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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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Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Posted by on 17 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Fantabulous Crafty People, London, Video | 44 comments

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.

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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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Whodunnknit Goodies at Duckie Christmas Market

Posted by on 17 Dec, 2011 in Book Stuff, Events, London, Whodunnknit For Sale | 6 comments

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!

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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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Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

Posted by on 7 Dec, 2011 in Events, Knit the City, Knitting, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 1 comment

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?

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