I’ve got a lovely treat for you today as I’ve teamed up with designer knitwear company Peggy May to give away a beautiful chunky knit scarf made with warm merino wool – which has pockets!
The scarf is handmade by Diane, the owner of Peggy May, who specialises in designer knitwear and vintage-inspired clothing. Diane, who was named the Small Business Sunday winner in 2010 by Dragons Den’s Theo Paphitis, was taught how to knit by her dear Grandmother “Peggy”. It is in dedication to her memory, and tremendous skill, which fuels and maintains Diane’s passion for quality and loving attention to detail.
I spoke to Diane to find out why she loves knitting so much and why she thinks crafting is experiencing a surge in popularity.
The thing I love most about knitting is how I can have a pair of needles and wool and make virtually anything from it. Lots of things inspire me from colours of the season to a stitch technique I think works with a particular design.
Hand made items such as those made from wool last a long time and they are quality items which are not throw away fashion. I think a lot more people are crafting now as it’s relaxing and good to get back to traditional crafts. We live in a stressful world now so it’s a lovely hobby to have also.
If I could create one piece of handcrafted knitwear it would be for Madonna as I have always admired the way she has reinvented herself several times over her career and I would love to create something for her.
Diane has kindly given me one of her most popular designs to give away which is worth £50. All you have to do to win is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
(Terms: UK only entries and I will pick the winner at random using the Rafflecopter widget once the competition has closed. I will contact the winner and the scarf will be posted to them directly by Peggy May).
Lots of cosy knit love,