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Stitch of the Week: Spiral Pillars Stitch

Stitch of the Week

Stitch of the Week: Spiral Pillars Stitch

Spiral Pillars Stitch This stitch is worked over a multiple of 10 stitches. 4 rows form the pattern.  1st row (WS): *K2, P6, K2, rep from * to end. 2nd row: *P2, (K2 tog then knit 1st of these sts again, slipping both from needle together) 3 times, P2, rep from * to end. 3rd row: *K2, P6, K2, rep from * to end. 4th row: *P2, K1, (K2 tog then knit 1st of these sts again, slipping both from needle together) twice, K1, P2, rep from * to end. NOTE Knit 2 tog then knit 1st of these sts...

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Stitch of the Week: Picot Cast of Edging

Stitch of the Week

Stitch of the Week: Picot Cast of Edging

Picot Cast-Off Edging This edging is worked over an even number of stitches. Cast off Row: Cast off 3 sts, * sl last st back on to left-hand needle, cast on 2 sts, cast off 4 sts, rep from * ending last rep, cast off 5 sts. Working picot row, (A): Cast off the first 3 stitches, * sl the last stitch used in casting off from the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle. Working into the stitch returned to the left-hand needle, cast on 2 stitches. Working picot row, (B): Cast off 4 stitches on left-hand needle. Rep from...

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Stitch of the Week: Crochet Shell Pattern

Stitch of the Week

Stitch of the Week: Crochet Shell Pattern

It's a stitch for you crocheters this week! Why not pick up your hooks and learn a new technique with the fab Crochet Shell Pattern - we think it would look gorgeous on a little one's cardigan  or as a beanie for the cooler weather... Crochet Shell Pattern Note: This pattern uses UK crochet terminology. Make foundation ch. Multiple of 6 + 2. 1st row: 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. into next ch., * ch., miss 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each of next 3 ch., rep. from * ending 3 ch., miss 3ch., 1 d.c....

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Stitch of the Week: Fancy Rib Stitch

Stitch of the Week

Stitch of the Week: Fancy Rib Stitch

Another week, another stitch! This time, get your needles around the Fancy Rib stitch. This technique would look great on a range of products includes scarves, sweaters and even pretty summer cardigans! Fancy Rib Stitch This stitch is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1. 2 rows form the pattern. 1st row (RS): *K1, P1, K into the front and back of next st, P1, rep from * to last st, k1. 2nd row: *P1, K1, P2 tog, K1, rep from * to last st, P1. NOTE Purl 2 together (P2 tog), second and every alternate row: Insert...

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Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

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Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of the fabric, or in the technical skills needed to make it, but in the way the written patterns work as well. Let’s face it, crochet patterns can be LONG! Not only does the designer have to tell you which stitch...

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