Summer Sweater Knitalong – Offer Code!

The 2013 Summer Sweater Knit Along hosted by Shannon of luvinthemommyhood started yesterday! Shannon’s plan is to encourage us all to keep knitting through the summer months and then your sweater is ready to wear in plenty of time for winter. Brilliant! No more finishing up your cosy jumpers in April and having to waitContinue reading “Summer Sweater Knitalong – Offer Code!”

‘Louise’ Cardigan by Deb Hoss

I finished this cardigan back in January but partly due to the miserable extended Winter, I only got around to taking the photos recently. My mum was behind the camera on this occasion, and the lovely backdrop is the weathered wood of her studio. The pattern is ‘Louise’ by Deb Hoss and is knitted in LangContinue reading “‘Louise’ Cardigan by Deb Hoss”

Luggala Design Process

Way back in November 2012, I was privileged to be included in the Twist Collective Winter 2012 issue. My design was ‘Luggala’, a long-line jumper / sweater / pullover with a lacy cowl neck and kangaroo pocket. A few years ago when I was keen to start knitting again, but tired of unflattering, outdated patterns,Continue reading “Luggala Design Process”

New Pattern! ‘Maturin’ Sweater

I’ve just released a new pattern – ‘Maturin‘ – a slim-fitting, raglan sleeved, crew necked jumper / sweater for men. (Although I think it would look pretty good on women too – must try it on and take some pics!) Knit in double knitting weight yarn and in the round from the bottom up toContinue reading “New Pattern! ‘Maturin’ Sweater”

New Pattern! Trigonal Mittens and Hat

Just before Christmas, I managed to sneak out my first self-published patterns – Trigonal Hat and Mittens. Available separately or together as an e-book at a small discount. The samples are knit in Holst Garn Supersoft 100% uld but any fingering weight yarn will work. In fact, they would work well as stash-busting projects forContinue reading “New Pattern! Trigonal Mittens and Hat”

Coming soon…

Coming soon…, a photo by knitahedron on Flickr. © Áine Ryan and, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Áine Ryan and withContinue reading “Coming soon…”

‘Luggala’ published in Twist Collective Winter 2012

Five months ago (almost to the day) I nervously posted my Luggala sample sweater off to Twist HQ in the US. This morning, at 4:30am, my obsessive visiting of their site over the past week finally revealed the published garment! I’m delighted with how photographer Jane Heller and everyone at Twist have presented my design.Continue reading “‘Luggala’ published in Twist Collective Winter 2012”

Twist Collective Winter 2012

The Winter 2012 issue of the ever beautiful Twist Collective is due to be published very soon. The list of designers is now up on Ravelry and I am so excited to be included! My jumper will appear alongside designs by some of the serious heavyweights of the knitting world. Stay tuned for more details! © ÁineContinue reading “Twist Collective Winter 2012”