Knitting patterns tell you how to knit the pattern and the shape for the garment you want. Many commercially available patterns are written out row by row using shorthand and abbreviations. You will soon get to know how to read these. The alternative, which is often used in knitting magazines to save space, is to […]
The following hints and tips were shared with me by visitors to this website. Store your patterns in plastic wallets in a ring binder. This keeps them clean and makes them easy to look through when you’re looking for a new project. When you put your work down always push the stitches down the needles […]
In the UK we have a blood transfusion service that takes blood from donors to use where needed in emergencies and during operations. This is a vital service and they are always looking for new volunteers to donate blood. They are looking for enthusiastic knitters to help raise awareness of blood donation for a donor […]
I’ve been playing with the video camera and created a quick video to review the latest additions to my knitting library. Enjoy! Both these books are available from Amazon – see links below. Available from Amazon.com Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia, and Double Knitting Only recommended if you’re an experienced knitter – […]
Life’s been far too busy lately so it’s taken me far too long to finish the gloves. Now the cold weather is here I’ve made the effort to finish them. They’re warm and snug and have nice long cuffs so the wrists stay warm too. The pattern was JB058 from James Brett and the yarn […]
Here in the UK we’re having an early October heatwave with temperatures up around 90°C. And I’ve just finished this hat ready for winter! The pattern is a repeating group of 5 plain stitches and a simple 8 stitch cable separated by pairs of purl stitches. My next project will be the gloves to go […]
Finished the right front last night.
Inspired by the Patchwork Knitting workshop last weekend I’ve now embarked on a new project. This is going to be a waistcoat with pointed fronts using the chevron technique we learned at the weekend.
Spent yesterday at a Patchwork Knitting Day in Marlow Bottom organised by Jill Brownjohn of Crafty Events and led by Heather Murray (www.heatherknits.com) and Rosie Sykes. Great fun and learned lots. I have done patchwork knitting before but having not done any for several years I’d forgotten the nuances!
Welcome to the new look Knitting Site! I’m really excited about the new direction for the site and I’m planning on being much more involved on a day to day basis. John (my husband and technical whizz) and I have spent the last few weeks moving the whole site onto a new platform. This gives […]