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A history in Christmas Jumpers

For the first time this year we are hosting a Christmas Jumper Along, starting this weekend, with Suzanne Stallard our wonderful teacher. There will be 4 sessions in which you will be assisted in choosing a project, encouraged and helped with your knitted item. Please note, your jumper/cardigan does not have to be Christmas themed Read the full article…

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Know your sheep – The Rambouillet

As we welcome our latest yarn; Vale by Brooklyn Tweed we are taking a closer look into the breed of sheep that it is made from. Brooklyn Tweed, the yarn aficionado’s pride themselves in using American wool as well as it being manufactured in America. Rambouillet also known as the Spanish Merino is the fleece chosen for Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up, Knitting, September 2017

Pattern Round Up – September 2017

Here is our September Round Up highlighting some of our fave patterns that have been released this month. Although we are not sure which season we are currently in on this glorious, warm, late September day we are sharing some winter warmers so we can at least be prepared.  Ghostwood Mittens by Kiyomi Burgin are Read the full article…

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Around the Web – September 2017

Our monthly selection from the best bit of around the web.  As John Lewis this week announces that their own brand Children’s cothing range will no longer be named Boys and Girls, and the movement towards more gender neutral clothing world wide we got thinking about our knits and how stitch patterns, shapes and colour could be interpreted Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – August 2017

This months Pattern Round Up shows which way we are currently thinking! The crunchy and vivid colours of Autumn and items to start layering with.  Our first layer of today is the Burnished Night Hap by Sonja Bargielowska.  This lovely shawl is knit in a light fingering weight yarn on larger needles, creating a light and Read the full article…

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Around the Web – August 2017

Our monthly selection from the best bit of around the web.  This week textile artist Imogen Di Sapia has announced she will be exhibiting at ONCA Gallery from the 17th to the 24th of March 2018. Alongside the showcasing of Imogen’s pieces, THE SELKIE: Weaving & the Wild Feminine will also includes a series of talks and Read the full article…

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Knitting School – Autumn Term

It’s never too late to arm yourself with new skills. Especially if it’s to learn something as cool as knitting or crochet. This Autumn we’ll have a series of Learn to Knit and Next Steps in Knitting classes running from September to November. In Learn to Knit, students are taught the basics of the craft; cast on, knit, purl and Read the full article…

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Tutorial – How to Knit Nupps

Kate and I have been knitting lots of bobbles lately. Really a lot. Kate finished her last cardi, Ronn by Karin Weststrand  while I am half way through the Viaduct shawl by Beata Jezek. Bobbles – also known as Estonian nupp – are often found in lace patterns and there are several possible ways to knit them. Here is a review Read the full article…