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Completed Project – Stockholm Sweater.

When planning for a new knitting project I usually look for patterns with interesting colour work or textured motifs. Something a bit challenging that can potentially teach me new tricks. However a few months ago it came to my attention that there was a gap in my clothing for a plain and simple jumper. Soon Read the full article…

Around the Web, February 2019, Permanent Style, New Yorker, Alexandra Lang, Bridget Harvey, Signe Riisom

Around The Web – February 2019

A woollen garment is something precious. Especially when it’s hand knitted. They are cherished items made to be worn proudly. We also know that with a bit of extra love and care they can last us for decades. Truth is, as fun as it is to show off your latest knits, the cleaning part of Read the full article…

Anna Maltz, Ruperto, Marlisle, Completed Project, Jacob, West Yorkshire Spinners, Fibre Co, Lore

Completed Project – Elodie’s Ruperto Scarf

As part of my New Year resolution I wanted to knit the scarf pattern from Anna Maltz book Marlisle – Ruperto. I really like the randomness of how the two colours come out when they are knitted together. Also winter finally came and I desperately needed a scarf! I chose to knit with the West Read the full article…

Onion, Nettle Sock Yarn, Lise Bogevald, 4ply, socks

The Yarn in Review: Onion Nettle Sock Yarn

Looking for an alternative to nylon based sock yarns? Search no more! Onion Nettle Sock Yarn is a beautiful blend of 70% wool and 30% Nettle that will keep your feet cozy and warm all year round. To give you a little taster of what it would feel like to knit with the Onion NSY, we 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…

Know Your Sheep, Shetlands, Shetland Islands, Wool Journey, Jamieson and Smith

Know Your Sheep – The Shetland Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the fleece produced by different breeds of sheep is a good way to understand what Read the full article…

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Around the Web – July 2017

Our monthly selection of the best bits from around the web. Southampton University’s Knitting Reference Library is a mine of information about knitting practices in the Victorian era and 20th century. This online collection is open access and includes over than 300 knitting books, pamphlets, stitchionaries, catalogues and single patterns. Due to copyright protection, single patterns only show their cover Read the full article…

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Podcasts for Knitters and Makers.

For this post we’ve been asking to friends and fellow knitters what in their opinion are the best knitting and sewing podcasts currently being released? We’ve taken note of their suggestions, listened to each them and came back with a selection of 5 programs that have shown both thoughtful content and great delivery. Hope you’ll like them as much Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – June 2017

Need some inspiration for a future project? We hope this Round Up will gives you some ideas on what to cast on next! Summer Bursts in June is a sport weight shawl which should appeal to knitters fond of brioche and subtle colour work. The lace sections lighten the whole look of the shawl, giving it a nice summer feel. Read the full article…