Cables and pompoms

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Knitted in One of a Kind Yarn’s merino singles.

You can never have too much yarn or too many scarves.

And just in case you were looking for something interesting to knit with variegated yarn, try this cable scarve knitted on the bias. Continue reading

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Autumn is a happy colour

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The city of Johannesburg, South Africa, where I live, is often described as the largest man-made forest on the planet. Well, I’ve often wondered who keeps count of the trees to make sure this is really true… but live here, and you could believe that statement. From above, the treetop canopy looks like a roof sheltering the city. Continue reading

Lights, texture, action!

cs nov web-90It has been more than 10 years since I spent three glorious weeks in the old part of Istanbul. To this day my designs are influenced by Turkish aesthetics. The imagery of that country has profoundly influenced my approach to knitting, in the way I zoom in on lots of detail and “build” a piece by connecting lots of smaller pieces – almost like a mosaic.
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