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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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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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