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 […]
Hello and welcome to this issue of Knitting Know-How. In this issue: Buttonholes: Video demonstration of both single stitch buttonholes, and buttonholes where you cast off two stitches and then cast them on again to make the buttonhole. The Secrets of Knitting For Profit: Book review of a book by Liz Raad covering everything you […]
Finished the right front last night.
Hello and welcome to this first issue of the Knitting Know-How Newsletter. In this edition: How to Tink – Video demonstrating how to unknit (tink) one stitch at a time. Intarsia Knitting DVD – learn how to do picture knitting. Submit your questions And remember, if you have any knitting related questions, drop me an […]
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 […]