Free pattern: Little Knitted Polar Pug

Free pattern: Little Knitted Polar Pug

The Little Knitted Polar Pug is a woolly companion to accompany you through the snow-covered tale of Pugs of the Frozen North by Sarah McIntyre and Phillip Reeve (released into the chilly wilds this September). Knit your pug and hug it tight to protect it from the blizzards while you excitedly wait for the book! […]

Knit a Beard for Comic Relief

Knit a Beard for Comic Relief

Three patterns for my Comic Relief Woolly Whiskers for the Big Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine, a very special edition of the lovely Mollie Makes, released on January 29th 2015.

Free pattern: Feisty Fluttering Heart

Free pattern: Feisty Fluttering Heart

Feel like giving the gift of fluffy but feisty love? The Feisty Fluttering Heart was conjured to celebrate love and courage in all it’s forms whatever the time of year

Free pattern: Squishy Santa Claus Christmas Decoration

Free pattern: Squishy Santa Claus Christmas Decoration

Ho ho handmade! A Squishy Santa Christmas Decoration is just the right size to hang from your tree and welcome in the festive season with a wave of your woolly needles.

Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund

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.

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

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.

Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

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 […]

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

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.

Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

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!

Whole lotta mouse-making going on

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…