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about me

Hi, I’m Lily!  23 year old knitwear designer, occasional model and photographer, and long-time blogger.

JoliHouse.com began as my mum’s knitting & family blog, which became my fashion & lifestyle blog, which evolved into my travel blog, and has done a full 360 and is now a knitting blog once again.

In the intervening years this blog was my space to share outfits, travels, thoughts on life, university updates, modelling experiences, sustainability, and many a ramble.  All of those posts are still online if you fancy an archive browse or a little travel inspo. I was fortunate to visit wonderful destinations over the years and documented my travels – solo and otherwise – right here.  Oh to have the pre-pandemic freedom of European city breaks at 2 days notice!

Back to the knitting.  Knits and purls have essentially taken over my life, and as a consequence this website, and you certainly won’t find me complaining.  Since 2020 I’ve been a full time knitwear designer, with patterns for sale via Ravelry, Etsy, and under the Knitting Patterns tab of this site.  My patterns are modern and well-fitting with little details that make them special – at least I’d like to think so anyway!  Creating garments that make you feel GOOD is my main aim.  Never underestimate the confidence boosting power of a puff sleeve.

Each design has a dedicated blog post with information about the pattern, test knitter photos to show the item on a range of bodies, and an option to purchase the digital download. 

I post almost daily on my Instagram account @lilykatemakes, and (more sporadically) share knitting podcasts and tutorials on my YouTube channel.

A few housekeeping points

All patterns are for personal use only and may not be sold or distributed – this includes finished items made using my patterns.

For pattern support or collaboration enquiries please EMAIL me on lilykate@jolihouse.com rather than sending an Instagram DM.


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    14th April 2009 at 11:46 am

    Please can you help me? I want to make a blanket using the pleat idea you have shown ( from Debbie Bliss) But I have lost the pattern. I think I can make one out of my head, but I jsut need a reminder of how to form the pleat!! Can you just give me a rough idea please? I would be very grateful.
    Thanks. Sue.

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    6th December 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Subject : Advertising on – Joli House
    Hi there,

    Just checking out your blog i love your images. I am interested in purchasing a sponsored link on the sidebar. If this is something your interested in please drop me an email.

    Warm Regards Alex

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    Tina J.
    12th March 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Oh no, Amanda… I’ve been missing you for weeks because I didn’t change my bookmark and I was still watching the old site… Can’t wait to catch up with you again here!

    Tina J.

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    28th April 2011 at 12:22 am

    Your daughters designs are stunning! When and where will they be available.

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    5th May 2011 at 9:42 am

    Gorgeous website and patterns.
    I’m also a Lancashire girl….where are you from exactly?
    Me …south Lakes.

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    10th October 2014 at 12:27 pm

    nice pic

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    8th December 2014 at 3:55 am

    Do you have any acting experience?

    I’m making a film next year. It’s about a famous DJ that meets a deaf girl at the beach and falls in love with her.

    Email me if interested edwardelg@gmail.com

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      lily kate
      8th December 2014 at 5:43 pm

      I’m afraid I don’t! Never acted in my life 🙂

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    30th January 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Hey, i wanna know if you have uploaded any videos of all your knitting stuff.. i mean how you knit those.. It’s all very beautiful..

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    2nd June 2015 at 8:21 am

    You are an absolutely beautiful girl who is super talented, great taste in everything that you do. Just one word to sum you up: Gorgeous! I may put you in to contact with my 17 year old daughter who is very much in to fashion, modeling, photography and just loving life in general which you look like you do. I want her to get more in to something like this that she could enjoy.

    Thank you and look forward to hearing from you and seeing more of what you do.

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      lily kate
      4th June 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you so so much! I’d highly recommend blogging to any teenager, especially one with these interests! 😀

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    2nd July 2015 at 5:36 am

    Hi Lily! My name is Kalyssa and I just started a fashion blog called The Fashion Station and I was wondering how did you get so many people to read your blog and is there any tips or advice you could give me?

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    Chloe Randall
    13th June 2016 at 9:47 am

    Hi Lily,

    I hope this email finds you well!

    I work on the digital content for Bicester Village and we are currently looking for young bloggers to take part in a back to school style feature. We love your blog and wondered whether you might be interested in taking part?

    This interview would be done via email and take no longer than 10 minutes of your time. We also require one image of yourself but one from your blog is totally fine.

    Let me know if this is of any interest to you as we would love to have you included. Thanks so much!

    Best wishes,


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    27th July 2022 at 12:29 am

    Does your mom still have a blog

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