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Hardybarn Designs


Jo Shaw of Hardybarn Designs has a Level 3 City and Guilds in Hand Knit Textiles and works at A Good Yarn, Cleethorpes, as well as tutoring at knitting workshops. Textiles are in Jo’s genes. Many generations of Jo’s family have been in England’s textile trade, including Jo’s father, who was a successful Nottingham lace designer. Patterns are beautiful colorwork and textures. They are available through links to Ravelry, Payhip, LoveCrafts and Etsy, marked with R, P, L and E buttons. A couple of decor patterns are clearly marked as going to Ravelry.

Sample Pattern Gallery

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Below are photos of a few representative patterns (with direct links to pattern pages) to give you a sense of the designer's work.
  • Pillow built in textured stripes and natural colors.
    Field and Lea*
  • Lacy socks.
    A Thousand Forests*
  • Small colorwork shawl with a tea rose motif in one of the v-shaped stripes.
    Gentle Blooms*
  • Lacy shawl blocked into points.

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