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Yarn: The Sea Issue

Yarn: The Sea Issue

Introducing Yarn by Scheepjes a bi-annual magazine filled with patterns and inspiration We’re very excited about the release of Scheepjes latest publication Yarn; this bi-annual magazine launched in spring 2016 is a hub for all things yarn. The first issue is kicked off in true spring/summer style with a sea theme. The magazine is filled with an array of material from knit and crochet crafts to features including the history of Scheepjeswol and the trend perfect imperfection with textile practitioner Tom van Deijnen. A section we particularly love within this magazine is ‘Blogger Favourites’, where the guest blogger shares their love...

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The Sock Edit

The Sock Edit

From the latest sock yarn to practical and pretty patterns find our top picks to knit or crochet your toes a toasty treat! Whether you’re looking to make your friend a homemade gift or you’re planning your Father’s Day present you’ll find all you need and more here! But why socks? No one ever really enjoys popping to the shops and buying brand new ones, however receiving a pair that are smart and snug is something we all appreciate. Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries you name it, we’re a sock giving nation and the best part is we always know the receiver...

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Rose of Avalon Blanket

Rose of Avalon Blanket

A Deramores Exclusive - Helen Shrimpton’s latest blanket design is one to get hooking to this spring! We’re very excited to launch the beautiful Rose of Avalon Blanket designed by the talented Helen Shrimpton and mastermind behind a selection of previous CALs. Helen has created this gorgeous mythical inspired blanket with our very own award winning Deramores Studio DK! Inspired by the myth and legend of King Arthur, the Rose of Avalon blanket is influenced by the island of Avalon; a mystical island in the middle of a lake which is said to be the final resting place of the...

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Reading Knit Stitch Diagrams

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Reading Knit Stitch Diagrams

Prepare to become a knitting whizz and read on for guest blogger Mary Beth Temple’s guide on knit stitch diagrams, that is sure to get you and your needles ready to begin your latest project. In an earlier post, I wrote about reading symbol diagrams for crocheters, see post here, so it seems time for the knitters to get some info on the same topic! I am going to cover a few common symbols, and how to read three different chart layouts. While there are a seemingly infinite number of symbols and variations, once you get the basics down, you'll find...

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Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Three

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Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Three

Complete a pair of knitted socks with Mary Beth Temple's fantastic final sock tutorial instalment. Welcome back! You have gotten past the trickiest bit of the sock and now all that’s left is the foot and the toe. If you missed the previous tutorials you can find Part One here and Part Two here, plus the complete sock pattern here. Yarn used in this tutorial is Deramores Studio DK. The foot is very simple. At the end of the gusset shaping in the previous post you were back to the 48 stitches you started with. Knit the foot in stocking stitch (stockinette stitch) until its 19 cm...

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