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Jem Arrowsmith - Under the Olive Tree Knits

Hi, I'm Jem Arrowsmith, Knitting Designer, Yarn Dyer and owner of Under the Olive Tree Knits, an online knitting website for patterns, yarns, knitting kits, tools and accessories.

I have been knitting for nearly 20 years now and rarely a day goes by when I don’t pick up the needles. For me, knitting has provided a way to relax, get creative and of course, create some beautiful and unique hand-knitted items for my wardrobe. And I want to share my love of knitting and all the hints and tips I've learnt along the way with you!

In 2013, I started to explore knitting design and self-published my first knitting pattern on Ravelry (a website for yarn crafts) and I now have 70 designs published on digital platforms such as Ravelry, Love Knitting and Payhip. I have also had patterns published in The Knitter and Knit Now magazines.

In 2016, I started dyeing my own yarn, and in 2017 I launched my online knitting shop Under the Olive Tree Knits as a place to sell my yarns and patterns. Around this time I also joined forces with Knitting Needle Lane and we started running knitting classes and yarn dyeing workshops. Sadly, 2020 put a stop to our in-person classes and I found I really missed spreading the joy of knitting. And that's where we are today!

To stay up to date on the latest news and class additions you can sign up to my newsletter here (on sign up you will also get a free download of my Sun Glitter shawl pattern and 20% off any of my patterns!)

I hope to see you at one of my upcoming classes. Or if there is a technique that that you would like me to cover in a future class then please do drop me an email and let me know!