Archive for the ‘knitting’ Category

McCafferty is now available to download on Ravelry. A huge thank you to our fantastic test-knitters! :)



Another new design from Lily. This is Langdale named after the Langdale valley in Cumbria. Langdale is knitted from the top down in one piece. It has seamless set in sleeves and a cute nipped in waistline. Lily isn’t sure if the hem will be staying. There’s still a chance that detail will change. You […]

Pattern: Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos at Never Not Knitting Yarn: Sirdar Baby Bamboo in the Ming colourway. 6 balls. Needles: 3mm and 3.25mm. Modifications: None This was a sample knit for Alana’s trunk show. A quick and very satisfying knit: Lily would definitely recommend this pattern. Be warned though if you use this […]



Named for Gemma who gave me this gorgeous hand spun yarn for my birthday last year, McCafferty is Lily’s second shawl pattern. It was designed whilst we were in Ireland and I finished knitting the sample last week in Silverdale. I have picked up this yarn so many times and just hadn’t been able to […]

So we’re back from Ireland. An absolutely stunning place but oh so very wet and very expensive! I’d love to able to show you photographs of the stunning scenery, but the Irish mist seriously hindered any attempts at anything more than snapshots. We just had a brief 5 days at home before packing the caravan […]

que sera


Pattern:  Que Sera from Kirsten Kapur at Knitty. Yarn:  Araucania Nature Cotton in Aqua. Needles:  4mm and 5mm circulars. Modifications:  Used chunky yarn so reworked figures for a different gauge. Added waist shaping via moss stitch side panels. Knit 3/4 length sleeves. Made 9 buttons holes rather than the stated 5. Started back in May, […]

big smile


And without further ado,  the winner of my Cumbrian goodies competition is…… Comment number 82.  That’s Lisa at Stitching under Oaks. Congratulations Lisa!  I’ll be e-mailing you for postage details soon. I do hope you’ll enjoy this little taste of Cumbria!



Regular readers will know that Woolfest weekend means giveaway time here at Joli House. In the past I have indulged myself picking prizes whilst actually at the festival, but I’m doing things a little differently this year.  We’re trying to keep a vaguely Cumbriam theme to the prize so with this in mind have been picking little bits […]

This is the 2nd pair of French Press slippers that we have made in this yarn.  I knit the first version myself and added ribbons and a button, but  forgot to photograph those before giving them away as a Christmas gift. This is Lily’s version of the pattern.  With a little extra.  If you’d like […]



I’m not sure why I stopped posting WIP photographs but somewhere along the way I just got out of the habit.  Maybe it’s because a lot of my projects are begun falteringly, with even me unsure if I’m truly interested in them.  Started on a whim, with the first yarn that comes to hand, these rarely […]


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