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Jen Arnall-Culliford
Frome, Somerset
Geek for all things, but particularly knitting
Interests: Knitting, sewing, spinning, gardening, cooking, singing
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Hiya! Just a short reminder to update your bookmarks, and feed readers with our new website address: We're sharing news over there about our new book project, so head over to our new site and join the conversation! Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Our new website is live at! If you subscribe to our blog via Bloglovin, or the Feedblitz email update service you will be transferred automatically over to our new site. For other blog reader services, you will need to update to the new address. Many, many thanks for all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Afternoon all! This is just a short post to let you know that Jim and I are working hard behind the scenes to polish up the last few parts of our new website. We will make an announcement here when we are open for business - all things being equal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Thank you so much for your comment Gale! I am a massive fan of your work. :) I'm knitting as fast as I can to finish off a few... The WW hat is all done, and I'm ploughing through the Baa-ble mittens too. No doubt some new pattern will fall in my inbox shortly and need to be cast on, so perhaps we'll stay even. :D
I am so, so sorry. My most heartfelt of humble apologies. When we first met, I was a beginner knitter, and I had no idea how difficult my chosen project was. I wanted to make Martin Storey's Allotment Bag (that's the Ravelry page, and there's no photo and no projects...),... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Thanks Ruth! I started on the crochet bunny the day before yesterday as well. It seems there's no stopping me at the moment. I really ought to finish something though... :D Good luck with your pile!
Thanks Mim. :) Pinglewin is WONDERFUL! Although I do have to knit round and round on 12 sts for 70 rounds which will try my patience somewhat. The finished result should be worth it!
Thank you Lottie! Your poncho sounds good - perfect for the cold snap we're having at the moment. :) I'm definitely planning to knock some of these WIPs off over the next few weeks!
Thanks heybrownberry! I quite like cataloguing them, and then ticking them off as I finish them. I seem to go in waves. At the end of the summer I reached the point where the Golden Wheat was the only project remaining on my needles, and it really felt odd. :)
Thanks Maggie! We're really enjoying our Ravelry group too. :)
Ahem. There seems to have been something of a proliferation of projects on the go at Arnall-Culliford Towers. It has nothing at all to do with the season. No, nothing at all. Without further preamble, here's the first out of the massive bag of half-done-stuff: A Theme and Variation Hap... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Hurrah! We will look forward to hearing how you get on with them. :)
Many thanks Hawthorn! The skirt is from Deadly is the Female in Frome:
Thank you Gretchen! :)
I just couldn't stop thinking about those tucks. The delight of them flowing from ribbing to tuck! The satisfaction of the stitches working in just the right ways. And then it occurred to me that they could work from ribbing to stocking stitch... Or indeed from stocking stitch to ribbing...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Thank you Pamela! There is an exactly matching method called the tubular cast off, or tubular bind off. Again, there are many methods available, but here's an example of a tutorial from Ysolda's blog: I do hope that's helpful! Jen
Thanks Kathy! We aim to be of assistance. :)
Thanks Mim! Congratulations on your nephew too. :)
I absolutely love to learn new techniques. I'm a sucker for a nifty way to make things, and I love to finesse my knitting. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to look at a new pattern and realise that it includes a heap of things you've not done before, so we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Thank you Renee! I shall take my camera to the Cheese Show next weekend... :) I visited the west coast of the USA twenty years ago and really, really enjoyed it. I'd love to come back one day.
I am fortunate to live in a town that I really love. Frome is a place where people have creative ideas, and then they get up and do something about it. There's always something going on, from the Frome Comic Con, to the Half Marathon, people have ideas and run... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
It feels like a long time since I last updated what I've been making, but I've been busily working away, and the pile of WIPs has diminished significantly. So without further ado, here they are: My Islay cardigan (pattern by Gudrun Johnston) is complete! I'm really thrilled with how it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Sorry Meryl! I only just spotted your comment. You need to email with your email address, order number and ravelry username (if you have one). They will be able to get you all fixed up. :)
Much of June was taken up with promotion work, but there have still been a few patterns that have crossed our desks and been published. Summer is most definitely shawl season, and Bristol Ivy's eye-catching Rillmark stands out from the crowd. It takes its name from the marks left in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
To complement the pleats tutorial from last week, here is a how to video on working tucks in your knitting. If you've ever wondered what the difference is between pleats and tucks, this will explain all (or is it just me that thinks about these things?). I adore the generous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear