I have @purlandjane instragram now! Please follow if you haven’t already! RG @purlandjane: Last day of my summer #sale! We’ve got 10% off EVERYTHING! Which means #Mirasol yarns are 30% off!! #purlandjane #regramapp

I have @purlandjane instragram now! Please follow if you haven’t already! RG @purlandjane: Last day of my summer #sale! We’ve got 10% off EVERYTHING! Which means #Mirasol yarns are 30% off!! #purlandjane #regramapp

Yipee! My latest book, Mirasol Book 28 is now back from the printers and with my US and Canadian distributors. I’ve not seen it yet myself, even though I have looked over the patterns and proofs 101 million times, it’s always exciting seeing it in ‘real-life’
The Asikita yarn is beautiful to knit with. It is different from other Spring Summer yarns in Mirasol, as it is a chainette (like Ushya). This seems to mean, for me anyway, that it holds the stitch patterns perfectly.
We went to Spain to photograph the book, as you can’t really get a summer feel in the UK in the snow! It was a very quick trip, we went out one day, stayed over and flew back the next day. I have a brilliant photographer, make up artist and model, so we can work together really well and really quickly which is what is needed sometimes! 
I love what I do, it is so exciting producing simple, easy to knit garments. When I design I always think of the knitter’s enjoyment. I like the knitting to be fun. I like the knitting to be simple. This isn’t always simple to design, but it is exciting to finally get the right design for the yarn. I feel it is important to match a yarn with a stitch pattern.
I hope you enjoy looking at the Asikita designs!

Yipee! My latest book, Mirasol Book 28 is now back from the printers and with my US and Canadian distributors. I’ve not seen it yet myself, even though I have looked over the patterns and proofs 101 million times, it’s always exciting seeing it in ‘real-life’

The Asikita yarn is beautiful to knit with. It is different from other Spring Summer yarns in Mirasol, as it is a chainette (like Ushya). This seems to mean, for me anyway, that it holds the stitch patterns perfectly.

We went to Spain to photograph the book, as you can’t really get a summer feel in the UK in the snow! It was a very quick trip, we went out one day, stayed over and flew back the next day. I have a brilliant photographer, make up artist and model, so we can work together really well and really quickly which is what is needed sometimes! 

I love what I do, it is so exciting producing simple, easy to knit garments. When I design I always think of the knitter’s enjoyment. I like the knitting to be fun. I like the knitting to be simple. This isn’t always simple to design, but it is exciting to finally get the right design for the yarn. I feel it is important to match a yarn with a stitch pattern.

I hope you enjoy looking at the Asikita designs!