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Giveaway: Win Three Skeins Of Handspun Yarn!

Giveaway: Win Three Skeins Of Handspun Yarn!

I’ve decided to part with my most recent three skeins of handspun yarn and thought it would be nice to host a giveaway to find them new homes. One of my hopes this year is to improve a few of my skills and expand my […]

Recovery Spin

Recovery Spin

Get straight back on the bike you fall off of; get straight back on the wheel when the yarn doesn’t work. I quickly came to terms with the fact that I made an ugly yarn, and in retrospect have decided that it is not that […]

The Ancient, Knit Anew: Trilobite Tank Top

The Ancient, Knit Anew: Trilobite Tank Top

Some time last year I decided to knit my little boy a new tank top as anything I had already made for him was so very quickly grown out of. I decided to design the tank top with trilobite motifs, simply as a challenge to […]

Handspun Yarn Experiment: Finished Spin Show & Tell

Handspun Yarn Experiment: Finished Spin Show & Tell

I have finished plying my most recent skein of handspun. A 3-ply skein weighing 155g and 400m in length, this was my attempt at spinning something a bit heavier than my usual spinning output. Most of the general tips I have seen on spinning a […]

My First Steeks: Knitting Oorik

My First Steeks: Knitting Oorik

When Jen from A-C Knitwear announced the A Year Of Techniques project, there was one subject that I really, really wanted to appear in the line up, and that was steeking. Steeks are perhaps one of the more jovially divisive techniques in the knitting skills […]

Knitting The Brambling Shawl

Knitting The Brambling Shawl

The second month’s instalment of A Year of Techniques focusses on the favourite skill of 1980s jumper fans: Intarsia. Bristol Ivy’s Brambling Shawl¬†sets out to separate intarsia’s reputation away from images of a grinning Giles Brandreth in a striking and bold colourblock design. Knit in […]