Hello! My name is Sophie and I am a knitter 🧶 This website has developed out of my Instagram, @the_knit_purl_girl, which I started just over a year ago as a way of keeping myself busy and sharing my new hobby.

I have a lot of intentions for this website. I will share yarn, kit, and pattern reviews and provide some (hopefully!) helpful advice for all knitters, experienced and new. I am hoping that, in time, this will become a useful source of knowledge for all things yarn.

I learnt to knit in the early spring of 2019 and haven’t looked back, nor have I put down my needles. It really has become a way of life for me that allows me to relax, whilst also living more sustainably

When I’m not knitting or on Instagram, I am a full-time PhD student, researching money in early medieval Italy. I am lucky to live in the beautiful city of Cambridge, UK, with my partner and two cats.