From Dorset with Love (Collection & Giveaway)

Corfe Castle by Clare Devine (modelled by Me!). Image © Kate O'Sullivan 
It's true that life imitates art. A few months ago I headed to what felt like the edge of the world* to visit my friend - blogger, photographer and all-round inspiration, Kate O'Sullivan (aka A Playful Day). Kate was photographing a new knitting collection from her friend Clare Devine, which was designed to celebrate a road-trip they had previously taken together. We had a truly wonderful weekend filled with laughter - and simultaneous tears - great food, new friendships, a bit of wine and chocolate (and multiple 'earworms' courtesy of Ed Sheeran), but I digress. I also got to try out the new collection!

Kimmeridge by Clare Devine. Image © Kate O'Sullivan
From Dorset with Love consists of six beautiful knitting patterns - two pairs of socks, mitts, a hat, a shawl and cardigan. Clare's designs are as comforting to wear as they are to knit - a celebration of the beauty of simplicity - how basic stitches can combine to create the most lovely textured items. (Regular readers will know just how much this appeals to me!) 

Swyres Head by Clare Devine. Image © Kate O'Sullivan
The simple lines of each piece are highlighted by the scrumptious yarns used. Clare chose Eden Cottage Titus DK, Ginger Twist Studio Sheepish Aran, travelknitter Merino DK, Ripples Crafts Doubly Reliable Sock Yarn and Phileas Yarns Wanderlust DK and they combine to make this a cohesive collection of wearable wardrobe staples. 

Lulworth Cove by Clare Devine. Image © Kate O'Sullivan
All six patterns (the four featured here plus two sock patterns) are available individually or as a complete collection on Ravelry and each includes a delightful memory from Clare, relating to the design inspiration. I think you will love to make and wear these designs and am delighted to tell you that Clare has offered the following prizes for a giveaway: 

First prize is an ebook of the ENTIRE collection, plus THREE runners-up will win a single pattern of their choice from Dorset with Love. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post before midday (BST) on 21st June 2017, telling me your favourite pattern from the collection (see them all here) and your Ravelry user name - without this we can't send you the prize, so don't forget. Good luck! 

*It was actually Dorset but, my mum was stalking me on Find Friends and panicked that I'd fallen into the sea, as my location was so remote. 


  1. I love love love Corfe Castle! I love the design, the colours, the model (shameless fluttering of eyelashes!) everything about it! My rav name is 3bagsfullcrochet 😊

  2. So hard to choose, but I really like Swyres Head. Such neat snug-looking mitts :) My ravelry name is mistressmymble x

  3. j'adore Swyres Head gloves ~ I have a beautiful skein of hand dyed wool I bought from a lady at Montbel, France: it would be perfect for me to knit them for myself {for a change!}
    good to see a wrap that is long! nicely modelled Sarah ;-)

    1. oops ravelry handle is chocolategirl64 ;-)

  4. so pretty...can't choose between the corfe castle and the lulworth cove..both are stunning to me i am kepnbnetnbca thx for havinga giveaway

  5. A very generous giveaway from Clare and yourself, thank you. I'm torn between Kimmeridge and Swyres Head - love them both. Ravelry: Loop60

  6. Stunning patterns, it's so difficult to choose, but I love the shape of the Corfe Castle shawl. My ravelry ID is sarahy75

  7. I love Kimmeridge, it looks like the perfect go-to cardigan that would pair with my work and home wardrobe. My ravelry ID is AtalantaNyx.

  8. Lulworth cove looks interesting but not complicated to knit, my kind of hat
    Rav : hazysummers

  9. It's difficult to choose, but I would say my favourite is Swyres Head. Ravelry name: YannickNel

  10. Kimmeridge is my favourite, because I love to knit cardigans, and it's getting really cold here- I need that cardigan! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm otagogrrl on Rav.

  11. That would be otagogirl....

  12. I love Lulworth Cove. I have a thing for knitted hats! And we were there last September during our 3 month stay in the UK! I'm wjcsydney on Ravelry.

  13. Corfe Castle is my top fav then Kimmeridge beautiful patterns.....rav id pinny67

  14. I like Swyres Head. I am blomsterelsker on Ravelry.

  15. Of course my favorite is Corfe Castle, you're wearing it! :) I'm WindyDayze on Ravelry..

  16. My fave is Kimmeridge - the perfect cardigan. Ravelry I'd: Lisej

  17. I love the Corfe Castle shawl. Rav id is Trishrapleygiles.

  18. It has to be Corfe castle for me. Rav ID: Vivieknits


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