How to be a Great Test Knitter

How to be a Great Test Knitter

A good test knitter is like star dust. They are precious and any designer would be silly to let them go. They are difficult to find. Rare like a white peacock and something that I, as a designer, value immensely. However, being apart of this rare breed is not difficult if you just listen to what the designer needs and completes the task accordingly.

Ten Health Benefits of Knitting

Ten Health Benefits of Knitting

Learning to knit can be difficult. You need to train your hands to do the most simplest of knitting skills and in the beginning it can feel like you will never be able to manage it. But once you master it, after lots of practise, there is more to knitting than clothing yourself and your…

Top 30 Baby Names of 2018 (September issue)

Top 30 Baby Names of 2018 (September issue)

Back in May we talked about the top 30 baby names of 2018 so far. Well, since then, the list has shuffled a little and new ones have been added. Let’s have a look at how the list fairs now. 30. Grace (new in)- Girls name. The meaning of the name Grace isΒ Charm. Grace is…

End of Summer Treat

End of Summer Treat

Happy Tuesday everyone! So we are coming to the end of summer, at least here in the UK anyway, and I have been frantically trying to update all my summery patterns before September brings the beautiful Autumn. Yesterday I finally released the last warm weather garment pattern in my catalogue, Effervescence. I love this top.…

Catch Up!

Catch Up!

I have missed a few weeks of blogging over the last month because I made a huge decision in my vision for RowRow and Kades and where I wanted it to go. Originally I had intended it to just be baby knits for you to order from me but I kept looking at all my…

5,4,3,2,1, Things: RowRow and Kades

5,4,3,2,1, Things: RowRow and Kades

Some of you may know that I have been running a monthly guest blog for a serious of posts titled “5,4,3,2,1, Things”. I did it for a few reasons. One was to get an insight on other small businesses and learn about how they started and what makes them tick. Another was because blogging is…

Taking Flight Cardigan

Taking Flight Cardigan

Some of you may already know that along with knitting items for others, I also design patterns for knitters to knit. I have worked with some best selling UK magazines over the years but the main one I work for is Let’s Knit! Magazine. It’s only since having Rowan that I haven’t had regular designs…

5 Beautiful Tops to Knit for Your Summer Wardrobe

5 Beautiful Tops to Knit for Your Summer Wardrobe

A lot of people think that knitting is a winter hobby. When you think of knitting you think of woolly hats and scarves or mittens and gloves to shield you from the cold. But knitting can be just as wonderful for summer outfits too. Here is my run down of 5 favourite tops to knit…

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Most people know that sleep deprivation has an unfavourable effect on our mood. Long periods with little or no sleep will also effect our well being and general state of mind. Healthy sleep habits, often referred to as having good sleep hygiene, can make a big difference in your quality of life. However, if you…

Carolina Headband and Westlake Summer Hat

Carolina Headband and Westlake Summer Hat

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on my summer lines. It’s hard to have a woolly shop at theis time of year because no-one is looking for warm hats and cardigans. People want shorts and t-shirts and the likes, so I needed to rethink my summer stock. No idea why, but in my…