Why knit British?
What inspires you? At KnitBritish recently we had a hap-knit along and it was incredibly inspiring to see more than 600 objects cast on and knitted (a hap is a shawl using a traditional Shetland construction). Right now I’m working with Felix Ford, aka Knitsonik, on content for Wovember, which is an annual celebration of all things wool each November. We have more than 60 sheep breeds in the UK and many of them make wonderful yarn. It’s great when knitters go on a journey of woolly discovery and explore the British connections in knitting. This autumn at KnitBritish we are launching a breed swatch-along to get people more familiar with knitting with the wool we have right here on our doorstep.
What’s your fave form of social media? I love Twitter and Instagram because what you share can go so far, very quickly. And, despite the brevity of Twitter and Instagram, I feel part of the lovely knitting community that’s out there. I love Ravelry too!
patterns. See Louise’s designs at ravelry.com and find out more about KnitBritish at knitbritish.net
I HEART U Have a hoot with some owl love
and these Valentine Owl Hand Warmers,
£26, notonthe highstreet.com
PASSIONATE Woolly detail is captured in resin hearts to make a pair of earrings. £55, by Claire Lowe at notonthe highstreet.com.
SWEETHEART Treat your little tot to a kids’ merino hearts pompom hat for Valentine’s. £19.50, Two Stix Studios on Etsy.