General Knitty Chat

Don’t be scared of knitting socks! Some common Misconceptions about sock knitting

I’m knitting socks at the moment. I love knitting socks but it wasn’t always the way, I was really quite a late comer to sock knitting. There were a number of reasons for this which I’d like to discuss with you today in case you feel the same……… Aren’t hand knitted socks too bulky and sweaty… Continue reading Don’t be scared of knitting socks! Some common Misconceptions about sock knitting

Tutorials & How-To's

How to achieve neat, even ribbing in knitting

One of the main problems knitters encounter is keeping their ribbing looking neat. Ribbing, whether it be 1×1, 2×2 or whatever combination can look sloppy – the main reason for this is that the column of Knit stitches preceding a column of Purl stitches can often look wobbly and uneven. So why does this happen to so… Continue reading How to achieve neat, even ribbing in knitting

Suzie Sparkles' Designs

The Summer Cardi Collection

It’s finally here! My latest collection of 4 ladies cropped summer cardigans. Each of the 4 patterns includes the instructions to knit the short, long and 3/4 length sleeves of each design. The 4 patterns are available individually or together as an E-book for a bargain £4.95. To see each design’s Ravelry Page: Clockwise from… Continue reading The Summer Cardi Collection