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PATTERNS

OH HEY, PENNY!

Let’s get real, the chill is definitelyย starting to hit now, and there’s nothing better than wrapping up warm and facing the bite in the air head first. And what better way to do that than with the cosiest, handmade hat?   I recently received a commission from a good friend of mine, and it was exciting for a number of reasons. One, it was my first commission, and how awesome is that? Two, I got to experiment and develop my first ever hat pattern. And three, fluffy pom poms!  ...

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INSTAGRAM

THE BEST OF #SOCKTOBER

I love a good community activity, and #socktober is just that. Knitters all over the world spend the month of October knitting socks. It feels like the perfect thingย to be doing when the weather is starting to turn. You’re preparing for cooler days, and what’s better than a pair of lovingly knitted socks to keep your toes toasty warm? You can knit them for yourself (like I did!) or for friends and family, or maybe get a head start on the festive season by rustling up a pair as a  ...

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GIVE BACK WITH A HAT

Isn’t it the best thing, when the chill is in the air and you wrap up warm, pulling your hat down over your ears to keep out the cold? When the evenings are darker and you can spend your nights in, cosy under a blanket with a hot chocolate in hand? I love the transition into Autumn, and then deep into Winter. I love the cosiness, I love the layers, I love the thick jumpers and the warm coats. But this year, this time of year is bittersweet. I am enjoying all of these seasonal things,  ...

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STORIES

MY KNITTING HISTORY

I found myself a little stunned the other day when I realised that I’ve been knitting for almost twenty years. Considering I’m only 26, I feel like that’s quite an achievement, and it kind of reiterates to me why knitting is such an important part of my life. Of course, there were periods in that time when I didn’t knit, when things like exams, boys and planning for theย future got in the way, but I would always come back to it. Granted, I wasn’t very good for a  ...

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FEATURED, INSTAGRAM

5 Instagrammers To Follow for Beautiful, Minimalist Knits

Instagram is pretty much my favourite place on the internet. I’m sure I spend too much time there, but that’s because it’s my safe space where I can get away from all the stuff going on in ‘real-life’, so I don’t really care. I’ve been lucky enough to start to discover the most amazing community of knitters on Instagram, and I know I’ve just scratched the surface. I wanted to take a minute to give a shoutout to a few of the Instagrammers I  ...

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KNIT AID

So today I want to tell you guys about Knit Aid, the most awesome initiative to help people like us (lovers of all things knit) to help people in need. Knit Aid was set up by my super lovely friend Shahnaz in response to the current refugee crisis. Seeing thousands of vulnerable people stranded across Europe and beyond, Shahnaz was desperate to do something to help, so did what came most naturally – started knitting! From there a seed began to grow. If Shahnaz could spend a little  ...

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