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Free Chrismouse Pattern: Toerag the Tube Mouse from Stitch London

Posted by on 24 Dec, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Behind the Handmade, Book Stuff, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, Mice, My Knits, Stitch London | 2 comments

Free Chrismouse Pattern: Toerag the Tube Mouse from Stitch London

I’ve teamed up with the fantabulous folks at Craft to release one of the patterns from the shiny Stitch London book into the wild.

You’ll have to keep quiet or I’m not sure he’ll come out. Ready? Shhhh. Meet Toerag the Tube Mouse…

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Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Posted by on 16 Dec, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 0 comments

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Slake Moths, from China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, feed on people’s dreams, they excrete nightmare-making invisible poo, and they leave their victims behind as drooling hunks of human vegetable.

So what would make a more perfect tribute to Mr Mieville’s monsters than to immortalise them in lovely squishy yarn, I ask you?

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Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Posted by on 27 Sep, 2011 in Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting Patterns, London | 2 comments

Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Cor blimey, guvnor! Would you Adam and Eve it! I’ve only gone and written my first ever knitting pattern book and it’s packed to the rafters with loads of bloomin’ luvly London! Ahem… Beginnings: a Pigeon lands Stitch London the book fluttered into my brain like a manky one-legged Trafalgar Square pigeon when I first found my stitching stride as a London city knitter. It pecked at the juicy bits of purly pattern ideas, it made ‘CooOOoooOoo! CoooOOooOoOoo! noises...

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Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm

Posted by on 9 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm

To celebrate the release of my two ever-so-shiny book I’m releasing this free Blinkin’ Bookworm pattern into the wild just for you.

Knit him up and leave him somewhere bookish, whether its on your own bookshelf, munching through manuscripts at your local library or nibbling novels at your favourite book shop.

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Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern

Posted by on 30 Jun, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern

The life of a Manic Mars Martian is exhausting. They spend their days crazily rushing about making Mars Marmalade from mysterious Mars Mandarins for their tea and zipping behind rocks to hide from the prying eyes of nosy human telescopes spying for signs of life on Mars. The Martians are quite happy being left to glug down their Marmalade Tea is peace, thank you very much! On a special expedition these Mars Martians dropped into London’s Science Museum to visit Stitch London’s Stitched Science...

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Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse

Posted by on 27 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 10 comments

Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn! Me hearties! The notorious Captain Cat-Battler is a veteran of cat vs mouse conflict. Since the dawn of time, rodents and their feline foe have pitted their wits against one another. Captain Cat-Battler is a handmade hero of mousekind, keeping the cats of the world on their furry toes with his cunning and his defiant squeak. Captain Cat-Battler was designed specially for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and their new Cat Knit project. The Battersea Home is one of my favourite...

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