Author Archives: knit and twirl

About knit and twirl

I’m a 24 year old young professional living on the Kent/London borders with my lovely boyfriend and even lovelier cat ;) In between working in finance in the Square Mile, figure skating and preparing for my piano LTCL (performance diploma), I squeeze in time for knitting for myself, family and friends (usually on commuter trains or over a glass of wine). I like: feminine styling (figure-hugging fits, low-cut collars, bows, lace), seamless designs (especially top downs), cabling, bamboo and cotton DK yarns, aran and chunky weight wools and blends, pinks, purples, pastels I don't like: 4ply/fingerling (too impatient), setting in sleeves, most types of colourwork (put off by attempting intarsia in the round), scarves (bizarrely - just boring), and socks!!! This blog is a dumping ground for my own patterns, finished objects, and piano and skating reports.

Angry Pig Hat

This is a super-quick knit in chunky yarn, on 5.5mm needles. Set aside an evening, start a favourite film, pour yourself a glass of wine (optional), place a fluffy cat on your lap (not optional) and knit yourself an Angry … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting, Patterns | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My adventures in knitting and figure skating (not at the same time)

Hello! I’m a 24 year old young professional living on the Kent/London borders with my lovely boyfriend and even lovelier cat 😉 In between working in finance in the Square Mile, figure skating and preparing for my piano LTCL (performance … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment