I learned to knit at my grandmother knee at the ages of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously, about 11 years ago after a hiatus of about 10 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.

Thanks to the Internet I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash ( both yarn and fibre) bought a wheel and started designing in earnest – not necessarily in that order.

These days I spend my time designing for a range of  independent yarn companies and magazines here in the UK and across the pond in the US, as well as self publishing a number of designs through Ravelry.com under my Ravelry name

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I’ve just bought the good fortune shawl pattern. I’m confused about amounts. I have 300m of shilasdair yarn from a Skye wool dyer (lovely you should google and have a look). Is this enough? I note that you say on ravelry 300m and the pattern says 200g.


  2. Hallo Janine,

    I’m a spinner and knitter from Cologne, Germany and I’ just in holiday on Guernsey in St. Martin with my family.

    Would you enjoy to meet me? I’m still here till the 7th of August, and I brought my spinning wheel.

    Have a nice day

    Yours Martina


  3. I am trying to knit Rapunzel shawl (Mystery KAL in 2018), on row 101 and not sure if I am knitting correctly. Is there a possibility of receiving a picture of the top of the shawl? I love your patterns and knitted the Heidi shawl, but dislike light weight fingering yarn. Thank you.


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