Knits Please

PROJECTS

KNITS FOR LITTLES

Lately I’ve definitely been more of a selfish knitter. I’ve really been focusing on knitting what I love, and filling all of the gaps in my wardrobe with handmade goodies that I just can’t get enough of wearing. For me, that can only be a good thing, but there are a couple of really exciting projects that have marked a new experience for me as a knitter over the past few of months. As soon as we found out there was a little one joining our family (not mine!), my first  ...

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PROJECTS

LIVING IN MY OVERSIZED LOOSE KNIT JUMPER

I’m actually feeling kind of grateful for the gloomier weather we’ve been having here in the UK. While we may be firmly into Spring, I’m appreciating the time that these cooler temperatures are allowing me to spend with my latest knits. I was a little delayed in really getting going with jumper knitting over the Autumn and Winter. A major wardrobe overhaul early this year finally made it clear to me which gaps I should be knitting to fill, and I’m doing my best to  ...

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PROJECTS

MY DREAM RIBBED JUMPER AND HOW IT WENT WRONG

Sometimes I get a vision in my head of something that I want to create. It might be inspired by an item I’ve seen, or it might be the solution to a need I have. My first course of action tends to be scrolling for hours through patterns on Ravelry and LoveKnitting, but often I can’t find anything to fit my, usually rather specific, brief. One such time was when I set my sights on a cropped, ribbed, roll-neck jumper that was nothing more than a figment of my imagination.  ...

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PROJECTS

HANNAH FETTIG’S AUTUMNAL CARDIGAN

While we may have officially made it to Spring, I’ve only just finished my Autumnal Cardigan from Hannah Fettig, of Knitbot. I spent a long time looking for a pattern that would fulfil my needs; to use up my stash of black DK yarn, and provide me with some warm sleeves for layering while the weather’s still cool, and this fit the brief perfectly. I think I can be pretty fussy when it comes to knitting patterns. I’ve got a strong sense of my personal style, and more often  ...

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STORIES

KNITTING FOR THE LOVE OF IT

I started KNITS PLEASE with the dream of making a life out of knitting. My first vision was of some kind of knitting cafe, where people could gather with good drink, good yarn and a lot of space for creativity. Then I wanted to share my love of knitting with others, and encourage them to take up the hobby, too, by creating tutorials and knitting patterns of my own design. And after that I wanted to curate my own product line and spend my days knitting away and shipping my handmade goodies  ...

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FEATURED, INSTAGRAM, PROJECTS

THE BEST OF 2016

So 2016 has been a pretty awesome year for me. After all, it was the year that started Knits Please and, hopefully, a new path for my future. I’ve really found my stride with my knitting, I’m definitely establishing my personality more in what I make and I’m so, so excited to continue to share that with the world! Knits Please only started in September, and I can’t believe how much has happened since then! I’ve reached over 500 followers on Instagram, created  ...

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