Happy Halloween!

This is the cat headband I knitted for Halloween last year! Unfortunately I did not get the chance to knit myself something spooky this year, but I have plenty of ideas I will share with you soon :)

Happy Halloween!

Winter Is Coming

I hope you”re enjoying this new section of my blog! It’s a bit of a mess at the minute, but I know a lot of you enjoy getting an insight into other knitters’ creative process (I really do) so let’s see where this takes us. The main highlight of these last couple of weeks has been two of my tutorials featuring in Gathered – one of them even was the cover star!

Leaf Brooch in Issue 50
Macrame plant hanger in Issue 51

I’m actually already working on exciting winter projects for Gathered. I can’t tell you much at the moment, but hopefully will be able to show you pics soon. The great thing is, these tutorials are for beginners so anyone will be able to give them a go! I don’t know about you, but when I started knitting I remember getting really bored of the basic garter stitch. Ok it’s easy, and yes you can create great knits, but there are many more easy (and million times prettier) stitches out there!

A good example it THIS stitch. I’m in love. Find out more in Gathered soon!

I’m also working on another winter custom order for a friend of mine. The brief: a brown scarf for men. I’m used to knitting girly stuff, so I looked for a new stitch and found this beauty: the knot stitch.

The knot stitch (MK) is worked on the wrong side row (knit each right side row). Purl 3 stitches together (p3tog), then without taking the stitches from the left needle, bring the yarn over the right needle (yarn over yo) and purl again into those 3 stitches together. Now repeat to the end of the row.

Ok, it might take me a while to get this scarf done due to the technicality of the stitch and how much attention it requires but I can’t wait to see the result! In the meantime, here are some snoods and scarves I’ve made in the past.

Purple & Gold Snood
Moustache Pocket Scarf
Cupcake Pocket Scarf
Red Snood

Robot Pocket Scarf

Polka Dot Scarf

My Snood :)

What winter projects are you working on? Do you have a favourite yarn for the colder months?

Holiday + DIY Market in Paris!

Welcome to this new section of my blog called ‘The Knit Diaries’! As I work on various projects each week – special orders, tutorials, new collections – I thought it would be nice to update you more often rather than talk about each project separately and at a later date. I simply don’t have the patience!

On Dieppe beach with Mollie Makes

So here we go. The last couple of weeks have been mega busy. I went back home (Normandy, France) to visit my family & friends and had an amazing time. Holiday also means I got to do loads of knitting! I had planned on making a couple of studded beanie hats for the winter. However due to an unforeseen development I had to make a lot more than that!

Studded Beanies soon available in my Etsy Shop!

My bestie Victoria from Die Young Stay Pretty organises a very cool craft market in Paris called the DIY Market. Every 3 months or so, Victoria and fellow jewellery designer Katia from My Queendom For meet up with a fine selection of designers to sell their makes at the DIY Market. The style is mostly rock and kitsch and the location is pretty rock’n roll too as it’s none other than the UFO Bar (49 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud 75011 Paris).

I have been following each event online very keenly as I love the style but never got to attend as I live in the North East of England. So when Victoria asked me to join the DIY Market while I was in Paris I was over the moon!

The day went super well. I met so many nice people who loved my knits! I could have done this for a week.

Lots of new knits!
Victoria & I <3
New postcards!

Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to take many pictures as I was too busy chatting and running the tombola, but you can find more pics of the DIY Market & info about all the designers on the Facebook Page. Next time you visit Paris, make sure you check it out!

So what’s next? I’m currently working on new tutorials for the best craft magazine out there, Gathered by Mollie Makes – more details coming soon :)