In this category you will find a vast collection of pattern books, individual patterns, published books and magazines. Generally speaking, using the yarn suggested by the pattern is the easiest option to ensure the finished garment is the correct size and has the right properties for the design although sometimes, you may have a pattern which you love and the yarn is no longer available. It is entirely possible to substitute yarns, the way to work out what yarn will be suitable is to look at the tension given for the yarn which the pattern is written for and look for one with a similar tension - one or two stitchs or rows out either side of the tension may be completely acceptable on a finer yarn but may make a big difference on a thicker yarn. If you are in any doubt about substituting yarns I will be more than happy to help if you get in touch.
The selection of patterns we carry should appeal to all tastes, we have simple and traditional and we have adventurous and experienced, we have patterns for homeware and patterns for garments and accessories. We have patterns from some of the best hand knitting designers, including Stephen West, Ann Kingstone, Marie Wallin, Rachel Coopey, Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Jenny Watson, MillaMia and many many more.
Patterns are put into the category of their brand to make it easier for you to browse. The majority of patterns are only available in books which can work out very economical if you take for example the Bergere de France Creative 13/14 which has 168 patterns in total for just £12! Where as individual patterns start at £2.50 each!
I'm sure you will enjoy browsing the collections but if you can't find what you're looking for, you may find it on Ravelry or I'll be happy to help.
The vast majority of the pattern books are loaded so you can view all the patterns in the book. To do this, simply click the main picture in the book you have selected and a screen should open up in the middle of your screen, clicking the right hand side of this should progress you to the next photo and so on...