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Unpicking a seam in stocking stitch

Unpicking a seam in stocking stitch

The dreaded feeling of finishing a knit, only for it to not fit! In this case, is the hat too long or too short? In another, have you sewn up a seam in a sleeve, only to discover that when you reach the cuff you […]

How To Knit Garter Stitch

How To Knit Garter Stitch

Are you a new knitter who’s starting to find themselves confused by ‘knitter’s jargon’? Everybody has to go through this at some point. Some things are so obvious to an experienced knitter, and not to the beginner. And it’s so frustrating! I remember going to […]

How I store my knitting needles

How I store my knitting needles

How do you keep track of those knitting needle pairs? Are they all over the place? Do you dare not use them, for fear of losing one? And so they turn into yet another bane in your life like ‘find the odd sock’ has become […]

Sewing A Garter Stitch Seam

Sewing A Garter Stitch Seam

You’ve knitted a rectangle- great job! Now you need to join it together somehow, to create a knitted headband, a bracelet, a coin purse or a square toque or beanie. This is where the problem arises… you signed up to learn how to knit, not […]

My Favourite Casting On Method

My Favourite Casting On Method

Yes, I admit it, I have a favourite. We fell in love about thirty years ago and as the years have gone by I’ve appreciated it’s assets even more! Can you tell, it’s earned a special place in my heart?! If you’d like to learn […]

How to pick up a dropped k2tog

How to pick up a dropped k2tog

What happens when you either forget the k2tog or drop a stitch and have the stitch drop through a k2tog. Disaster! Do you unravel three or more stitches to start decreasing again? Or do you do what I do, that is take a crochet hook […]

6 mistakes a beginner knitter needs to avoid

6 mistakes a beginner knitter needs to avoid

Can it really be that simple, avoiding 6 mistakes and everything will be hunky-dory? Well, believe it or not, it could be a big factor in whether you set yourself up for life-long enjoyment of knitting rather than giving it up at the first hurdle. […]

How to make a simple pom-pom

How to make a simple pom-pom

Find yourself some chunky (bulky) yarn and a pair of scissors and you’re ready! Is it that simple? Well yes, it is. Using a pom-pom maker, will do a similar job as your fingers, so I say, just use your fingers! Whichever path you take you’re […]


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