What's New at Knitonthenet?
Since our relaunch at the end of April, we have been steadily adding more patterns and articles to the knitonthenet site. Here are just a few of our favourites.
We're pleased to say that the ever-popular summer top, Tropicana by Susan Crawford is back on the site.
This sleeveless ladies tanktop features pear and trellis lace and a ribbon tie detail. Available in 4 sizes, the front and back are knitted exactly the same and the shaping all happens with a ribbon tie.
We have a lovely new free pattern from Sandra Polley, Bertie our British breeds bear. You can also read our review of Sandra’s latest book, Sandra Polley’s Knitted Toys as well as taking advantage of our book offer.
What is your background?
Like almost every knitter I know, I have no formal design training. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was a little girl and I made my first dollies cardigan when I was about 8 years old from an oddment of yarn from her 'scrap bag'.

Why toys and teddies?
Well mainly I like the idea of creating a new life, a little character...

The Giles Bag by Susan Crawford is so useful. It is inspired by the master of super sized cables, Giles Deacon. The pattern uses 3 strands of Rowan Little Big Wool to create a fabric with individual stitches of half an inch in height, so not surprisingly this bag knits up incredibly quickly.
Susan Crawford's Lost in Music Coverup is back! A versatile shrug, worked flat, this cover-up is a surprisingly quick knit. It measures approx. 153cm (60 inches), not including cuffs and would make a useful addition to your summer wardrobe. Extremely adaptable, this one size pattern fits a wide range of sizes. Would work well with most 4 ply yarns and makes a great stash buster project.
If you've been inspired by our recent blog post about the Festival of Britain, Festivals and Flags you might like to knit Helene Magnusson's amazing Flag Cardigan, seen left.
It's an extremely versatile long sleeved cardigan, knitted entirely without seaming. Taking as inspiration the British and French flags, this charted design is worked in Icelandic intarsia in garter stitch.
Festivals and Flags post from the knitonthenet blog.
Last Sunday saw the very first Vintage festival at Farnham Maltings.

My chap, Giles and I donned our most comfortable vintage-looking clothes and went on our way. We didn’t go that far back, perhaps to the 60s or 70s. We definitely felt ‘the part’ while we were there and that was what mattered. We had a splendid morning and came back with some wonderful bookish finds from the festival....

Of course, we still have all of our Arbour House Publishing books available to buy and pre-order on the knitonthenet shop and those of you who have pre-ordered A Stitch in Time volume 2 should have received your pdf copy of The Jan Sweater by now. A preview pattern from the book, Jan is knitted with Susan's vintage-inspired yarn range, Excelana in the colourway Powdered Egg. 
We will be continuing to update the site and shop with new patterns, and also in order to get our whole ‘back catalogue’ online once again, and as you've signed up to the knitonthenet newsletter, you will find out automatically when your favourites are back up.
We do hope that you're enjoying the new-look knitonthenet and do get in touch with us via the contact form if you have any queries.
with best wishes from
Susan, Gavin and Ingrid
the knitonthenet team
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