So if you would like to visit the stand you can find me in Hall A, stand number A130
*** ETA: DUE TO A CONSTRUCTION ERROR ON SITE MY STAND WAS BUILT OVER A METRE TOO SMALL. THE STAFF ON SITE WERE GREAT AND SORTED OUT A SOLUTION MOVING US TO A DIFFERENT STAND. SO YOU CAN NOW FIND ME STILL IN HALL A BUT ON STAND NUMBER A104.
THIS IS JUST TO THE LEFT AFTER COMING THROUGH THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO HALL A. ***
I've got a number of fabulous new kits and designs available for the first time, including:
Blodini - an extremely snug yet elegant tubular stranded knit cowl in Excelana DK. This design was originally released in Dreaming of Shetland by Deborah Robson.
Marit - Scandinavian style mittens based on a traditional Norwegian mitten pattern knitted in Excelana 4 ply
Day at the Races - Vintage Fair Isle beret available only as a kit and knitted using 5 shades of Fenella - more about this design very soon!
and very exciting indeed is the exclusive release at the show of two new designs from the "Knits for a Cold Climate" collection, with a design each from my marvellous co-designers, Tess Young and Karina Westermann.
Tess Young's exquisite design uses innovative techniques and clever use of structure to create Alconleigh, a fabulous slouchy hat and gauntlet set knitted in three shades of Fenella.
Karina's playful and stylish set features a gorgeous stranded knit beret with felted pom pom. Teamed with this is the choice of a triangular neckerchief, scarflette or shawl in a co-ordinating stripe pattern, also with optional felted pom poms. Again knitted in Fenella, this pattern provides so many options - particularly useful for Christmas present knitting. Intriguingly entitled Noblesse Oblige.
You'll hear more about both of these designs when they are 'formally' released when I get back from Harrogate, but in the meantime the only place you can buy either of these patterns is from my stand.
I'm also very excited that due to popular demand, Diamonds are Forever will be available as a single pattern for the first time - and is now knitted in Excelana 4ply. Modelled here by the lovely Anna, who agreed to model for me only a few days ago and did a fantastic job on a very chilly day. Thank you Anna.
Kits for the very popular Nancy and Wartime Farm patterns will also be available on the stand along with much, much more.
Phew! Listing them like that it sounds like a lot of new stuff! So don't forget, Hall A, stand A130.
If you've not yet purchased your tickets for the show, the organisers are offering a discount of £2 on every ticket purchased, if you enter the code EX14 at the checkout. Alternatively you can call 0844 848 0155 and quote the same code.
I hope to see some of you there!
All images copyright Susan Crawford