Aug 21

How To Pick Up A Dropped Garter Stitch

Knitting Tips and Tricks

You’re knitting along quite happily when you realise that there’s a hole… a run, a ladder, escaping from the middle of your needles! Don’t panic! If you’re knitting every row, you’re knitting what is called garter stitch and you can fix this lickety-split! All you need is a crochet hook or a spare needle, and […]

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Aug 10

Yoga For Knitters: Travel yoga

Yoga For Knitters

If you’re someone who knits everywhere… and I mean everywhere, knitting in the car, knitting on a plane, knitting on a train while you’re commuting…. well this is for you. It’s so easy to realise after an hour of knitting that you’ve barely moved your head, neck, arms or legs in that time and that […]

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Aug 03

Yoga For Knitters: Eye Yoga

Yoga For Knitters

Your eyes are focussing and can get strained when knitting, especially if the light is low in the evening or you’re knitting with 4ply yarn or even thinner. Your eyes might start aching if you’re knitting a pattern using lace or colour techniques where you have to look at every stitch to be sure you’re […]

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Jul 22

Yoga For Knitters: Hands and Wrists

Yoga For Knitters

Self-care when you’re knitting is important for preventing problems before they occur. Taking breaks is something that I will always advocate and beginning to practice yoga, to give a little therapy for the parts of your body that you use when knitting, is the perfect tool to learn. It’s a great idea to mix up […]

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Jul 13

What Is 4 ply Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

DK, Chunky, bulky, sock, fingering, lace weight, aran, worsted, and yes, 4 ply…. All weights of yarn, some the same, some stand-alone, but all weights of yarn that we are likely to encounter at some point in our knitting journey- if only to identify the yarn that we don’t need, when searching for yarn that […]

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Jul 04

Yarn Review 2018

Knitting Yarn 101

Let’s talk about Yarn! I have been knitting with a few new yarns over the last year and have some reviews ready for you. I’ll talk more about the five yarns that I loved the most in the video. To my surprise they were mostly chunky yarns- surprising as I do use a wide range […]

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Knitting a couple of elbow patches is a great way to encourage a favourite item to give a few more year's wear and allow that love to continue. Let's do it- needles and yarn at the ready!
Jul 04

How To Knit Elbow Patches

Knitting Patterns

I don’t know about you, but elbow patches make me think of dusty old English Professors, and tweed jackets. And didn’t the eleventh Doctor Who, aka Matt Smith, have leather elbow patches in his tweed jackets? (Matt probably wore them in his hunting jacket as Prince Philip too!) The whole idea is to encourage a […]

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