Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

Join me, steampunk scribbler extraordinaire Gail Carriger, Plarchie the squid, Cooey the Pigeon (armed with her very own tiny and lethal parasol) for an evening of steampunky book signing and giant squid.

Handmade Little My needs a home

Handmade Little My needs a home

Little My is a feisty thing and possibly my favourite character from Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories. She knows what she likes, she’s not afraid to say what she thinks and, best of all, deep down she has a squidgy heart of gold.

She appeared on my needles one night and now you can win her.

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 […]

Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Once upon a time there was a blue-haired knitter who was asked to go on BBC News to talk about knitting. EEK! A story of bright yarn, snarky beasts and happiness.

Free Chrismouse Pattern: Toerag the Tube Mouse from Stitch London

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…

Whodunnknit Goodies at Duckie Christmas Market

Whodunnknit Goodies at Duckie Christmas Market

Fancy getting your paws on some exclusive Whodunnknit stuff? Want to wear your crafty love with pride? Feel the overwhelming need to adorn your walls with fabulous prints of Knit the City’s woolly adventures in sneaky stitching?

For six days Whodunnknit’s shop will live! LIVE I TELL YOU! MWA HA HA HAAAAAAA!

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

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?

Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

It was only a matter of time before it happened: China Miéville, world famous fantasy fiction writer with a soft spot for giant squid, and Plarchie, the most infamous crafty Kraken ever knitted, in the same place at the same time. What manner of madness will be unleashed when these two steampunk giants collide?

Introducing Little knitted Nel (and how you can win her!)

Introducing Little knitted Nel (and how you can win her!)

I don’t make comics but I love them. In fact I love them so much that I share a studio with three fabulous comic creators (one of whom is my lovely boyfriend). So when all three of them took part in creating one of the most fabulous graphic novels the world has ever laid eyeballs […]

Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Sometimes you have to make a stand. Even when you’re less than 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. Maybe especially when you’re 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. You may only be one teeny tiny squeak but maybe if you squeak up when things are unjust then someone will hear you and stand with you. […]