KNITTING KIT | For beginners

BEGINNER KNITTING KIT | What would be the essential things you would recommend to a beginner knitter? Knitting has become hugely popular again and supplies for the craft have swamped in the market (which is amazing!). If you’re a beginner knitter getting the right ‘kit’ can be overwhelming. Choice can be a really good thing especially when …

The Shetland Trader MKAL: Clue 1

So you’ll remember from a previous post that I signed up to do Gudrun Johnston’s first MKAL. After days of trying to decide on yarn I came up with using three skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn from my stash (see I am stash busting lol) in Bike Bell (neon yellow), Crystal (a pale grey …

Tutorial Tuesday: Kitchener Stitch

This is a technique to create a seamless join.  This method is great for seaming toes of top-down socks, baby garments and any join where you don’t want to see a join. Kitchener stitch is also referred to as grafting and is the process of weaving together two sets of stitches that are still on the …

Friday FO: Little House Shawl

This week’s Friday FO is a mini shawl that I made for a friends daughter. This is a free pattern on ravelry called the Little House Shawl created by Joanna Johnson who says the design was inspired by the books of Laura Ingalls Walder in Little House on the Praire. The shawl itself comes in sizes …