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November Knitting Update

Phew! Seriously, how is it December already? I feel like a bit of a broken record, exclaiming once again how fast the months are going by, but I always find myself somewhat surprised when the calendar flips over and we’re back to the first once more. November, like most months, was a good knitting month. For the majority, I focused on one main project, but the end of the month brought with it the desire to cast on something new, and I certainly obliged, having recently acquired some  ...

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STORIES

The Flock Party with Love Knitting

This one is something a little different coming from me today. Last week I had the pleasure to attend The Flock Christmas Party in London, and I wanted to share the experience with you. The Flock are Love Knitting‘s pattern designers and ambassadors, and we were invited to join the Love Knitting team for an evening of socialising, crafts and fizz! As a sole attendee, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived, but I was immediately greeted with the warmest welcome and  ...

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PROJECTS

San Agústin Facecloth by Chain Twenty

Merel at Chain Twenty was one of the first people I followed on Instagram back when I started Knits Please last year. I was immediately in love with her beautiful, minimalist aesthetic, and I always loved to see what she was working on. I’ve definitely been inspired by more than one of her projects, and when she started to design her own knitting pattern, I just knew that I’d want to make it. The San Agústin facecloth is a classic design. It’s modern and simple enough for  ...

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KNITTING UPDATES

October Knitting Update

October has been a really fun month for knitting, and, in fact, for life in general. I’ve had a few projects on the needles this month, and I’m excited to share my progress with you. I started the month with only one project on my needles, and that was my Patons Odpins Dolman Sweater. I knit this from a mystery yarn my Mum had gifted for me, bought from a charity shop with no label, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s gorgeously fluffy and cloudy in  ...

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PROJECTS

Patons Odpins Dolman Sweater in Mystery Yarn

This knitting pattern will always have a special place in my heart. It’s one that’s been in my stash for many years, thoroughly loved but untouched, until now. I first came across this pattern over a decade ago, when my lovely late Nannie, my knitting inspiration, offered to make it for me. I clearly remember that I wore it to school one own clothes day, with a vintage pleated skirt and strings of beads, all in varying shades of brown. The fact that that lovingly-made jumper was  ...

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PROJECTS

Diana Headband by Kari-Helene Rane

I have to be honest and say that this post has been a long time coming, but you’ve got to agree that it’s better late than never! If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you might have seen that I took my first ever foray into cables back in August. Cables are something that I had wanted to try for a really long time, having requested, and gratefully received, some cable needles last Christmas. Like quite a lot of new skills in knitting, though, they seemed  ...

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