About Debbie

Who is Debbie Abrahams?


Debbie Abrahams is one of Britain’s most celebrated hand-knit designers, renowned for her contemporary bead-embellished designs and hugely successful Mystery Blanket and Mystery Cushion clubs.

Debbie has been passionate about hand-knitting ever since she first picked up a pair of knitting needles at the tender age of six. With both her parents and two sisters being artistically trained, it was inevitable that Debbie would pursue a career in design.

Firmly focused on hand-knitting, she applied directly from school to Nottingham Trent University to do a BA (Hons) degree in Knitwear Design. Soon after graduating, her association with Rowan began and she has worked for them as a freelance consultant for almost thirty years whilst gradually establishing her own hand-knitting business.

"For me, knitting has endless possibilities, especially when you start combining colour with stitch structure and embellishment."

Debbie chose to focus on designing accessories, and for her this is the perfect vehicle to explore what she loves most about the craft. Debbie’s inspiration comes from all sorts of different sources, and she has a vast collection of visuals to motivate her including greeting cards, ceramics and fabrics. 

Debbie is a patron of the Knitting & Crochet Guild which she has been a passionate supporter of for over 10 years.

Knitting & Crotchet Guild Logo

Books & workshops

She is the author of six books with her self-published book “Kaleidoscope” co-authored with crochet designer, Jane Crowfoot. Having been friends for many years, this collaboration brought their two unique styles together in a book full of vibrant, colourful designs for the home.

About Debbie

Keen to share their expertise with fellow knitters, Jane and Debbie founded a new company in 2014 called Inspired Minds through which they run hugely popular knitting and crochet weekends across the UK.

"To meet the people who are buying my books and knitting up my designs is so important to me, workshops give me this opportunity. Without their continued support I would not be enjoying the success that I am."

World-famous Mystery Knitting Clubs

Since the launch of her first Club in 2007, Debbie’s Mystery Blanket Club has become a major part of her business and it has captured the imagination of knitters all over the world. She designs a unique blanket every year and knitters sign up to join the Club for ten months. The theme is kept a secret throughout and is only revealed as the blanket starts to take shape. Debbie has expanded this idea to include an annual Mystery Cushion Club with a project designed exclusively for members only.

Mystery Clubs Group