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Understanding Yarn – choosing the right yarn for your project

Knitting patterns are usually written with a certain type of yarn in mind, meaning that the designer has put lots of thought into the characteristics of their chosen yarn as this will impact the finished piece of knitwear considerably. Therefore when choosing yarn for a pattern, it is good to understand the yarn characteristics of the 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…

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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…

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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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Pattern Round Up – January 2019

January has finally come to an end after what feels like forever. And although January sometimes has its blue moments, there have been some pretty fabulous pattern releases that have cheered us up. Here is our first ever pattern round up of 2019! 1. Novemberist Hat and Novemerist Mitts by Vanessa SmithWe loved this hat as Read the full article…