Hats, Pattern

Bamboo Stitch Beanie Hat Pattern

The Bamboo stitch is one of my favourite stitch to use for items designed for colder weather just like this beanie hat. This particular design is adjustable for babies up to an XL adult size using DK weight yarn but if you want it a little chunkier you can go up to worsted or chunky… Read More Bamboo Stitch Beanie Hat Pattern

Technique

How To Knit The Bamboo Stitch

The Bamboo Stitch is one of my favourite stitches to use in many of my projects. When worked with thicker yarn such as worsted, Aran, or chunky you get a really cozy fabric knit up really quickly and when using lighter yarns such as sport weight or fingering you create an airy fabric that’s great… Read More How To Knit The Bamboo Stitch

Technique

How To Pick Up A Dropped Stitch

Repairing Ladders: How many times have you looked at your work and suddenly realised you’ve got the wrong stitch count and look to discover that you’ve dropped a stitch a few rows down now making a lovely ladder effect? There’s that moment when you wonder if you should rip everything back to below the dropped… Read More How To Pick Up A Dropped Stitch

Technique

How To Relax Yarn After Frogging

Recycling Yarn For New Projects As with any project you will undoubtedly decide to rip it out entirely at some point or another. This can be for many reasons which I wont go into here but the important result is that  you can recycle that yarn you have just frogged and save yourself some money… Read More How To Relax Yarn After Frogging

Crochet, Pattern, Scarf

Chunky Waffle Infinity Scarf: Free Pattern

The waffle stitch is a great introduction for beginners looking to move into 3D textures and how to make your work stand out rather than just being another flat piece. The great thing about the waffle stitch is that you can make just about anything with it: scarves, blankets, wash-cloths. If it’s in a square… Read More Chunky Waffle Infinity Scarf: Free Pattern

Gloves, Pattern

Arrow Eyelet Hand-Warmer Knitted Pattern

I have designed a new hand-warmer to keep the chill out in the Autumn months or to wear inside on those cold December days and the office heating just isn’t quite up to scratch. Having passed the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year (in the UK) it is time for us organised knitters… Read More Arrow Eyelet Hand-Warmer Knitted Pattern

Baby, Hats, Pattern

Little Twists Baby Hat Pattern

This is a lovely quick knit hat pattern for children aged 3 months – 10 years. This pattern is all based around twisted knit stitches to create columns of little twisters that all meet up at the crown of the head. The pattern can be adjusted for adults but it is not included in the pattern but… Read More Little Twists Baby Hat Pattern

Technique

How To Start Double Knitting: 7 Common Problems With Answers

Double Knitting Tips For Beginners Also known as reversible knitting this technique allows you to make two connected layers of fabric at a time. It’s great for any type of garment you want to potentially wear on either side, or for garments you will end up seeing both sides of anyway: hats, gloves, scarves/shawls, cardigans,… Read More How To Start Double Knitting: 7 Common Problems With Answers

Technique

Rip It Out Before You Tear It Out: How To Correct Knitting Mistakes

So you’ve been knitting for a while and managed to get a good-sized chunk of that section done but when you look down and inspect your work you realize that you’ve made a mistake! Maybe it was getting your tension wrong and now your knitted piece is too big or too small, it  could be… Read More Rip It Out Before You Tear It Out: How To Correct Knitting Mistakes

Technique

An Introduction To Knitting Needles

The Tools Of The Trade There is such a variety of knitting needles available on the market it can be hard for a beginner (and also seasoned knitters) to choose which type of needle you should be picking for your project. As your needles will play a big role in the success of your project… Read More An Introduction To Knitting Needles