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I Like Knitting and I Like Crochet

The title says it all: I like knitting and I like crochet! Earlier this year, I worked on two patterns for the summer issues of these mags, and was lucky enough to work on three warm and cosy designs for their October issue!   I Like Knitting and I Like Crochet are digital magazines that release six times a year, filled with exciting collections of exclusive patterns. Fully tested and tech edited, they release briefs to inspire designers and then work closely with the designer on the process.   The Poplar Cardi It’s not secret that I hate seaming things. Most of my patterns are worked seamlessly in the round, with only some underarm grafting or a shoulder to sew...

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There’s no denying that I love a chunky knit, and when I connected recently with Selena at Sweater Sisters Designs*, I was super excited that she let me take the reigns on our collaboration. Sweater Sisters carefully curates yarn from luxury fibre companies, and comissions designers to create a knitting kit “to ensure your knitting experience will bring visual and tactile pleasure from cast on to bind off.” I dedginess the Bobble Tea Sweater using Arcadia Bulky from Wayfaring Yarns, in four luscious shades - Shoujiji Sakura, a blossom-shade of pink; Rockaway Beach, a sandy neutral; Sanibel Island, a soft dove grey; and Apex, inspired by Living Coral, the Pantone colour of the year 2019. The pattern is pitched at intermediate knitters, with a semi-seamless...

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The Snoody

You guys... another free chunky knitting pattern! The lovely team at Cygnet Yarns asked to work with me on another cute pattern for you guys, and I’m so excited to share it with you!The inspiration behind this was a wearable snood – part Katniss Everdeen, part Kangaroo pouch, 100% cosy. I worked with Katie, the Director and Co-Founder of Cygnet Yarns (who has an enviable family history in the yarn trade!!) to create this for you, using their incredible Seriously Chunky yarn in Light Grey. Light Grey is probably one of my favourite colours from the range, and even sold out instantly when I showed at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace last month, so this was the...

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