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How to Knit Stripes in the Round

Tutorials

How to Knit Stripes in the Round

Welcome back Mary Beth Temple, who is here with a whole host of exciting tutorials for you. Make the most out of your knitting and crochet with these terrific tips...this week, she's going to teach you all about the jogless join!   A couple of weeks ago we talked about different ways to knit in the round, and a lot of people seemed to be interested and to have more questions. So this week, we will take things a little bit farther. I am making a newborn size baby hat out of three colors of Deramores Baby DK yarn. I am using DPNs...

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Frida's Flowers CAL

Frida's Flowers CAL

Jane Crowfoot’s latest CAL is here and we’ve fallen in love with this fresh floral design!   After the phenomenal success of the luscious Lily Pond CAL in 2015 Jane Crowfoot is back with this fabulous crochet-along. Frida’s Flowers Blanket is inspired by Mexican Folk Art, along with the colourful dresses worn by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and we are swooning over the deep hues within the CAL. Jane designed the rich blanket in assosiation with the British brand Stylecraft and we’re so excited to release the colour pack to create this gorgeous blanket! The CAL uses Classique Cotton,...

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Exploring Our Differences: UK vs. US

Exploring Our Differences: UK vs. US

Our guest blogger, Kathryn Senior, is back and this time, she’s going to explain the differences between UK and US crochet terminology in this refreshing read… Exploring our differences: UK and US crochet terms Whether you are starting out in crochet or an old hand, chances are that you’ve been confused by the difference between UK terms and US terms used in patterns, blogs and tutorials. Here we’re going to concentrate on the differences between English-speaking nations. This guide should give you a good overview of both sets of terms to keep you happy and content in your hooky adventures....

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Erika Knight: Studio Linen

Range Reviews

Erika Knight: Studio Linen

A durable, soft and lustrous yarn perfect for your summer wardrobe.   Erika Knight’s latest range Studio Linen is host to eight essential shades excellent for summer garments. The 100% linen yarn boasts delicate drape and is cool to the touch crafting beautiful garments in either knit or crochet. This luxurious yarn naturally softens with wear and washing, meaning Studio Linen creates garments that will get better with age. Erika stands by the importance of treading lightly on the earth and her latest range comes from an ancient, sustainable, natural fibre spun from the eco-friendly flax plant. Erika combines her...

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Crochet Symbols

Tutorials

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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