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The Disturbia crochet shawl

The Disturbia crochet shawl

The Disturbia yarn and the featured shawl patterns have been a hit during the launch of the Knit365 collaboration. Here's more about the Disturbia crochet design and the things I've...

The Disturbia crochet shawl

The Disturbia yarn and the featured shawl patterns have been a hit during the launch of the Knit365 collaboration. Here's more about the Disturbia crochet design and the things I've...

Can you knit flat on circular needles?

Can you knit flat on circular needles?

Can you knit flat with circular needles? Yes! You absolutely can.  Yes you can! Do not let anyone tell you it's impossible unless they are willing to demonstrate why. I've...

Can you knit flat on circular needles?

Can you knit flat with circular needles? Yes! You absolutely can.  Yes you can! Do not let anyone tell you it's impossible unless they are willing to demonstrate why. I've...

It's time to celebrate the flat knit (again?)

It's time to celebrate the flat knit (again?)

I really do love a flat knit. It brings me back to my early knitting days when everything was new and exciting. I enjoyed the process of knitting flat, so...

It's time to celebrate the flat knit (again?)

I really do love a flat knit. It brings me back to my early knitting days when everything was new and exciting. I enjoyed the process of knitting flat, so...

31 Days of Warmth Instagram Challenge

31 Days of Warmth Instagram Challenge

Doing anything in January? Why not head to Instagram and beat the post-Christmas blues with some inspiring daily prompts?  What is it?  It's a daily Instagram challenge where we share...

31 Days of Warmth Instagram Challenge

Doing anything in January? Why not head to Instagram and beat the post-Christmas blues with some inspiring daily prompts?  What is it?  It's a daily Instagram challenge where we share...

How do I check my knitting tension? How to work out what my gauge is in knitting. Why swatching is important for knitting and crochet projects. How to measure your stitches and rows accurately.

What is gauge and why do I need to check it?

Gauge, also known as 'tension' is the measurement of stitches to rows or rounds. Gauge is important and here's why you need to check it.  This is important for several...

What is gauge and why do I need to check it?

Gauge, also known as 'tension' is the measurement of stitches to rows or rounds. Gauge is important and here's why you need to check it.  This is important for several...

Why you shouldn't give up on your projects

Why you shouldn't give up on your projects

  When you're starting something new, it can be really hard to stick with it. The idea of the finished item is sometimes enough to get us through a tricky...

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Why you shouldn't give up on your projects

  When you're starting something new, it can be really hard to stick with it. The idea of the finished item is sometimes enough to get us through a tricky...

1 comment