view from the sofa

Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat 2014 || my life in knitwear

Popping in with a quick update as I am resting ‘the knee’ following a small operation at the weekend. I had an Arthroscopy to sort a few ongoing problems with my right knee and just in case anyone was in any doubt about which knee is the ‘right’ one, the surgeon comes and draws on you…… 

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trienne

Trienne by Rachel Atkinson, photograph by Juju Vail || my life in knitwear

I am so excited to finally be able to share my first published crochet pattern with you… This is Trienne, a cosy crocheted wrap made in Fyberspates Cumulus (told you I had a thing going on with it!) and the pattern has just been published in the latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly magazine. Trienne is constructed from… 

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in preparation for stir-up sunday

Steeped fruit for Creole Cake || my life in knitwear

It’s six weeks to Christmas and whilst Stir-up Sunday isn’t until 23rd November I was keen to get ahead of myself this year and ensure all the fruit is ready to bake on the day. I love Christmas Cake. I love making them them, eating them, and gifting them so usually bake half a dozen or… 

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hawick

Hawick cowl by Rachel Atkinson || my life in knitwear

I’m so pleased I can finally introduce Hawick, my new pattern for Loop, London. Hawick (pronounced ‘Hoyk’) is knit in three bespoke colours of Orkney Angora St Magnus DK for Loop. I wanted to use the colours together in a pattern that would appeal to both adventurous beginners and advanced knitters by covering the ‘interesting yet easy’… 

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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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