Tag Archives: Help

Hold the DPN!

I managed for years without this knitting gadget, and now it’s an essential part of my kit … I hadn’t known what I was missing! It’s a DPN Holder, to keep stitches safe on double pointed needles while in storage … Continue reading

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Velcro update

A while ago, I was bemoaning the incompatibility of wool and Velcro. Although I love the ingenuity and efficiency of Velcro, I love my knitted accessories more! Having looked for alternative solutions, it seemed there was nothing for it but … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert! The moths were innocent!

Every knitter is on constant alert for the dreadedย clothes mothย – the tiny creaturesย can wreak havoc in your precious stash and can leave your hand knitted treasures in tatters ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So when I saw holes in several t-shirts recently, I began … Continue reading

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Wrap and Turn

My latest one-skein projectย included the instruction “w&t”, meaning “wrap and turn”. There are probably numerous methods of doing this, and I know some people don’t even bother with it – it is a technique to avoid creating an unwanted hole … Continue reading

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Velcro – friend or foe?

That clever hook and loop fastener – one quick tap and it joins itself together, one quick tug and it comes apart … Are you a fan? For me, the downside is that Velcro and wool don’t get on. And … Continue reading

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Casting on with a crochet hook

I mentioned in a previousย postย that I’m a convert to the method of using a crochet hook to cast on my knitting – it gives a neat, stretchy edge that looks more like a cast off edge than a cast on … Continue reading

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