About

 

Hello and welcome to my website.

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My name is Maddie and I knit a lot…I knit a lot of shawls and socks, and have an ever¬†expanding stash of gorgeous skeins of yarn.

Like a lot of knitters, I learnt to knit as a child but then didn’t pick up the needles again until I had children, nearly eight years ago. After that I joined a local knitting group where I met lots of other knitters and learnt lots of new skills, and became a bit obsessed with knitting.

I have a background in primary school teaching so it was a natural progression for me to start teaching knitting, and I’ve been doing that for the last three years with Knitting For All. I love teaching people to knit; both kids and adults. It’s very satisfying when a new skill ‘clicks’ with someone and they ‘get it’, then they’re off making all kinds of things and feeling very proud of themselves.

I started designing shawls about a year ago. I love the puzzle of designing: how do I get a shawl to look like that, how do I get the stitches to make the shapes and the textures I want, how can I use colours together so they sing? My designs try to solve these issues, and many more.

My patterns can be found for sale in my Ravelry store:

http://www.ravelry.com/stores/maddie-harvey-designs

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