August 2009: Late Summer 2009

We’ve added a new pattern to our collection by Lynn Gray Ross for you to knit and practise colour & design.

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Sideways Cardigan is available for £2.99 and you can order directly from us using the simple PayPal procedure.

The pattern is based on the Arran Measurement System which you can download free.

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The barbecue summer we were promised by the weather forecasters has not materialised, more like wet, wet, wet..with intermittent glorious sunshine.

The garden has suffered, but the irises have been inspirational including this bronze specimen which appeared among the variegated purple and white.

We’ve largely ignored the rain and been kept busy developing content for the website, especially our new venture

Knitting in the School Curriculum

We have two new patterns available with notes for using them in classroom work.

Which is number one granddaughter’s birthday present by request.

The response we’ve had from teachers to the original offer of our curriculum guide KNITTING IN THE SCOTTISH CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE has been fantastic, with teachers from all over the world adapting the guide to meet their own particular needs.



Simon Ross-Gill is travelling in Latin America at the moment and has sent an article Textiles of the Andes about his time in Cusco with knitters, weavers and a dyer. He managed to purchase some cochineal so there will be red yarn in production again around here in the near future.

The Blue and Whistlebinkies Too

Click on the photos along the right side of the page to purchase Lynn’s patterns in our Traditional Collection. including the Blue Bunnits which Lynn has written more about in Knitting, Folk Music & Fair Trade.


Lynn Gray Ross takes you on a summer walk to King’s Caves and Drumadoon in My Arran.

We hope you find inspiration from our pages and will pass the message on to your friends that they can subscribe too.

As always we look forward to hearing from you.

The Arran Knitting Company