Tag Archives: garter stitch

Retro Tea Cosy

This little project proved to be an unexpected challenge – pulling the stranded yarn tightly across the back of the work felt so wrong! Normally, stranded colour work requires a nice, even tension to stop the floats from pulling. Here, … Continue reading

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A nose for wool

There’s a “nose” in relation to wine, so why not for wool? I’ve thought about this several times this week, as I’ve found myself burying my nose in my knitting and breathing in the distinctive wool fumes emanating from my … Continue reading

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Castonitis

Yep, the Single Project Status didn’t last long 😉 Last week I started a vintage style cardigan, which is making good progress, but it isn’t the best travel knitting. So I had to cast on some self-striping socks … And of course, while I … Continue reading

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Just knitting in the rain

The heavens opened today … … so I was grateful to have my knitting with me while I waited for 10 minutes in the car park … It is a shawl based on Louise Tilbrook’s 4 ply Fuss-Free Festival Shawl pattern, except … Continue reading

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Stripes and more stripes

Back in 2012, I bought some yarn to make the “in” project of the moment, the Color Affection shawl by Veera Välimäki. With hindsight, I now recognise that I had reservations about the colour choices and yarn composition from the … Continue reading

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Half a shawl = finished project!

This project was loitering in the UFO basket pending a decision about its future … Having gone up half a needle size to achieve a squishy texture, my yardage was affected and it gradually dawned on me that I would not have enough of … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside

Yes, it may be cold outside, but it’s a great excuse to wear lots of knitted layers! Hats are a great way to add colour to an outfit and bring cheer to a dull day. They are suitable for all … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Fluttering by with a thought for the day … Let’s dream! 🙂

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Have yarn … will travel

It has been a while since I talked about the journeys undertaken by my knitting … My latest travel project is a ‘zigzag cowl’ in Lang Mille Colori Baby, a 4-ply 100% merino in 2 contrasting colourways which alternate to … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker Yarns

Last week I shared the Hitchhiker shawlettes with you … For those who want to know the yarn details, I’ll fill you in! This one is in “Opal Gallery”:- This one is in “Opal Paradise”:- and this one is in “Opal … Continue reading

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