Episode 68: Socks, Yeah! An Interview with Rachel Coopey

Image Copyright Rachel Coopey.

Image Copyright Rachel Coopey.

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This week, we’re going to be chatting to British knitwear designer Rachel Coopey. Next week, I’ll be joined by Alice Elsworth from Whistlebare Yarns in Northumberland who will be answering your mohair questions. You’ve only got until tomorrow to get your questions in to me via email or via the comments below this blog.


The enabling starts early in this episode where we more or less dive straight into the yarn, with a couple of mentions of the fabulous Joy of The Knitting Goddess. Rachel will be working with Joy again next year on her sock clubs.

Image Copyright: Rachel Coopey

Image Copyright: Rachel Coopey

Rachel recently launched Coop Knits Toasty Volume 2 which is designed in the lovely Baa Ram Ewe Titus yarn.

Also new to Coop Knits is a range of yarn – Coop Knits Socks Yeah Yarn – a collection for which will be coming out early next year. It’s a 75/25 superwash merino/nylon blend, making it perfect for all kinds of projects, including, of course, socks.

Image Copyright Rachel Coopey.

Image Copyright Rachel Coopey.

Rachel recommends Xero for accounting and for knitting, My Life in Knitwear, Kate Davies’ blog, Yarn Harlot’s blog and Clara Parkes’ blog.

You can find Rachel at www.coopknits.co.uk as well as @coopknits on Twitter and Instagram, as well as on Ravelry. You can meet Rachel in person at Unravel in February and Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March.


Rachel has very kindly sponsored a giveaway for this episode. Want to win a copy of Coop Knits Toasty Volume 2? Of course you do! Head over to the group on Ravelry and leave a comment saying which is your favourite pattern from the book to enter.


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