• Accessories,  Knitting,  Yarn

    Crafty Wool Gift

    Just under two years ago, we left London and moved back to our home town of Derby. It’s been the best move ever, but I was sad to leave behind my friends in London and also the work Craft Club, where I’d learnt to knit and had completed lots of really fun projects and learnt new skills!

  • Charity,  Patterns

    Charity Shop Pattern Finds #2

    Soooo I’ve been at it again (searching charity shops for awesome knitting patterns that is!) and this time I think I’ve found some real gems! You may remember my previous post Charity Shop Pattern Finds, where I found Spot the Dog patterns, a lovely crocheted dress and patterns for Father Christmas jumpers, the latter of which I actually managed to make for J this Christmas! How is it possible to top such delights, I hear you ask? Well I’m pleased to say it is possible with these amazing vintage patterns I managed to dig out! The styling alone on these patterns makes me gloriously happy (especially the dapper gent in…

  • Accessories,  Crochet,  Knitting

    2015 Knitting Agenda

    Hello! And Happy 2015!! I feel very inspired at the moment and can’t wait to see what lovely knitting this year has in store! 2014 was a brilliant year for knitting here at The Knitted Jumper! I’m hoping to blog about some of the latest things in the coming weeks as I am SERIOUSLY behind, but in the meantime here is a summary: Knitted animal hats (Les chapeaux des animaux) Christmas jumpers Winter woollies Little hats for the Big Knit campaign A small *read ill-fitting* jumper Knitted secret Santa and The Knitting and Stitching show, to name just a few! I have some equally  exciting things planned for 2015, a…

  • Patterns

    Gorgeous Drops Mittens

    I’ve fallen in love with these AMAZING Nordic mittens using Drops Lima from Garn Studio. They’re knit in the round using four 50g balls of this alpaca and wool blend DK yarn. Having previously fallen in love with Drops Nepal ( Lima’s heavier weight aran sister) I can’t wait to get started on these! I’m hoping they’ll also be a good introduction to knitting in the round and knitting from a chart. And with the pattern being free and the yarn available for the bargain price of £2.00 a ball from Wool Warehouse I don’t have to worry too much about completely messing them up!!