Sighthound Charity Snood


Dizzy Lily: A Snood For a Hound 
knitting pattern is available from
Here on Erssie Knits or Ravelry 
All pattern proceeds go 
to Galgos del Sol

You can also apply for a free licence
to make your own snoods for fundraising: 


Hidden Pages

skeinspotting: a world of erssie knits


One of my fave TV shows


Fargo series 1 is one of my fave TV series of last 2 yrs. This is one of a new breed of TV series where experienced film directors (Coen Bros, Wachowski Siblings, M Night Shyamalan,) spend a lavish movie budget on the small screen medium and attract movie actors. This one is like a cross between Twin Peaks and Northern Exposure with the Coen's quirky characters/style like their Blood Simple and Burn After Reading movies. It's available on Netflix if you didn't catch it on Channel 4 or 4od.  There is a Series 2, also worth a watch


Special Offers

I will be allowing free downloads of patterns on a regular basis. 

Feb 1st and 2nd 2016

Buy 1 pattern, get 1 pattern Free. You will need to put 2 patterns in your basket in the Ravelry store and at checkout  you will have the cheapest pattern totally discounted.

January Charity Donations 
In January 2016, for every single Erssie Knits pattern purchased, I will forward all revenue (after PayPal/Ravelry deductions) to greyhound, galgo and lurcher rescue charities.



Yuletide Offerings 

To celebrate the Yuletide 2015, from 21st December at 0:00 hrs until 22nd December 2015 GMT, customers will be able to download one free pattern per person from the patterns I am selling in the Erssie Knits Ravelry Shop.

Please note that the offer of a free pattern only applies to my self published designs. That means some patterns published exclusively in books and magazines are not available elsewhere. However, that still leaves around 140 patterns to choose from. If you can't pick just one, you may ask a friend to download another for you. The offer of a free pattern applies to charity patterns but it would be nice if you could still donate money or knitted items to the charities I support.

You could grab yourself a Peruvian Little Ravens Earflap Hat Pattern.


Unexpected popularity


                                        The original from the 60 Quick Baby Knits book

When the Vogue team first asked me to design this for one of their baby knits publications they asked me to make it in pale grey with a dark grey contrasting edge. This will never catch on, I thought, they are not baby shades. But it has been surprisingly popular and knitters have had the imagination to customise in gorgeous brights with embellishment and embroidery.

The marled handspun style yarns versions above were featured in Ravelry's Community Eye Candy on their blog. I might just use my own wordless blog posts in the same way to show my favourite versions knitters have made from my patterns. I could call it 'erssie on the eye'.




Spring has sprung. It is beautifully green and the hounds have taken to sunbathing. Here are some erssie patterns that incorporate floral themes.