Sep 19

You can be the colour knitting guru!

Knitting Yarn 101

Knitting with colour seems a long way off when you start knitting. You knit a blue hat for a newborn baby boy, maybe a purple scarf for your Auntie and as you get a bit more adventurous you discover the variegated yarn that makes your knitting look like you’re the Fair Isle queen and your […]

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Sep 11

Double Moss stitch

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

If you’re after a bit of texture in your knitting and want to get fancy, this is your chance. In this video I’ve used a chunky, smooth, wool yarn and most importantly a plain coloured yarn, to show off the combination of knit and purl stitches. Have a go yourself, this is an ideal stitch […]

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Sep 05

Are You A Witty Knitter?

Knitting Yarn 101

I love remembering the days when I would gather with my friends and chit-chat about knitting, all of us sharing the space to discuss our latest projects and read our knitting magazines. Those days aren’t that far behind me, but it’s a different world. For me it’s different because I realised that my health wouldn’t […]

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Aug 28

How To Knit A Bobble

Finishing Your Knits

You’ve seen me create tassels already… Well are you ready to see more options? Today it’s the bobble. Not the big old pom-pom that sits on top, but a tiny bobble which adds the elegant flourish to a beret. You know what else I’ve used these for? Buttons! They are great buttons! Especially perfect for […]

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Aug 08

How To Make Multi-Coloured Tassels

Finishing Your Knits

“….if you think it, want it, dream it, then it’s real, you are what you feel…” I love the musical, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. There’s something in the story and soundtrack that just gives me goosebumps. It’s the tale of someone overcoming misfortune, difficult situations and harsh treatment, only to come out shining […]

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Aug 01

Tassel Earrings anyone?

Finishing Your Knits

It does seem a shame to have left-over yarn sitting inside the deep, dark depths of a wooden blanket box or Hogwarts trunk- well, we have to knit hats for the House Elves, don’t we?! Maybe in real life, it’s in the plastic storage boxes that sit hidden from the family in the secret cupboard […]

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