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Chunky Knits and Slow Fashion

As a chunky knit fan, I'm always excited to try different brands to see how the yarn works up, how they word their patterns, and how squishy the fibres are. I've spent a lot on kits and supplies from Wool And The Gang and pure pencil roving from various yarn suppliers based in the UK. We Are Knitters are trying to “change the world, one stitch at a time” and have a variety of kits for knitters, knotters, crocheters and petit pointers in recycled packaging, from sustainable fibres, with 100% natural beechwood needles. They sent me the Nolita Sweater to try, in Dark Spotted Grey (a new shade!), and I thought that this would be the perfect way to kick-start my...

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Chunky Valentine

There are some things that I will always forget until the day or so before: getting wedding anniversary gifts, getting birthday gifts for anyone, getting Valentine’s Day gifts. My poor husband… especially because these are dates that never change! We Are Knitters sent me this super cute heart pillow to try. Like all their kits, this comes with a beautiful ball of The Wool, 15mm Birchwood knitting needles, the pattern and a sewing needle. I am not sure why I expected it to also include the pillow stuffing, but I imagine that they don't want to be shipping huge amounts of non-yarny fluff everywhere, so be warned: you'll need to source your own. The pattern is easy to follow to...

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