LOUISE SCOL­LAY

Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -

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!

Tell

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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.

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