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Win a Cove Hat

28/11/2011 13:53

Cove hatI have a feature in my local newspapers ‘The Berwickshire News’ and ‘The Berwick Advertiser’ this week and I have set a competition to win one of my ‘Cove’ hats valued at £60. To win the hat the readers have to visit the website and look at this blog and work out the following anagram:

TANKTENUC

The clue is that it is the name of one of my designs. Once you have it worked out email your answer and your name and address to natter@jostorie.com where it will be put with the other correct answers and the winner will be drawn at random and announced in the newspapers the following week. The Competition closes on Monday, 5th December at 5pm. Unfortunately, this competition is only open to those within the Berwickshire and Northumberland area (the catchment for the Newspaper).

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Cove yarnFollowing the runaway success of the pattern in PDF form we’ve decided to go into mini production of the finished hat.

 

The photograph from the pattern of Sarah wearing the hat seems to have gone viral and has popped up all over the place and so many people contacted us asking us whether we sold the actual hat that it got us thinking - well why not?

 

It will be hand knitted in Scotland, from British sheep breeds and so it is 100% wool as recommended on the pattern. We will be offering the colour and yarn as seen in the pattern, a natural undyed grey Suffolk and as I blog the delivery of the yarn arrived. (see photo).

 

We are really lucky to work with some wonderful talented hand knitters, scattered around Scotland. They are all currently working on a sample hat which I will approve before they embark on this mini order.

 

We will retail Cove on our website for as long as stocks last. However, we will only be making a very limited number. You can reserve yours very soon by visiting the shop on the website where we will have more information about availability and pricing. There is a product page for Cove Hat where you can register to be notified when the hat is available for order.

 

So whether you are a knitter who hasn’t got the time to knit it yourself or someone who just can’t knit then you can still have Cove and pretend that you did it yourself!  We won’t tell.........................

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Last day of summer

06/09/2011 17:03

Aspen cardigan31st August 2011 - Found myself in Edinburgh for my wedding anniversary and just had to do a bit of window shopping. First stop was Harvey Nichols to check out what designers are up to. Stores switched from summer to Autumn in early July so all the Fall collections were in.

 

This really is my favourite time of the year when I get to see how all the designers have interpreted the trends of the season.

 

Cove hatThere were lots of oversized beanies and super chunky cable knits, lots of cape like silhouettes and plenty of snoods. It’s always a wee bit of a relief to see my designs are on trend and are in keeping with what’s on sale.

 

The price tags make me shudder though and it’s here that I realize that making it for yourself really does pay off.

 

Knitting your own designer cardigan or hat really is cheaper than buying it and you don’t need to worry about bumping into someone wearing the same design especially if you customize it.

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Royal Highland Show

13/07/2011 11:48

Royal highland show logoWe were lucky enough to have some of our designs shown on the catwalk at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh on 23-26th June 2011. The designs  ‘Aspen’, ‘Alaska’,’ Cove’, ‘Madison’, ‘Bramble’ and ‘Savannah’ were all featured.  

 

Bramble, Alaska and Aspen are now available to purchase as a hand knit pattern in downloadable form from the online shop.

 

You can see the new designs and the ones currently available in the Gallery. The others will feature as part of the Modern Heritage II collection available in the Autumn.

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