When you’re knitting a bottom up sweater and reach the directions for ‘joining the body and sleeves’ do you find it difficult to visualise how the pieces fit together? If you lay the two sleeves and body out like the photo above you may find it easier to picture where the knitting is going next. A ...Read more
We’re a wee bit distracted today in Scotland! Yesterday I joked on twitter and facebook that if someone didn’t come up with a topic for Technique Thursday I’d end up doing a tutorial for Saltire pom poms. There were some excellent suggestions and I’ve put them on our list for the future (and since ...Read more
Supplies needed — zipper, ribbon, thread, pins, needle, scissors and thimble if you use one <...Read more
This is definitely just an introduction to the subject, but I’ve been playing around with using a Shetland knitting belt for a while now and get a lot of questions about it. There’s a lot of misinformation about this tool and how it’s used floating around on t...Read more
It’s not really magic. It’s algebra but maths is rather magical, especially when designing (or even altering) patterns means it’s way more useful than you ever believed in high school.
Double yarn overs allow you to make larger, more dramatic holes in lace and can also be used for a simple buttonhole. Read more