I hate nupps. As Sean so correctly points out, there is no simple way of purling 9 together – so why do we put ourselves through it?! I love knitting lace shawls and I love the effect of nupps on them but I just hated knitting nupps. I was increasingly reading on Ravelry project pages… Continue reading Hate Nupps? How to substitute nupps with popcorns
One of the drawbacks of knitting is the effect it can have on your poor hands. I’m not old enough to suffer from arthritis yet but my poor nanna had to give up knitting due to hers, and some days when I’m doing a lot of knitting I really feel the effect it has on… Continue reading Make your own Knitter’s Hand Balm
That is the question. When I re-found my knitty mojo in my mid twenties and picked up knitting again for the first time since I was a teenager, I threw myself in with gusto. I already knew the stitches, owned the needles and could follow patterns, so when I was in a local craft shop… Continue reading To swatch or not to swatch……
There’s a dazzling cornucopia of yarns available to us knitters today. We are quite literally sometimes spoiled for choice which is why so many so many of us have accumulated such huge stash piles. We live in a modern age, not only being able to visit our local yarn shops like our mothers and grandmothers… Continue reading Are you a Yarn Snob?
Yarn Snobs and nay-sayers will try and tell you that you cannot block acrylic yarn but I am here to tell you, from experience that this is rubbish. You can block acrylic yarn (and yarns with a high acrylic content) and make your garments look much better by doing so. With any knitted garment, blocking evens… Continue reading Can you block acrylic yarn?
I love all things vintage. I find the shapes and styles from vintage clothes and knitted garments are just so flattering and feminine. I think a lot of my designs reflect this whilst giving things a modern fit. If like me, you love vintage style, you’ve probably at some point bought a vintage knitting pattern. There are… Continue reading How to adapt a vintage knitting pattern for modern yarn