Meet Our Team: Yarn Master Emily
It is great to introduce Emily Platt as Yarn Master for Hobbycraft. There will be lots going on in the knitting department over the coming weeks so keep checking back for new patterns and yarns. For now, we thought it would be great to get to know Emily a little bit more.
Introducing Emily – Yarn Master
Hi, I’m Emily and I am the Yarn Master at Hobbycraft.
I am very excited to been joining the Hobbycraft team and can’t wait to get started developing new knitting patterns and getting involved with the knitting community. I have been working on some amazing projects which I can’t wait to share with everyone. Get your needles ready!
How did you first get into knitting?
I first got into knitting when I was about 10 years old and my Great Nan asked me to knit squares for a charity blanket. Since that time I haven’t put down my needles and have gone from following patterns to creating my own.
I have been running the blog Lost in Knit since I left university. I focused on hand knitting in my degree and since leaving have been busy designing knitwear for high street brands. I am constantly knitting and am always on the lookout for new yarns and amazing designs. I have been lucky enough to have a book published with my own hand knit designs called Boho Chic.
What other crafts are you into?
Besides knitting and crochet, I enjoy spinning my own yarn and have also started to learn to weave. The next craft I want to explore is macramé which I can’t wait to learn!
What’s your favourite thing you have made?
My favourite item that I made was a mermaid blanket for my niece, Bella. I gave her the blanket last Christmas and she uses it all the time. It took me a long time to knit but it was worth it once I saw how happy she was.
Where do you find your inspiration?
My favourite places to find inspiration is Pinterest and blogs. I also love to see what is coming off the catwalks and will always be super busy during fashion week trying to see every collection. I like to see how a yarn reacts to different stitches and this can then direct where a design goes. Sometimes I’ll pick a yarn to make a scarf but then decide it would be perfect for a jumper instead!
What is next for you?
I am very excited to start working for Hobbycraft and have got lots of exciting projects planned for the next few months. We will be introducing lots of new yarns and patterns to go with to get your needles clicking. We will also be featuring lots of new makers and bloggers to give you even more inspiration. You can see my first pattern up here in time for Halloween.