About Us

Welcome to SipKnitYarn. Here you will find plenty of patterns and ideas all about rug-making. If you are stuck in a rut with your knitting, let my patterns lead you to new creative adventures. Treat your family and friends with hand crafted rugs - the results of your passionate knitting.

From the age of nine I have always been a creative knitter. First were interesting creations for dolls. This gave way to practical items for family members. Now free from needs based articles, I am able to give free rein to my imagination and so fashion gorgeous original rugs that I would like to share with you.

In 2013 I joined The NSW Knitters Guild. Their enthusiasm and camaraderie inspired me to create A Block per Month Rug for the group. The Epping Textured Sampler Knee-rug  is the result. My husband Jeffrey (always known as Ferg) and I began selling  products via the CraftAlive craft shows in NSW and Victoria, Australia. We needed more products so our brother-in-law George was drafted into the business, making beautifully detailed, practical Rotating Yarn Butlers. With the advent of this SipKnitYarn website, you too can share my patterns and start on your own rug-making journey assisted by a Rotating Yarn Butler to keep your yarn under control.

The infinite spectrum of wool colours, from delicate to bold, is my palette. Stitch pattern books are tools to be used as the genesis of new compositions. I have been through periods of mixing and matching stitches, working twists and cables and getting lost in the spidery tracery of lace knitting.

Ferg nurtures my talents and is pivotal to the production of the books and to this website. His skill with the camera and aesthetic framing of all pictures enhances the practical lay-out of all the rug patterns. He is also chief sounding board for all of my endeavours and proof reader for all the books.

I would like to share my Knitting Family with you - Knitting Daughters, Knitting Granddaughters and Ferg with Grandson (recipients of rugs). I love spreading my rugs around with family, friends and charities.

Join or start a knitting group and you too will enjoy Sipping, Knitting, and Yarning. Be inspired to become the fairy godmother who bestows on family and friends gorgeous rugs, knitted with love.

Happy Knitting,


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