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Purls before Wine Sept/Oct 2018


purls before wine

Colourway Newsletter Sept/Oct 2018


       click on subjects in red or pictures                                              


Aut/Win 2018    Book Reviews   

Rowan CAL      Lisa Richardson October Crochet-Along

Free Pattern     SASHA by Marie Wallin

Showtime         Catwalk trends Autumn Winter 2018/19    

Design 101       First Steps in Design - Goth Sweater

Tricks of           Intarsia

the Trade

Resources      Follow up on this weeks themes   

Archive           Purls before Wine June 2018

                        Purls before Wine July/August 2018 











ROWAN 40th Anniversary Collection

A gorgeous hardback collection of 40 designs by the world's leading knitwear fashion designers of the last four decades. Hardback. The perfect gift for any knitting nut.

      click on Rowan 40 cover for all 3 book reviews 










 Pale by Kim Hargreaves

A delicious collection of 21 designs in the ethereal shades of a Swedish winter. Suitable for knitters of all abilities this is another title for all avid collectors of Kim's modern classic designs  with their understated details and contemporary twists. All in luxurious Rowan yarns.









Easy Aran Knits by Martin Storey

Two of Martin's most recent books have been all about learning cable and Aran knitting techniques. Now we have a collection of simply shaped garments for men and women, plus some accessories, which give the perfect projects for using those skills to boost confidence with all the compliments you are bound to receive. 








A stunning scarf/stole by Lisa Richardson looks complex and very much in tune with the plaids and tweeds so prominent on the autumn/winter fashionista play-list.

Actually based on simple techniques to create a high-end look, the pattern will be released in increments throughout October, and the two colourways will be available as a pack of yarns.  

 (click on picture for links to details of schedule,               yarns required, and yarn project packs) 






                                                 FREE PATTERN No 3                                         

SASHA by Marie Wallin in Rowan Big Wool

Click on the pattern image for more information and a link directly to Knitrowan's download page (you will need to sign in to download).




 Knitwear Trends for this Autumn/Winter Season

 click on the picture to find out more about the latest trends in knitwear and crochet 

             DESIGN 101                                                            Tricks of the Trade 

Project 1 - Goth Inspired Sweater                                            How to do - Intarsia

                                                                                                                                  click on picture below











click on picture above to link to design 101 section                                                                                                                         

Resource List

               Online resources for yarn crafts and needlework

      click on the picture to access this month's list of useful web resources



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