TheYarnGenie

Magical patterns for fairytale knitwear

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Announcement   ⭐️ Welcome to The Yarn Genie ⭐️
Magical patterns for fairytale knitwear.

🧞‍♀️ WHO IS THE YARN GENIE? 🧞‍♀️
We are Nikki and Jo. Two mums who bonded at the school gate over a love of yarn! We are inspired by our children. Their innocence and their vivid imaginations. They love fairytales and recreating stories. Playing outside (whatever the weather). They love make-believe, dressing up, fairies and magical creatures.

We sit alongside and watch. And knit. And drink tea. The ideas flowing from them become conversation between us and those conversations turn into designs.

Fairytale knitwear, inspired by the greatest imaginations we know.

🌟 BUT WHY ARE THE PATTERNS MAGICAL? 🌟
Nikki really is a genie when it comes to knitting. She writes up our patterns to be really helpful. Not just full instructions on how to create the items, but also descriptions of how to follow the directions and section of techniques used with pictures and step by step instructions. Great for novice knitters and crocheters, or if you just need a bit of extra help. But it still works for the experienced!

🌳 PATTERN SUPPORT 🌳
We want to make sure that you are totally happy with your knitted and crocheted creations so we are here to help you every step of the way. If you are unsure about anything in the pattern, please contact us! Nikki is always happy to answer your questions. Just rub her lamp (or send her an email to nikki [!at] theyarngenie.com) or you can join our dedicated pattern support group on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/yarngeniesupport/

📨 KEEP IN TOUCH 📨
We'd love to keep in touch with you and make sure you are the first to hear about new patterns, discount codes or video workshops. We often send out free patterns too!
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theyarngenie
Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theyarngenie
Follow us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theyarngenie

May all your yarn-related wishes come true! ✨

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 5, 2018

⭐️ Welcome to The Yarn Genie ⭐️
Magical patterns for fairytale knitwear.

🧞‍♀️ WHO IS THE YARN GENIE? 🧞‍♀️
We are Nikki and Jo. Two mums who bonded at the school gate over a love of yarn! We are inspired by our children. Their innocence and their vivid imaginations. They love fairytales and recreating stories. Playing outside (whatever the weather). They love make-believe, dressing up, fairies and magical creatures.

We sit alongside and watch. And knit. And drink tea. The ideas flowing from them become conversation between us and those conversations turn into designs.

Fairytale knitwear, inspired by the greatest imaginations we know.

🌟 BUT WHY ARE THE PATTERNS MAGICAL? 🌟
Nikki really is a genie when it comes to knitting. She writes up our patterns to be really helpful. Not just full instructions on how to create the items, but also descriptions of how to follow the directions and section of techniques used with pictures and step by step instructions. Great for novice knitters and crocheters, or if you just need a bit of extra help. But it still works for the experienced!

🌳 PATTERN SUPPORT 🌳
We want to make sure that you are totally happy with your knitted and crocheted creations so we are here to help you every step of the way. If you are unsure about anything in the pattern, please contact us! Nikki is always happy to answer your questions. Just rub her lamp (or send her an email to nikki [!at] theyarngenie.com) or you can join our dedicated pattern support group on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/yarngeniesupport/

📨 KEEP IN TOUCH 📨
We'd love to keep in touch with you and make sure you are the first to hear about new patterns, discount codes or video workshops. We often send out free patterns too!
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theyarngenie
Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theyarngenie
Follow us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theyarngenie

May all your yarn-related wishes come true! ✨

Nikki Potts

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Updates

A rainbow set! Ulysses Unicorn and matching backpack! The bags are super easy to make and really thoroughly tested with the recommended yarn. If you’d like to have a go but are feeling nervous we’re always happy to chat you through it!
This week we’ve been making fox tails! They’re made by a clever (but simple) pom pom design. The tails are going to be part of some exciting new patterns in our Freddie the Fox Collection, coming in September. You can always make Freddie himself though!
Freddie Fox wanted some clothes. I made him a flat cap and now he’s after my breakfast! Do foxes eat fruit?
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About

I want to help you create something great, and maybe try something new at the same time!

I learned to knit when I was young, from my mother and my much adored and very talented grandmother. Granny could knit, crochet, and stitch almost anything. I wanted to create beautiful work, just like her - I watched, and slowly, I learned. It was a time when we still made our own clothes, and knitted lovely things. I got involved with the local theatre, and found a passion for creating the bizarre and larger than life costumes for the annual pantomimes - an illuminated pagoda dress, a 20ft wrap around flag skirt, trousers and boots for a 20ft high giant - I loved the challenge!

Into the eighties, buying ready to wear clothes was the norm now, and I had a burgeoning career in computers, so I did less and less and less with yarn and fabric. And slowly I forgot the joy of creativity.

Then, just a few years ago, came my daughter, a small genie blessing, and through her I found slow, gentle parenting, and rediscovered my real passion for creating. Now I am rarely without needles or hooks in hand, yarn in my pocket, and a head full of ideas.

My designs are inspired by my small daughter - what she enjoys and what her friends love. They like nature and animals, they like beautiful, pretty and cute things. There is an innocence in their view of the world, and a belief that we can all do whatever we want. I work to embrace that in what I do. We live in the Cotswolds, in the UK. An area of great beauty and big landscapes. We rarely visit the city, and the beautiful English countryside is our home. I am heavily influenced by the natural world, as well as making pretty and cute things. I use all natural materials wherever possible, and often work in naturalistic colours.

I like to make small achievable projects so that we can all believe in our ability to create, as we move on to tackle whatever challenges we choose to set ourselves. I am a great believer in "everyone can achieve this if they want to" - so my patterns contain lengthy explanations, and technique sections with lots of pictures to explain 'how'. Many of my patterns are quite simple and really great for beginners - lots of help to create something pretty, which will, I hope, lead you on to other, more ambitious projects. And some patterns are more complex, where I hope that you will be inspired to try something a new - I give as much support as I can, and I love to celebrate YOUR successes in tackling a new technique or style. You are very welcome to get in touch if you need some more support.

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