colour Clare used was Warm Gold.  I have added 3 versions of Gold to the shop on the 4ply sock yarn base – Pale Warm Gold, Warm Gold and Burnished Gold.

Tyneham, designed by Clare Devine Photograph © Kate O’Sullivan (@aplayfulday)

For those of you who don’t know Clare’s patterns, she is the author of the wonderful book “Sock Anatomy” – a must have for all those who love knitting socks.  Clare is also the designer of the very popular pattern “Slipt” which she designed especially for Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 using a colourway I dyed exclusively for EYF 2015.   If you’ve never knitted any of her patterns I would encourage you to do so.  Her instructions are detailed and informative, and she always adds a little twist somewhere along the line.

The second pattern which Clare designed using Ripples Crafts Yarn, this time the Doubly Reliable Sock Yarn, is Studland:

Studland, designed by Clare Devine Photograph © Kate O’Sullivan (@aplayfulday)

For Studland Clare used the colour “Copper Beech“, which has long been a favourite of mine, and of many of you too, I know.

Studland designed by Clare Devine Photograph © Kate O’Sullivan (@aplayfulday)

The Doubly Reliable Sock yarn is ideal for chillier days, or for wearing inside walking boots or wellies.  However Clare adds “Similar in design – the patterns can be knitted in 4ply or DK – giving you options for slouch or more practical fitted legs”.

Clare has very kindly offered a discount code for all my customers and blog readers which will give you a 20% discount on the individual patterns from the collection.  Use the code “ripples20” when checking out on Ravelry to claim your discount.

I will also be launching a wee bit of fun on Instagram.  If you follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on my post there today about Clare’s collection and patterns, I will pick a name out of a hat later this week and there will be 2 prizes.  One winner will receive a hank of Doubly Reliable Sock yarn in the Copper Beech colourway, and the second winner will receive a copy of the ebook “From Dorset with Love” thanks to the generosity of Clare Devine.   So pop across to my Instagram page, follow me if you don’t already do so,  and leave a comment and you’ll be in with a chance.