Quiet designs for reflective makers
The research blog contains reflections on current reading and writing about creativity, wellbeing, textiles, digital spaces, archival work and the affective properties of Scottish yarn.

You will also find links to guest blog posts and academic publications in journals or book chapters. If you cannot access these please contact me and I will see what I can do.

I started designing shawls during my PhD, which researched the connections between crochet, knit, wellbeing and digital spaces.

When I was travelling, not sleeping or should have been reading/writing, I formed lots of patterns shapes and stitches. Once my PhD was complete I decided to launch Knitrospective. Links in this section of the site will take you to Payhip to download or purchase patterns.

Knitrospective designs - for charity
These are designs which raise awareness for a number of charities. Over 2020, these will include Refuge, Mermaids UK and The Scottish Book Trust. These are either free and ask you to consider making a donation or cost just £2.00 (before Payhip fees) and all the money I receive will go directly to the charity. I will post Payhip income and charity donation screenshots on Instagram @knitrospective.

Knitrospective designs - paid patterns
These are designs which include the developing collection of accessories called Women in the Stacks, inspired by important women librarians and the architecture of iconic libraries.

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