Meet Sylvia Watts-Cherry


Meet Sylvia Watts-Cherry. Sylvia is a UK based designer who loves bold patterns and striking colours. She learned to knit at the age of 8 and is a prolific knitter, using her African heritage as well as her Scottish upbringing for inspiration.

Sylvia was a runner up in Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Jumper in 2018, with her African inspired Christmas sweater and has had patterns published in Knit Now and Pompom Quarterly magazines. Her most recognisable pattern to date is the Nubian Queen jumper.  The design went viral on social media in early 2019.

A qualified teacher, Sylvia uses her skills in teaching Intarsia colourwork workshops and other knitting techniques.

We are delighted that Sylvia will be designing our second exclusive pattern for our 5th birthday brochure.

Our 5th birthday brochure is only available at Yarningham Marketplace.

Meet Rebecca Milton


Rebecca began designing about 6 years ago, drawing my inspiration from the places, music and people around her. She particularly loves to design socks as they’re so portable and quick to knit, and the patterns can be beautifully intricate whilst still keeping your feet warm!

We are so pleased that Rebecca has designed an exclusive pattern for this year’s Yarningham brochure.  We give a copy of our brochure to everyone who attends the Yarningham marketplace.   We can’t wait to share with you her new design.

To find out more about Rebecca you can find her on Facebook, Ravelry and Instagram.

You can buy advanced tickets for the Yarningham marketplace or tickets will be available on the door.