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Bobble Tea Sweater: KNIT SAFARI X SWEATER SISTERS

There’s no denying that I love a chunky knit, and when I connected recently with Selena at Sweater Sisters Designs*, I was super excited that she let me take the reigns on our collaboration. Sweater Sisters carefully curates yarn from luxury fibre companies, and comissions designers to create a knitting kit “to ensure your knitting experience will bring visual and tactile pleasure from cast on to bind off.” I dedginess the Bobble Tea Sweater using Arcadia Bulky from Wayfaring Yarns, in four luscious shades - Shoujiji Sakura, a blossom-shade of pink; Rockaway Beach, a sandy neutral; Sanibel Island, a soft dove grey; and Apex, inspired by Living Coral, the Pantone colour of the year 2019. The pattern is pitched at intermediate knitters, with a semi-seamless...

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The Snoody

You guys... another free chunky knitting pattern! The lovely team at Cygnet Yarns asked to work with me on another cute pattern for you guys, and I’m so excited to share it with you!The inspiration behind this was a wearable snood – part Katniss Everdeen, part Kangaroo pouch, 100% cosy. I worked with Katie, the Director and Co-Founder of Cygnet Yarns (who has an enviable family history in the yarn trade!!) to create this for you, using their incredible Seriously Chunky yarn in Light Grey. Light Grey is probably one of my favourite colours from the range, and even sold out instantly when I showed at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace last month, so this was the...

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The Brioche Bomber (and fingergate)

Sometimes things take longer than you expect them to, and sometimes life just tells you to STOP EVERYTHING (like… right this second… put down the knitting needles and stop playing with the yarn) and rest for a while. If you’ve been following along with The Great Finger Injury on Instagram, you’ll know that life made me stop knitting, writing, typing or climbing for almost two weeks in October, and it was hard. Very hard.During this time, I was halfway through a whole pile of projects (including a gorgeous chunky cardigan in a collaboration with Cygnet Yarns – you might remember The Mossy pattern that I made using Mythically Chunky in August), and I couldn’t do anything. I desperately needed to...

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The Mossy

As a yarn-obsessed knitophile, I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting yarns to try. I’m also trawling through Instagram, Pinterest, magazines and blogs for inspiration, and I have a whole lot of exciting things to share with you in the coming months!One of my favourite discoveries is London-based @sincerelylouise, who makes THE cutest, quirkiest faux-taxidermy knit sculptures (if you haven’t checked her out, please do!) She launched a beautiful collaboration with Cygnet Yarns last year – a range of stunning shades in a super chunky, 100% acrylic-but-you-wouldn’t-know-it yarn called Mythically Chunky. Both Seriously Chunky and Mythically Chunky come in a range of gorgeous colours, and I took the plunge and bought the yarn. As soon as I had...

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Jumbo Yarn: How To join your ends

One of the best things about Jumbo Yarn is that you don't have to weave in ends! Hooray! Sure, there is a tiny bit of sewing if you want a professional looking finish, but that's ok. If you don't, you can knot the ends together (which is especially good on pillows because you can hide the knot on the inside!) Get your ends and squish them about a bit so they are a uniform shape. Trim off any threads from the ends. Grab a sewing needle and thread in a shade matching your yarn, and tie a knot in the end. I like to use Gutermann thread, as it is strong and comes in a huge range of colours! Insert...

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