erika knight for john lewis

Erika Knight yarn for John Lewis || my life in knitwear

Erika Knight has been at the forefront of British knitting for many years now, publishing numerous books before launching her homegrown British yarn line in 2011. Erika’s clean, modern, no-nonsense approach to both knitting and crochet, honed in her trend consultancy work, have inspired many new and seasoned crafters alike – indeed, it was from… 

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monday round-up

Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork book || my life in knitwear

It’s the Monday after the Monday before and I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by and read my post on charity knitting. Thank you also for tweeting, retweeting and linking to it from your own blogs, and for all the thoughtful and constructive comments you left. I’ve had the most incredible response… 

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the knitters will do it

It’s very rare I’m anything other than positive on my blog about the world of knitting, crochet and crafting in general. It has profoundly affected my life, changing my career path and enabling me to meet some of the most inspiring people from every corner of the globe. In fact, today’s post was a lovely review… 

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the year in books: october

Seamus Heany || my life in knitwear

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been making the most of what London has to offer. There’s so much to see and do in this incredible city; music, art, dance, poetry, all just a bus ride away. A visit to the Southbank Centre, and my first time inside the Royal Festival Hall for an… 

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frogging

Yarn love || my life in knitwear

Yesterday morning I spent a few very satisfactory hours rip rip ripping out old and unfinished sock projects – it was wonderful! I’ve reclaimed three circular needles, three project bags, three skeins of yarn and cleared the decks for some serious autumn knitting. I’ve spent months deliberating what to do with this odd sock, after… 

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ally pally survival guide

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It’s that time of year again! Ally Pally is looming on the horizon and knitters, crocheters and stitchers everywhere are in training for the annual trek up the hill to Alexandra Palace and the London Knitting & Stitching Show which this year runs from Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th October.Like so many others, I have a love/hate relationship with Ally… 

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scarves and cowls

Scarves and Cowls by Fiona Goble || my life in knitwear

Well Autumn has officially arrived and knitters minds automatically turn to cosy knits for working on and wearing through the chillier months – bliss! What better project than a scarf or cowl to welcome in the new season and Fiona Goble has covered both bases in her fab new book simply titled, Scarves and Cowls. I’ve featured Fiona’s work… 

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