Author: RainbowKnits

Rainbow Knits is the electronic baby of The Grumpy Old Trout, who blogs on She is a 40 year old Glaswegian, recently given up full-time work to look after her 3 mini Troutlets, aged 5, 3 and 1. Obsessed with knitting for the past 36 years, Grumpy Old Trout specialises in Shetland lace and Aran, but just can’t resist simple designs in heart-singingly bright colours, hence the birth of Rainbow Knits

2016 Knitting and Crochet Classes

I’m very excited about running an extensive programme of knitting and crochet classes, for all levels and abilities, from the wonderful new therapy centre in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire: Your Best Foot Foward. It’s airy, light, comfortable and welcoming, so the perfect venue for my relaxed classes. You’ll see that the schedule of knitting and crochet classes […]

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Free Pattern – Recorder Cover Case

My eldest daughter is learning how to play the recorder. Even when she remembers to put it away in its case, she’s forever losing it. Or leaving it on windowsills and dropping it on the floor (ouch!) What’s a mother to do?! Get practical, and crochet her a cover for the recorder that protects it, […]

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Rainbow Sock Pattern

My 3 year old is going through a fussy phase – she hates wearing socks. Well, I hate her little legs getting cold in this chilly autumnal weather, so a solution had to be found! Luckily, she asked me to knit her some rainbow socks “with lots of pink”. She stroked my stash of Biggan […]

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