Welcome to Louise Tilbrook Designs.
Here you will find information on my current patterns as well as those in progress and information on ongoing events and knit-a-longs.
I love to design socks with an emphasis on stylish, unisex textures and fun, easy-to-remember patterns. Many of my designs are offered in both toe-up and cuff down formats - perfect if you would like to try your hand at an alternative type of construction.
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015
The Drift Collection
I have news of
another pattern release this week, and it is all the more exciting for being
under wraps for so long.
I was approached by
Victoria of Eden Cottage yarns to work with her and a number of very talented
designers on a new collaborative collection featuring her amazingly smooshy
Whitfell alpaca dk yarn.
by kind permission of Victoria Magnus
The Drift collection
was published at the weekend and it has been wonderfully well received. The
photography and styling is beautiful and Victoria does a wonderful job of
modelling many of the pieces.
She has put together
a look book which you can see here and all the patterns are available on
Ravelry, either individually or as an e-book. As if that weren't enough
pre-orders are also being taken for the printed version too which comes with a
dinky download code to pop the patterns into your Ravelry library.
I was really pleased
to work such a talented bunch of people and the whole collection is really well worth a look.
Drift Collection ebook on Ravelry
The alpaca yarn was
wonderful to work with and one thing that struck me whilst swatching with it is
it's versatility. The Hardcastle Mitts were worked at a fairly firm gauge on 3mm
needles to give a harder wearing fabric, but it was equally at home worked on 4mm
or 5mm needles for a more lofty fabric. As you would expect from Victoria there
are some amazing shades to choose from and to tempt you.
Do leave a comment below and let me know what you think - I'd love to hear what you are planning to make.