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From Our Shelves to Your Needles: #YAKMAKES Highlights

When you take a pattern and make it truly personalised it can be a magical thing. Looking at your projects coming together always fills us with immense satisfaction. It can be the opportunity to discover patterns we never came across before or to consider colour combinations we wouldn’t have thought of ourselves. But most importantly it’s seeing you guys creating something truly personal and reflective of your style. We often share photos of your makes in our Instagram stories so we thought it would be nice to round up some of your best 2020 knits in one short article.

© i.of.the.needle and © uktriggerfish

We’ll start with two great Snefnug projects. A snazzy Jigglypuff sweater by @i.of.the.needle and a snuggly Positivity Cowl by @uktriggerfish. The pattern for the Jigglypuff jumper is the Louisiana Sweater by Petite Knit on which Tuğba has added a Jiggly Puff chart she found on Etsy. The kind of thing you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it. Now my inner Pokemon trainer is on the verge of breaking free.

The Positivity Cowl is a design by Dani Sunshine. Here Emma has added a second colour giving even more contrast to the textured ribbing. The combination of Citrongul and Hindbaer is very effective and reminds us of rhubarb and custard sweets.

© wendeeflys and © retroclaude.

Next up two pieces of stranded knitting. A two-tone Birkin Sweater by @wendeeflys and a pair of Nagu Selbu mitten by @retroclaude. The Birkin Sweater was designed by Caitlin Hunter and published in Laine Magazine Issue 2. The use of CaMaRose Organic Summer Wool gives it a lovey spring feel. For her mittens Claudia chose the traditional Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight in a modern blue and light pink palette.


© gruberandco © nicolkgree © misterheronsews © meganfaithknits

We’re always partial to a beautiful pair of hand knitted socks. From left to right we have:

– A pair of Terracotta Socks by Woolfield Studio knitted in Black Elephant Sock by @gruberandco.
Malabrigo cuties knitted by @nicolakgreen. Pattern is Pebbles and Pathways by Hey Brown Berry.
– A pair of Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits knitted in Malabrigo Sock by @misterheronsews.
– An adorable pair of self drafted socks by @meganfaithknits. These colours of Onion Nettle Sock works so well together.

© faithrowanleeves

This amazing crochet jumper was made and designed by @faithrowanleeves using the Malabrigo Chunky. We love her big puffy sleeves, frilly cuffs and collar. Faith also runs her own fashion label for which she makes every single piece. Go check her out!

© barbaknit and © sewingunlimited

We’ll finish with these two lovely textured cardigans. The Haust cardigan was knitted in Rauwerk Sport by @barbaknit – pattern by Skeindeer. The Tellervo cardi was actually knitted by one of our Jumper Along students @sewingunlimited. We love the combination of cables with the Gilliatt Creme Anglaise. Pattern designed by Sari Norldund published in Pom Pom Issue Issue 31.

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Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!