Needles were put to the ultimate test as knitters came together to make the largest knitted hat in the UK for charity. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Big Knit, which sees people knit mini hats for the tops of Innocent smoothie bottles to help Age UK provide services and support to older people. To celebrate the occasion, knitters from across the country … [Read more...] about Largest knitted hat in UK made to raise funds for charity
Brit Knits: Wonderfully Warm Knitted Welly Walking Socks!
As the weather turns a little colder and wetter in much of the world, wellies will be out in full force. If you are a loyal wellie wearer then you will know while they may be the most practical shoe ever. However most wellies that you can find here in the U.S. lack one important thing, insulation. If you don't have a good pair of wellie socks, your toes will be numb if you wear … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Wonderfully Warm Knitted Welly Walking Socks!
Brit Knits: Downton Abbey Fashion, Sybil’s Sweater
Downton Abbey, the show is amazing and even better than the show itself is the fashion. The female characters are dressed so ladylike and graceful. I almost wish we could still dress like that today. Then I come quickly to my senses at the thought of being pinched and pulled into a tightly fitted corset. Ivete Tecedor from the website Chiagu, has found the best of … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Downton Abbey Fashion, Sybil’s Sweater
Brit Knits: Deluxe Doctor Who Hot Water Bottle Cover
As it is July, many of you may not be thinking of cozy warm things, but rather sunbathing and swimming. Before we know it the weather will be changing and we will long for things to keep us warm, aside from a good cuppa. Thinking ahead, why not make a hot water bottle cover? Ravelry's Madmoon (her Ravelry handle) really put some thought into her water bottle. … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Deluxe Doctor Who Hot Water Bottle Cover
Brit Knits: Mummy’s Little Dalek Jumper
When I think of an evil Dalek, one of Doctor Who's nemesis, I cute and cuddly doesn't come to mind. However, if they were dressed in Allison Bitter's adorable Dalek Jumper, maybe I'd be persuaded. Nah. However, I would think a sweet little baby dressed in this charming little Dalek jumper would be cute and cuddly. This is the perfect way to get your little one all … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Mummy’s Little Dalek Jumper
Brit Knits: All Sorts of Amazing British Themed Knits!
When I find entries for the Brit Knits column, I usually come across a knitters or crocheters that have one or two British related items. This week's feature is British crazy! She has done numerous washcloths, a London skyline cowl and even a London skyline hat. Amazingly talented, knit artist, Kimberly Gintar, makes these intricate patterns look easy. We asked Kimberly to … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: All Sorts of Amazing British Themed Knits!
Brit Knits: An Amazing Queen Stamp from the Illusion Knitters!
They've done it again! Steve Plummer and Pat Ashforth have created another amazing work of art with illusion knitting. This time their subject was none other than Her Majesty's postage stamp. They are also responsible for the famous Harry Potter shawl that was featured on Anglotopia a few months ago. When I interviewed them about the new work this is what the amazingly talented … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: An Amazing Queen Stamp from the Illusion Knitters!
Brit Knits: Hogwarts Sorting Hat Knitting Pattern by Diane Scott
Just what every Anglophile and Harry Potter needs, they're very own sorting hat! In all of my own knitting, I have never came across a pattern for a sorting hat of my own. However, Diane Scott has fixed that. She wrote her very own pattern for the infamous Hogwarts Sorting Hat. So if you aren't sure which house you belong in, I suggest you make one of your own and see. We … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Hogwarts Sorting Hat Knitting Pattern by Diane Scott
Brit Knits: Exclusive Interview with Lauren O’Farrell, Writer of Stitch London!
I received a copy of the fantastic knitting book, Stitch London for Christmas from my darling husband. The book was like any other knitting book I have ever received, it is full of the most wonderful and unique little patterns celebrating London. From the "Cooey Pigeon" to Big Ben, author Lauren O'Farrell covered it all. O'Farrell is also a graffiti knitter and has knitted her … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Exclusive Interview with Lauren O’Farrell, Writer of Stitch London!
Brit Knits: Whovian Mittens – Doctor Who Gloves
If you are going to travel around in Doctor Who's Blue Phone Box, you should probably be prepared for just about anything, that would include packing some mittens with you incase you get cold. I know just the mitten's to pack too, Paula's Whovian Mittens! Here is what Paula had to say about her mittens: I enjoy knitting and British television, Doctor Who in particular. I … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Whovian Mittens – Doctor Who Gloves
Brit Knits: Amazing Harry Potter Illusion Shawl
When Anglophilia and knitting meet, amazing things can happen. Steven Plummer and Pat Ashforth illustrate this point perfectly. They specialize in illusion knitting, one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. I have been knitting for over ten years now and I am no where near the skill set needed to work up one of these beautiful works of art. So with out further ado, … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Amazing Harry Potter Illusion Shawl
Brit Knits: Crochet Artist Brenna Eaves’ Sherlock Dolls!
We here at Anglotopia have come across many creations hand crafted by fellow Anglophiles. These hand-knitted, crochet, sewn, or painted items not only show off the immense talent of their creator but also show a love for all things Blighty. We want to highlight some of the really talented things that we come across in this column, Brit Knits. Our first Brit Knit artist, Brenna … [Read more...] about Brit Knits: Crochet Artist Brenna Eaves’ Sherlock Dolls!