Sunday, 19 May 2013


Do you remember the series of posts I wrote about my design process?

I talked about what inspires me and how my use of imagery starts to inform the piece. Then I looked at how I choose yarn and final design elements which all work together in a final garment.

The piece I was working on during those posts is now finished.


This is Grafyairden. Finding the name for something is always fun and this was no exception. A graveyard (from Old English graf "pit"; yairden "garden, open place") is any place set aside for long-term burial of the dead, with or without monuments such as headstones. I liked the Old English words and meaning so they were put together to give my pattern it's name.

The pattern is now available in my Ravelry Store. I hope you enjoy it.



  1. Your work looks gorgeous...the last photo looks awesome with the light coming through it. I noticed that people on Rav have started queueing it, which is great cos it deserves to be knitted by people x x

  2. You are always so positive about my work. Thank you. It's a deceptive knit. It looks very textured but in actual fact the stitch construction is very straight forward - minimal stitches for maximum impact. I think if you're knitting something of size, finding the rhythm of the pattern early on makes it feel less like a slog so making it easier to memorise helps.

    I'm delighted by the response on Rav. It seems to be a bit of a hit.