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Independent publishing and knitwear design from Scotland's beautiful West Highland Way


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Yarn-inclusive subscriptions to the West Highland Way club are now full, but those interested in the book / pattern subscription can still join at any time. Our journey starts in January - will you join us?
It’s been a busy weekend: only a few spots remain for the yarn-inclusive subscription to our West Highland Way club. If you are interested in being the first to try our new yarn, now is the time to sign up.
Passenger seat
Our West Highland Way club is now open for subscriptions! Join us on a twelve-week journey along Scotland’s best-loved long-distance walking route, as we explore the landscape through essays, photography, and hand-knit design. Club begins in January, and there are different options including yarn, book, or both. Link in profile above.
Craigallian hat variations.
The Craigallian hat will be the first pattern in my West Highland Way club. Illustrating  the versatility and variety of our new tweed shades, we’ve put together a fun wee video in which you can see the hat’s four seasonal colourways displayed on four very different heids. YouTube link in profile.
For the past few months, we’ve been hard at work planning a new club, book, and pattern collection, which this year takes its inspiration from Scotland’s West Highland Way. Join me on a journey along this beautiful and varied long distance walking route, exploring the landscape through essays and photography, designs and yarn! Subscriptions open on Friday and there’s more info via the link above. Pictured: our camper van at dawn on Rannoch Moor.
Hawthorn. One of my favourite plants at this time of year. Whether covered with  wine-red berries against a clear autumn sky, or festooned with lichen in the depths of winter, hawthorn branches are never quite just “bare.”
late autumn on the west highland way
Milarrochy Tweed is a single ply, woollen-spun, fingering-weight / 4-ply equivalent composed of 70% wool, 30% mohair. The mohair is included for strength (useful in a single-ply yarn), for depth of tweedy colour, and for its lustrous halo, all of which make the yarn ideal for fairisle, and wee 25g balls mean you don’t need to acquire more yarn than you need when knitting with several shades. I specifically designed the 12 shade palette with colourwork in mind, balancing deep, middling, and lighter tones.
Twelve shades of Milarrochy Tweed: Birkin, Smirr, Hirst, Gloamin’, Garth, Buckthorn, Lochan, Campion, Ardlui, Stockiemuir, Horseback Brown, and, in the centre, Bruce! I say more about developing the palette on my blog today.
Sea buckthorn: one of the plants which plays a role in our new Milarrochy Tweed palette. I’ll be revealing the full range of twelve shades later today.