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How to read a knitting chart

What are Knitting Charts?

Knitting charts are a diagrammatic representation of a stitch pattern. They are presented on a square grid where each square represents a stitch.  827 more words


Another Kauni Cardigan

Kauni Effektgarn is a self-striping yarn with long gradations of color which I like a lot. It feels kind of rough when you knit it but you wash it after knitting, and hey presto, it fulls and becomes amazingly soft. 574 more words


The Vintage Shetland Project

Hello everyone, today I thought I’d share some pictures and information about the above book ‘The Vintage Shetland Project’ by Susan Crawford which recently came out and uses J&S yarns for a number of the patterns. 705 more words

Jamieson And Smith

Off the Needles: Houll Hat!

Sometimes, a project hops on and off the needles faster that I can set up a project page for it on Ravelry, or write about it here! 439 more words


Starling surprises

One of the delights of birding is that even ‘familiar’ species can surprise us. Yesterday this Starling with an overgrown bill was in the garden; it seems to be a relatively frequent abnormality in Starlings (see link below), and the bird seemed to be feeding without difficulty. 76 more words

My works in progress

Hi there, how are you? It’s Easter weekend here now and I hope you are having some time off from work and just enjoying some nice relaxing time with your family and friends, lots of chocolate at hand as well as your knitting. 614 more words