Knits Please

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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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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PATTERNS

OH HEY, PENNY!

Let’s get real, the chill is definitely 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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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 thing 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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