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Guide to Modern Knitting – in 1939!

Thanks to the handwritten dedication to a family member on the title page, I know that this book dates from before Christmas 1939 … It contains tips and techniques for new and experienced knitters, as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Impromptu Mitts

I needed a simple travel project at short notice, so headed to my stash and looked for inspiration. I found it in the form of a 50g ball of Drops Fabel, a variegated 4 ply in a range of blues … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert! The moths were innocent!

Every knitter is on constant alert for the dreaded clothes moth – the tiny creatures can wreak havoc in your precious stash and can leave your hand knitted treasures in tatters 😦 So when I saw holes in several t-shirts recently, I began … Continue reading

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Best knitting tips?

We learn so much over the years. Much of it by trial and error 😉 This is certainly the case in knitting and crochet! With this in mind, and to share our learning, what are the best knitting tips or … Continue reading

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Lifeline – floss and ear worm

At our recent knit-and-natter, I was extolling the virtues of using a lifeline when working lace patterns … Threading a piece of contrasting thread along the row every now and then (and leaving it there while you continue knitting) means … Continue reading

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In the long run

Today’s unexpected knitting thought started with the recurrence of a niggling pain in my wrist … I’ve had a weakness there for years – probably a combination of too much computer work in my job and a love of handicraft … Continue reading

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Wrap and Turn

My latest one-skein project 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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A tall tale (tail?)

Having offered to sew up a cardigan for a friend, I realised how we take for granted some of the small tips and tricks that we develop over the years and utilise in our own crafting. One of my own … Continue reading

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Casting on with a crochet hook

I mentioned in a previous post 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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