unleash the power of inspiration...

                                         unleash the power of inspiration...


​My design ideas always take twists and turns in many directions, and sometimes they intersect. Welcome to the junction of Adelaide and Spadina!

You can find the pattern here

You can find the Yarn is here

Yarn & Colourway: Indigodragonfly DK Matter; 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 280 yards / 256 m per 100g / 3½ oz skein. 
M/C; Oooo…Shiny…
Colour A; You Punched the Highlights Out of Her Hair
Colour B; Daleks Don’t Give Out Pink Slips

Choosing colours: 

This scene in The Danish Girl made me gasp. I found a screen shot of it and made note to use it for a colour story then I found myself in Stockholm a few weeks later where I snapped this photo & the idea was sealed.

The combo is bang on trend for FW '16 but what colours will you choose for your Adelaide & Spadina?

Look for your own inspiration source for your combo. I love brightly coloured street art walls (had you guessed?) I'd love to hear where you find the inspiration for your choices- so please drop me a line or post on this Ravelry Forum page.


                                                                     Here's a black & white shot to help you visualize. 

This asymmetric striped V- neck cardigan features a dropped stitch & embroidery detail on the Right Front, Back & Left Sleeve. Each piece is worked in a different stripe sequence to make it fun to knit.

My love for asymmetry design is a road I have been down many times. The non-identical sleeves are a nod to Camper shoes “Twins” collection where each shoe in a pair is slightly different to its partner.

Experimenting with new ideas makes me curious about what is ‘round the next corner. So the “embroidery” technique used here is a new variation of an idea I have been developing for a while - knitters who have tried it say that it’s simple to work. The pattern includes a photo tutorial to make it super easy. I love the way that when placed in colour block stripes it adds texture along with the simple stripes.

The colour story comes from a different street - a wonderful scene in the movie “The Danish Girl”, where the chalky ochre of the buildings became a stunning backdrop for Lilli’s lace collared deep blue dress.

Take a trip to Adelaide and Spadina, where ideas meet and the fun begins!