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The Curious Project - Winter Robin

Yes, it's back! After a long break The Curious Project has returned.

Kicking off with a special 2020 winter edition my mystery knitting kits will now be released quarterly from 2021, but there's a twist. For each project I'll be collaborating with an illustrator to create a unique knitting pattern inspired by their work. As always, you have to guess what the kit might be from the clue. 

For this Curious Project I've teamed up with Katie Walker Illustration for the Winter Robin kit. The clue is the illustration used in this listing.


The Curious Project is a mystery knitting kit, where you pre-order a kit based on an illustrated clue. When your kit arrives all will be revealed, and you'll receive all the materials to make the project in a custom tote bag.

To make The Curious Project even more special I've teamed up with Katie Walker (yes, she’s my extremely talented sister) who has illustrated the clue for this project. The illustration will feature on the front of a tote bag and on a print which you’ll receive in your kit..

There are a limited number of Curious Project kits, the patterns are one off designs never released as digital patterns. Once the kits sell out, they're sold out and won't be available again.


Katie Walker is an illustrator and designer based in Brighton. Originally working within the textile design industry, Katie now combines her illustrations and pattern designs to produce vibrant and colourful prints. She has previously designed for Joules, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Sainsbury’s and Topshop. Her prints and illustrations range from folksy animals to landscapes and narrative pieces, inspired by children’s picture books. Within her collection you will also find a range of ceramics and portrait commissions. Katie has a keen eye for colour combinations, and enjoys using a limited colour palette to create her artwork.


  • A step by step pattern and photo sewing up booklet - written in English

  • All the yarn needed to knit the project

  • Extra materials to make your project

  • 9mm (US 13) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles (optional) 

  • Custom tote bag featuring illustration

  • Exclusive Katie Walker Illustration Winter Robin print

SKILL LEVEL: Easy - intermediate. 

STITCHES USED: This project uses basic knitting skills, including knitting, purling, increasing (Kfb), decreasing (SKP and K2tog) and sewing up using mattress stitch. There won't be any intarsia colour changing or knitting in the round. 

All kits will be sent using a signed for service. Due to Covid-19, pre-orders are being taken now for delivery in November. Worldwide orders will be dispatched in late mid November, and European orders and UK orders will be dispatched in mid-late November. 


There are few changes to The Curious Project since it was first launched in 2017:

  • You can now choose if you'd like knitting needles included in your kit, or not. I have stated the sizes of needles used for the project.

  • A set number of Curious Projects will be available until they sell out. Once they have sold out they will be removed from sale. 

  • Subscriptions to future The Curious Projects will launch in 2021