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Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund

Posted by on 18 Nov, 2012 in Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits, The Killing Handbook, Tutorials and How Tos | 2 comments

Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund

Little Knitted Sarah Lund, is a handknitted version of the hardworking, jumper-wearing, tenacious detective lady from stabby Danish TV drama The Killing (Forbrydelsen for those who speak Danish out there). She’s made from yarn but that doesn’t mean she’s soft and squishy, oh no. She’ll unravel the mystery of the murder even if it means no sleep for a week and wearing ‘that jumper’ the whole time, and she won’t move to Sweden until she does.

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Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

Posted by on 26 Sep, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Charity knits, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 0 comments

Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

This autumn I’ve teamed up with the folks at St Mungo’s, a charity ‘opening doors for the homeless’, to champion their Woolly Hat Day and rally the knitting masses to use your purly powers to make a difference in the lives of people who need your help to find a home.

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Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

Posted by on 5 Mar, 2012 in Animals, Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Charity knits, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits | 13 comments

Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

I heart hounds. I really do. Snoopy is my Yoda, Hong Kong Phooey is my Mr Miyagi, and when I was little I wanted to grow up to be The Littlest Hobo. So when Battersea Dogs & Cats Home got in touch to ask me to create another free knitting pattern for them, this time for their canine chums, I was tail-waggingly thrilled to do it. For those of you who have been stalking me for a while, you’ll know I created the scurvy Captain Cat-Battler  for the home last year. The results were...

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VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

Posted by on 19 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Competitions, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns | 10 comments

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

When I cast on a scarf in eye-gouging neon yarn at 6.10 on live BBC Breakfast TV I had absolutely no idea that those few garish stitches would be the start of a knitting revolution. But it seems the Scarf of Doom has become a symbol for Knitters’ Freedom.

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Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

Posted by on 3 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 2 comments

Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

A free knitting pattern for a squishy stitched handmade heart for Valentine’s Day, plus terrible renditions of classic love songs and some awfully dreamy knitted Gods in the nip. Awwwwwwwwww yeah!

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Whole lotta mouse-making going on

Posted by on 2 Jan, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Behind the Handmade, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Mice, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Whole lotta mouse-making going on

Just when you think there couldn’t possibly be more mice to knit they keep multiplying. A family of six mice can turn into about 60 mice within 6 months, and it seems my mouse patterns are just the same. Here’s a peek at more of my mouse patterns…

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