Welcome to Ruth Hawkin Limited.
I am Ruth, a designer living and working in beautiful Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
My main focus is on knitting, creating contemporary designs using traditional techniques. I love designing with colour and you will find that many of my designs feature stranded colour-work heavily inspired by Fair Isle and Scandinavian knitting traditions.
I design and publish my own patterns as well as designing and knitting for others, most recently Knit Now magazine. I am happy to discuss bespoke design work and also offer pattern testing and ‘knitting up’ services. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.
As well as knitting I love to spin and as I develop my spinning I am finding myself increasingly drawn to exploring and working with different ‘single origin’ fibres, particularly British sheep breeds.
Outside of work I am a busy wife, and mother to two small children. Free time is often spent sailing our beloved Drascombe dinghy or working on the renovation project that is our c.1910 house!
On this site you will find blog posts telling you all my news, photos of examples of my work and links to allow you to purchase items currently for sale. Make yourself at home and do feel free to contact me if you wish to find out more.