Sara Thornett

Knitwear Consultant and Designer



Workshop: Professional finishing techniques

On Saturday 28th September I am leading a workshop to provide you with all the necessary skills needed to give your hand knitted projects a professional finish. Techniques covered will include picking up stitches for necks […]

Sep, 07 · in Workshops

Workshop: Knitting with colour

On Saturday, 10 August, 2013 from 10:00 – 16:00 I’ll be running a workshop to help youlearn how to produce knitted Fairisles and block colour (intarsia) patterns, read charts and weave in ends. Contact the […]

Sep, 07 · in Workshops

Coffee Cosy

I was in need of giving a little gift to my Mum and wanted to surprise her. There’s never anything to get her that quite fits the bill and so I resort to making things […]

Aug, 20

Warm Hug Tea Cosy

Knitted with Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky, this tea cosy requires just 2 x 100g balls of wool. More information available from Ravelry.   The full pattern is available from Tea Cozies, originally published in 2007 […]

Aug, 20

British Bamboo Dress

British Bamboo Dress Shown in: Bamboo Silver #637 Also available from Be Sweet Yarns. Pattern from Ravelry for $5           Materials: • 8 balls of Be Sweet Bamboo (115 yds/50 g, […]

Aug, 04
  • 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.