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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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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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The Brioche Bomber (and fingergate)

Sometimes things take longer than you expect them to, and sometimes life just tells you to STOP EVERYTHING (like… right this second… put down the knitting needles and stop playing with the yarn) and rest for a while. If you’ve been following along with The Great Finger Injury on Instagram, you’ll know that life made me stop knitting, writing, typing or climbing for almost two weeks in October, and it was hard. Very hard.During this time, I was halfway through a whole pile of projects (including a gorgeous chunky cardigan in a collaboration with Cygnet Yarns – you might remember The Mossy pattern that I made using Mythically Chunky in August), and I couldn’t do anything. I desperately needed to...

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The Mossy

As a yarn-obsessed knitophile, I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting yarns to try. I’m also trawling through Instagram, Pinterest, magazines and blogs for inspiration, and I have a whole lot of exciting things to share with you in the coming months!One of my favourite discoveries is London-based @sincerelylouise, who makes THE cutest, quirkiest faux-taxidermy knit sculptures (if you haven’t checked her out, please do!) She launched a beautiful collaboration with Cygnet Yarns last year – a range of stunning shades in a super chunky, 100% acrylic-but-you-wouldn’t-know-it yarn called Mythically Chunky. Both Seriously Chunky and Mythically Chunky come in a range of gorgeous colours, and I took the plunge and bought the yarn. As soon as I had...

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