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More Fair Isle experiments

Because yes, the cowl and hat were in their own way experiments in knitting fair isle.

Now, looking back, I don’t think that my parents were very good teachers, though I learnt a lot by watching them. 761 more words


Bousta Beanie kits

This past weekend it was the Edinburgh Yarn Festival which has become the time when the new Shetland Wool Week hat and patron are announced, this year is it Shetland born designer Gudrun Johnston and her beautiful Bousta Beanie design! 116 more words

Jamieson And Smith

Eeeeks Steeks!!!!!

I will be teaching my Eeeeks Steeks class March 25th from 9-12 at the Art Room in Ligonier, PA. I hope you can join me. 279 more words

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Stars and Diamonds Hat Review

Pattern: Stars and Diamonds Hat (Raverly, designer Emily Dormier)

Yarns: Berroco Vintage DK in Dark Blue (2185) and Charcoal (2189)

Needles: US 6 circular, short and US 6 10” DPNs… 539 more words

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Book Review - The Knitting Stitch Bible

There are many knitting stitch books available, probably more than we can count, but my favourite is still “The Knitting Stitch Bible” by Maria Parry-Jones, published by Krause Publications. 377 more words


Fair Isle: My new favourite thing

I was never good at knitting. All I could do properly was cast on. Then I found a treasure trove of knitting patterns and not being able to work them was annoying me a little. 426 more words

Crochet Projects

Colourful inspiration...

I am still keeping on kepping! I am combining Norwegian Rauma lambswool with what is left of my stash of yummy Jamieson’s of Shetland yarn. 66 more words