Sara Thornett

Knitwear Consultant and Designer



Workshop: Bead Knitting

This workshop looks into how beads can be added to your knitting and how they can be used to give various effects. Beads can add sparkle to knitted fabric, and usually contrast well with the […]

Aug, 25 · in Workshops

Workshop: Beaded Crochet

With the collaboration between Rowan and Swarovski, the interest into working with beads has increased. This workshop looks at how to work beads into your crochet and is for those looking for further ways to […]

May, 10 · in Workshops

Workshop: Knitting with Texture

The last couple of seasons have shown a huge increase into textured knitting and this workshop aims to show and inspire you into creating this kind of knitted fabric successfully and with enjoyment. Creating texture […]

Jan, 12

Easy Chunky Eyelet Snood

Easy Chunky Eyelet Snood Knitted in Rowan Cocoon, shown in Clay #825 This easy eyelet snood is chunky and cosy, perfect for the cold days of Winter.  It is easy and enjoyable to work with […]

Jan, 07

Snuggly Lacy Snood

  Snuggly Lacy Snood Knitted in Rowan Fine Art Aran, shown in Fandango #550 A warm and cosy snood made in a lovely and soft Aran weight yarn with subtle colour changes – what’s not […]

Nov, 03

Workshop: Professional Finishing Techniques (Short Course)

How a garment is put together can make a huge difference to the overall finished look of it. Just because your garment is hand-made, it doesn’t mean that is how it has to look! This […]

Oct, 29

Workshop: Christmas Knitting Projects

The festive season is the perfect time to make handmade gifts or decorations. This workshop offers inspiration and ideas for both. The quick projects featured use a wide range of yarns and techniques and are […]

Oct, 22
  • Mixed Brioche Handwarmer 5 October 2018

    This hand warmer is great for those that want to explore a few brioche stitches. They are worked in the round so that there is no sewing up or bulky seam. The fabric gives a warm, cosy feel - perfect for those colder days. This is a good pattern for those that are just beginning their brioche exploration.

  • Snuggly Cabled Scarf 10 October 2017

    A Snuggly Cabled Scarf to keep the cold away during the winter - long enough to wrap around twice. Interesting cable pattern keeps the scarf enjoyable and quick to make.

  • Easy Chunky Eyelet Snood 5 January 2016

    This easy eyelet snood is chunky and cosy, perfect for the cold days of Winter. It is easy and enjoyable to work with it’s simple rhythm that results in an attractive fabric. The stitch is great for those beginning to experiment with lace stitches, as it’s easy to get to grips with and grows quickly too. Yet, it’s not too simple that it would prove boring for those that have knitted for a long time. I am an experienced knitter and this is one of my favourite stitch patters. It is worked in the round so that there is no sewing up at the end, just the ends of the yarn to sew in, and it can be made bigger or smaller in height by working more or less repeats of the pattern, depending on the knitter’s preference.