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Shawl Along KAL

Why We Love a KAL

We love a good KAL and as our summer shawl-along comes to a close, we’ve been enjoying seeing everyone’s finished shawl photos and reflecting on why we love KALs so much. Firstly, what is a KAL? A KAL or Knitalong is a group of people knitting a project together over a set amount of time Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – March 2018

At this time of year we often find ourselves with more 4ply yarn than you can shake a stick at. So we have dedicated this months pattern round up to 4ply / fingering weight!  Bolan by Leila Raabe is a gorgeous light tee with lovely sleeve lacey detail. With an interesting construction and a easy Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – February 2018

This months Pattern Round Up featurs lots of cold weather items! With the storm and crazy weather this week all we have been thinking about are cost knits. We can look forward to springy knit items next month. For now, pass us our big woolly WIPS! Firstly are Amanda Reversible Mitts by Yvonne B Thorsen. Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – January 2018

January’s knitting in our part of the world is all about creating a cosy layer to keep away those January blues! After the deadlines of gift knitting  and the excitement of the holidays we have been looking forward to things to knit for our selves. These are our most fave patterns which have been released Read the full article…

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Achievable Knits for Christmas!

Can you believe its just over two weeks till Christmas! We here at the shop have started on a few Christmas knits, with the help of the Knit Night Extremities KAL and our knitting pals encouragement we are busy making gifts for our loved ones! If you need any encouragement head over to our Ravelry Read the full article…

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Socks Socks Socks!

We are so proud of all our recent Grow a Pair sock knitters that we are bursting with pride and inspiration to cast on all the socks! Each student walked away with at least one mini knitted sock, mastering all the essential techniques for your first pair of socks. Stretchy cast on’s, magic loop, heel 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…

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WATG Macrame Kits – Review

Macrame seems to be everywhere. Not only thousands of images of pot hangers, bracelets, hand bags and hangings are flooding social media everyday, but there’s also more and more of you coming to the shop asking for macrame supplies. As we do not like to be left out, we’ve decided to give it a go and try Read the full article…

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Completed Project: Snæfellsnes Jumper

About a year ago I went to visit a friend in Iceland and ever since I came back I’ve been slightly obsessed with the idea of knitting myself an Icelandic jumper similar to those I came across in Reykjavik yarn shops. Being from Basque Country – where the need for heavy knitwear is pretty limited – Read the full article…