Bronagh Miskelly

Bronagh Miskelly

I’m Bronagh Miskelly also known as La Purple Penguin.

I am originally from the north of Ireland but am now based in London.

As well as channeling my endlessly exploring mind into creating knitwear with interesting details and/or construction, I am a writer, editor, teacher and tech editor.

I love working with lace and charts, cables and intricate shaping whether in my own designs or writing or editing patterns for others.

I love creating patterns that will be interesting to knit and give you pleasure to wear in yarns that bring a smile to your face.

For more info on tech editing, writing and general editorial support go to lapurplepenguin.com.

When I’m not playing with one set of pointy sticks I also enjoy picking up my sabre for a spot of fencing and have even competed in the UK national veterans championships.

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Lace Twinset
Simply Knitting 234, February 2023
A love for lace shawl
Simply Knitting 233, January 2023
Luxe Lace Socks
Simply Knitting 232, Christmas 2023
Fly Away Home Cardigan
The Knitter, Issue 183
Marram Shawl
The Knitter, Issue 182
Coconut Ice Socks
The Knitter, Issue 180
Dot, Dash, Dot Socks
Simply Knitting 221, March 2022
Cabin in the Woods
The Knitter, Issue 173
Anika
Knitting Magazine 227, February 2022
  • Anika
  • Knitting Magazine 227, February 2022
Cinquefoil Shawl
The Knitter, Issue 171
Beat the Chill Layering Top
Simply Knitting 218, December 2021
Frieze Socks
The Knitter, Issue 169
Hemingford Jumper
The Knitter, Issue 167
In the Kelp Garden Wrap
La Purple Penguin Payhip Store
Demeter's Delight Shawl
La Purple Penguin Payhip Store
Mirella Shawl
The Knitter, Issue 165
Elise scarf
Knitting Magazine 219, June 2021
Joni
Knitting Magazine 213, December 2020
  • Joni
  • Knitting Magazine 213, December 2020
Sunny Brunch
Knitting Magazine 213, December 2020
Changing Seasons
The Knitter, Issue 157
Honorine
The Knitter, Issue 156
Light and Shade
The Knitter, Issue 154
A bench in the clearing
Bronagh Miskelly's Ravelry Store
ST Ninian’s Isle
The Knitter, Issue 150
Sloping Rib Socks
Knitting Magazine 206, May 2020
Bette
Knitting Magazine 206, May 2020
  • Bette
  • Knitting Magazine 206, May 2020
Preppy Striped Socks
Simply Knitting 198, June 2020
Lace Jumper
Simply Knitting 198, June 2020
Annecy Shawl
The Knitter, Issue 149
Into the Woods
Bronagh Miskelly's Ravelry Store
Off Kilter
Bronagh Miskelly's Ravelry Store
Adora
Knitting Magazine 205, April 2020
  • Adora
  • Knitting Magazine 205, April 2020
Tropical-coloured Lace Shawl
Simply Knitting 196, April 2020
Candy Stripes Jumper
Simply Knitting 196, April 2020
Annabelle
Knitting Magazine 204, March 2020
  • Annabelle
  • Knitting Magazine 204, March 2020
Eleanor
Knitting Magazine 202, January 2020
  • Eleanor
  • Knitting Magazine 202, January 2020
Héloïse
The Knitter, Issue 145
Cable check cardigan
Knitting Magazine 201, December 2019
Blooming
Knitting Magazine 200, November 2019
  • Blooming
  • Knitting Magazine 200, November 2019
Alexis
Knitting Magazine 199, October 2019
  • Alexis
  • Knitting Magazine 199, October 2019
Teresa
Knitting Magazine 197, September 2019
  • Teresa
  • Knitting Magazine 197, September 2019
Up and Downhill mitts
Knitting Magazine 197, September 2019
Carole
Knitting Magazine 198, Autumn 2019
  • Carole
  • Knitting Magazine 198, Autumn 2019
Fern Lace Top
Knitting Magazine 196, August 2019
Dundrum Bay
The Knitter, Issue 139
Pitter Patter Pinkies
Knitting Magazine 195, July 2019
Firebird shawl
Bronagh Miskelly's Ravelry Store
Verey
The Knitter, Issue 138
  • Verey
  • The Knitter, Issue 138
Seascape Shawlette
Knitting Magazine 194, June 2019
Blossom Kimono
Knitting Magazine 194, June 2019
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