Thursday, 8 January 2015


My Cublington Tunic and Cowl are published in issue 43 of Knit Now magazine today (8th January), and to celebrate I've got a giveaway for you lovely knitters. You could win enough Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran to knit the tunic and/or the cowl for yourself - 12 balls in the colour shown in the photos, worth over £60.

© Dan Walmsley for 
Practical Publishing

Ok, a bit of an admission - when Kate the editor of Knit Now asked how much yarn I would need, I overestimated ... slightly. The lovely people at Designer Yarns said I could add the extra yarn to my stash. Normally I'm happy to 'improve' my stash, obviously, but I thought it only fair that I should pass it on - to you.
© Dan Walmsley for
Practical Publishing

The tunic is shaped at the sides and armholes, and has a low round neck, making it ideal to wear over a thinner jumper or long-sleeved dress. It is worked in stocking stitch and rib with a cable panel up the centre front. The coordinating cowl is separate so you can take it off indoors, and it's long enough to wrap twice round your neck when you venture out into the cold.

In case you are wondering, Cublington is the name of a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book, but then, for reasons unknown, moved from its original site to the current location some time in the Middle Ages. Evidence of the first village including the remains of a small castle and the original church can still be seen. Visit the Cublington website here to discover more about the "village that moved."

Ok, so what do you have to do to win the yarn? All I ask is that you leave a comment about Cublington (the tunic, the cowl or the "village that moved") on this blog before the 5th February when the next issue of Knit Now is published. I'll draw one comment out of a (hand knitted) hat over the weekend of the 7th/8th of February, publish the name of the winner and contact you for your address. Royal Mail will do the rest!

So, add your comment here, and good luck!

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