Canny Lass is from the local dialect of Newcastle and the North East, and there is no bigger compliment than to be told you are a Canny Lass – bright, intelligent, pretty, hard working and witty. We designed our latest series of patterns to sum up everything this means to us, we wanted to create a range of designs that were easy to knit, practical, modern with a nod to a vintage style, and fun and easy to wear.
The flagship pattern in the collection is our Canny Lass Shawl which was designed for us by Karie Westermann. Canny Lass is a semi-circular shawl worked from the top down with small lace bands and a wide applied edge. It is the special touch of luxury to wrap yourself in at the end of a long working day and an heirloom piece to treasure.
Room to Breathe uses our Cheviot Marsh DK to create a slouchy, comfy boyfriend jersey with a casual relaxed fit. By changing the colours you can create a strong dramatic look or a subtle change in gradient depending on your style.
Land Girl is a relaxed cropped jersey with a deep roll neck and dropped shoulders knitted in Cheviot Marsh Aran. Loose and slouchy, warm and comfy it will take you everywhere.
The Fernietickles Hat and Mitts are named after the Northumbrian word for freckles! The slip stitch pattern creates an enchanting design and a double layer of warmth to keep you snug and cosy as you wander the moors, or run for the train on your daily commute.
Hedgerow Harvest’s colour work border is inspired by the diversity of wildlife on the farm. Designed in Cheviot Marsh DK with icord bind off at the arms and neckline this simple layering piece will take you from winter to summer with ease.
Bubble is a fun loving jersey knitted from Cheviot Marsh 4ply, that fits neatly to your waist with eyelet lace sleeves. The stocking stitch body and deep ribbed hem is complimented by a wide open neckline. The lace “bubble” sleeves make this a fun and unusual jersey to knit and to wear.
Last but not least our Over the Hills hat is a slip stitch pattern that is striped and easy to knit creating a double layer of warmth to keep you snug and cosy, with a deep ribbed hem to stop your hat blowing away and a pompom too, for fun!
The Canny Lass collection – practical, hard working, fun and pretty.