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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 the 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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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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PATTERNS

INTRODUCING THE EZRA BLANKET

The EZRA BLANKET was inspired by my friend’s beautiful newborn baby whose name, of course, is Ezra! The idea was to create a small, simple blanket that can be used every day in the car seat or pram to keep baby snug. This blanket is actually knit on the diagonal from corner to corner, which gives such a beautiful finish with the diagonal stripes and feels like it knits up super quickly because of the varied lengths of rows. Once you get the hang of the increase and decrease patterns, it’s  ...

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INTRODUCING THE RILEY CUSHION

My first collection of patterns have really been designed to be super clean and simple knits that everyone can enjoy, and the RILEY CUSHION is one of my favourites. It’s worked in a basic garter stitch, so it’s perfect for beginners, but there are a few things in there to give it a bit more character! I remember when I was first learning to knit, all those years ago with my Nannie by my side, dropping stitches left and right and all I could master was garter stitch. For a long time garter  ...

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