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More knitting jargon this week, with p2tog, or purl two together. Just as last week, it’s a need to know skill and is one of the first shaping skills you’ll find in easy to knit patterns.   To learn more about Knit With Hannah everyContinue Reading
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The title says it all! Knitting can be practiced for years and years without shaping anything. There can be project after project producing fabulous fabric which runs straight and true, sides parallel, hems neat, cast-offs tidy. But what happens if someone says,”Knit me a hatContinue Reading
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I’m sure you all had an inkling that after the knit stitch I would give you the biz of purl. Here it is! I found purl a completely baffling part of knitting when my Mum tried to teach me. I didn’t get it. I just didn’tContinue Reading
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To ‘cast on’ is to begin knitting. The only other option is to crochet a chain from your yarn and knit into those stitches- but that is still a foundation row and would be called a ‘cast on’. The word ‘cast’ has various meanings, fromContinue Reading
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These few videos will start you off like a pro… And if you’d like a project to practice all of these skills how about the new free tutorial to knit a small blanket?Continue Reading
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It’s quite simple really, isn’t it? Imagine sitting in your armchair, fire lit in the stove, a cup of cocoa just within reach on your IKEA coffee table. You have a vintage episode of The X-Files humming in the background and the knitting in yourContinue Reading
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My Mum taught me this method when I was brave enough to cast on for myself. Knitting was enough- but casting on too, that’s just crazy right!? For many years I never even knew that other options existed. When I did discover the knitting bibleContinue Reading
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My essentials for knitting have changed over the years, and for different projects I need different things, but this video shows what I keep in my bag, so I know where to find what I need for all eventualities. Let me know in the commentsContinue Reading
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