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Carolyn Top

A light and airy summer top that is stylish to wear but very easy and quick to make.

Wonderful for showing off hand painted and hand dyed yarns as this pattern is specially designed to show off variegated yarns.

Ideal as a first garment for a new crocheter


Alyssium Cardigan

A pretty cardigan, perfect for layering in spring, summer and autumn.
Using simple stitches and a seamless construction, this cardigan is almost as effortless to make as it is to wear.


The Bletchley Collection

All six of the Bletchley inspired patterns plus additional text in a bargain e-book format.



Inspired by the cogs of the Lorenz cipher machine or ‘Tunny’ as it was referred to, this crochet hat has a vintage fair-isle look but only one colour is used at a time.



Inspired by the Bombe machine, used in the decryption process at Bletchley, the circle motif represents the drums on the machine. Worked in the round and grafted together to give a fully reversible cowl.



As soon as I saw the early computer Colossus I knew it would inspire a piece of knitwear. The cables weave in and out connecting all the valves and switches that need to be set to crack the codes. The cables in this tank top are a little more orderly. With beautiful patterned waist shaping and classic lines this is perfect for capturing the glamour of the Wrens who worked the machine.


Hut 8

I was astounded to learn that more than 130 female civilians worked in secret at Bletchley, filing, punching holes and carrying out routine tasks. Without their administrative help the code cracking wouldn’t have happened. This everyday classic cardigan is a tribute to these ladies. With simple shaping, patterning and construction this cardigan is the ideal first top down garment pattern – as easy to make as it is to wear.




This lace slouch beanie hides a secret…worked into the pretty lace pattern is an original cipher code, ‘Baudot’ from Bletchley Park. It reads, ‘knit, tink, knit, tink’. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the knitting and not have to do too much of the tinking!