Claire Slade


Claire Slade is a knitwear designer and obsessive baker based in the east of England. She loves to design bright, bold and quirky knitwear with an emphasis on color and texture. You can find her on twitter as @verilyknits and she blogs at

Projects by Claire Slade

Ariella Sky Top

Ariella is a cute sleeveless summer top with fun ruffles and an interesting textured pattern. Reminiscent of light chambray clothing you might see in the stores, Ariella is right on trend and ready to be your go-to top this summer.

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Snow Flurry Stocking

Take a traditional knitted Christmas stocking and add a flurry of little dots. This stocking is knit in one piece from the top down with a simple short row heel.

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Sugar Stripes Pillow

Sugar, stripes and everything nice, this pillow is inspired by the pastel shades of French macarons. Wavy stripes add interest to this simple and cozy design.

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Aruba Tee

This design is a simple, lightweight top that can be worn on its own or over a swimsuit for a fun, cute cover up.

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Gossamer Wing Scarf

The Gossamer Wing Scarf is a wonderfully light and airy one-skein pattern that’s perfect for the season. Worked entirely in garter stitch, this simple scarf is a breeze to make — plus, it’s completely reversible.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Knitting in Public

Knitting is a great way of passing the time, and wherever I go, I usually have a small knitting project in my bag, but when venturing out with your knitting there are a few things I recommend considering:

Pack Enough Yarn: It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so if you think you might run

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Stunning Stranded Ornaments

Stunning Stranded Ornaments

These baubles are knit in the round with Scandinavian-inspired stranded colorwork. They are a quick intermediate project and a great way to use up leftover yarn. These ornaments make for ideal tree decorations, or you can knit smaller version to use a present toppers.

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