Bergere de France review

Bergere de France offer some stunning Parisienne designs to take your knitting to another level. Their winter magazine has a wonderful modern take on a Fair Isle design jumper and any of their previous magazines can be back ordered.

Bergere de France 2013/2014 collection

Bergere de France 2013/2014 collection

Patterns from Bergere de France can be purchased singly or as compilations in their seasonal magazines which offer great value for money.

There is something for everybody, from beginner to experienced knitter and all patterns denote the level of skill required.

Send for their catalogue and you receive comprehensive detail of their latest patterns along with small samples of the yarns attached to the relevant pages, which make a huge difference when trying to choose yarn type and colour.

The Bergere de France brochure also contains details of all the other items available via their website; knitting needles, needle sets, embroidery kits and haberdashery.


More Information Visit the Bergere de France website

Busy Bee Basics

Busy Bee Bascis specialise in patterns for knitting machines, with a range of books, CD’s and charts.

There are 83 pattern books containing over 300 exclusive designs.

Busy Bee Basics imageThe two latest publications show how to make a textured scarf (book 205) and Making cushion covers (book 206)

The quick and easy cushion covers cushion covers in Book 206 can be made on any machine with any yarn and any stitch pattern.

Each made from just one piece of fabric – what could be easier? Guides are given for making a ribbed cushion with a nautical colour theme and a summer meadow cushion and, of course, fair isle and textured patterns can all be used.

Another option is to use the textured designs from Book 205, Making A Textured Scarf, for a modern look. More experienced knitters can easily add trims and fastenings to complete their own designs.

These cushion covers are not just for the living room – use them for dining chair pads, workroom chair or wheelchair cushion covers, too.

Visit the Busy Bee Basics website for more information.

Jo’s Designs

Jo Newton has been designing motif patterns for machine knitting for many years, specialising in realistic animal portraits and authentic sporting pictures.

Jo's Designs screen imageA regular contributor to ‘Machine Knitting Monthly‘ Magazine,  with the ‘Picture Parade’ series and also to the ‘Country Knitting of Maine News & Views’ magazine in the USA.

In her books and design sheets all electronic patterns are printed to size for transfer to Mylar sheets and easy stitch count format for entry to machines.

All machine Knitting books are available on disk for Brother FB100 and DesignaKnit and any individual patterns can be put on Disk.

Pattern graphs can also be sent as E-mail attachments using PDF or DesignaKnit format and CD-ROM Disks are available.

PayPal makes payment simple and easy  particularly for international transactions.

Jo loves to design commissions (from £10.00.)   Dogs and all animals being a specialty, also sporting pictures & Logos, usually working from photos.

Lastly, if you are not a practising machine knitter, Jo will gladly design and knit the jumper of your dreams for you.

To find out more visit Jo’s Designs website.