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KNITTING AND MINIMALISM

I’m not sure that I would yet call myself a minimalist, but I am most definitely inspired by minimalism as a concept. My journey with minimalism started in my wardrobe, as I expect lots do. I experienced all of the “I have so many things and yet nothing to wear” debacles for a number of years, often clearing out some items (mostly fast-fashion that was no longer ‘cool’), and thinking I’d done a good job, only to find myself right back where I started not  ...

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KNITTING UPDATES

July Knitting Update

Phew, is it seriously August already? I honestly don’t know where the time’s gone this month, but I definitely feel like I’ve been productive! If you follow me over on Instagram, you might have noticed that I’ve not been as active as I often am, but I’ve definitely been putting the work in offline. I’m still deep into my yarn de-stash, and that’s been my number one priority this past month. I’m so determined to get through it all, so that I  ...

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July Pattern Wishlist

As you guys might know by now, I’m on a mission to work through my current yarn stash. I’ve got a few odd balls left over from larger projects, and a couple of random acquisitions that I’ve been sitting on for quite some time. I’ve definitely been one for an impulse yarn purchase or two, and I’ve come to learn that it’s not the best way to go about things! There’s not much better than the arrival of some new yarn with the postman, I think we can all  ...

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FRIDAY FAVES

FRIDAY FAVES #1

I’m super excited to be starting a new feature on the KNITS PLEASE blog today! Like most knitters, I expect, I’m always so blown away by the amazing talent, passion and community of our fellow knitters (and other yarn wizards) on Instagram. I’ve definitely found it to be a hub of inspiration and connection, and it’s something that I really value. I’ve found patterns I want to make, yarns I love and people I’ve become friends with, all in that little space  ...

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JUNE KNITTING UPDATE

Can you believe that it’s almost the end of June, because I really can’t?! It feels like it was only last week that I was marvelling at the 31st of May and feeling equally joyful and uneasy about the impending hot weather. But alas, those weeks have, in fact, gone by and when I think of it, I’ve actually done quite a lot with them… I bookmarked some time one afternoon to take a thorough look through my knitting stitch directory. It’s something I’ve  ...

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PROJECTS

Another Halter Vest in Cotton Denim DK

Once I’d finished this halterneck vest a few weeks ago, I was really excited to still have a whole ball of Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK left over. It was pretty much an immediate decision to make another vest – there’s only so much knitwear you can wear when it’s 30C outside, so I wanted to keep to the theme of Summer. After seeing more and more of the lovely Janine’s designs, and discovering Plexida on Etsy, I was inspired to try a simple v-neck shaping. To  ...

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