Rosie Madsen

I first learned to knit from my Grandma aged 7. My first piece, in lumpy, multicoloured mohair, was full of dropped stitches and then lovingly presented to my dad as “underpants”.

In 2010 I fell in love and moved to Denmark. Obsessed with knitting by this point and with shaky Danish, I started a knitting meetup at cafes in Copenhagen. Soon I was buying fleeces, learning to spin my own yarn and designing patterns.

I grew up in the countryside on the border between West Yorkshire and Manchester, UK. I still live in Denmark with my husband Mads and our lovely 5 year old, Torbjørn.

Knitting Needles For Beginners

Choosing the right type of knitting needles for beginners can be confusing. Should I go for straight needles or double pointed? Those circular ones look like they might be easy…

Sort that Stash! (Part 1)

Stash happens. Whether it creeps up on you over years- a skein here, a ball there – or is a result of too much excitement at yarn festivals, a lot…


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