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How to figure out the weight of yarn with a ruler 0

How to figure out yarn weight if you don’t have a label

Sometimes you come across some yarn that you don’t have any information on. Maybe it’s homespun, maybe the ball band or label got lost. It’s lovely yarn, and you’re dying to start knitting with it. But how do you know what sort of project to pick for it? What size needles...

The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting Review 0

Book review – The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting by Elizabeth Lovick

Though perhaps not suitable for beginninners, as The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting: promises to be, this book is certainly a good resource for the more accomplished lace knitter. The stitch dictionary especially is a good resource. I certainly don’t regret purchasing this book, and it has come in handy...

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Designing my first knitted lace shawl – part 2

I posted a while ago about the work I’ve been doing on a lace shawl of my very own design, and I figured it was about time for an update. I’d hoped to be casting off by now, or at least be close to it, but as we all know,...

What to Knit July 2014 2

What to knit – Hot on the needles in July

It is hot hot hot out there (by Irish standards at least) but don’t let that stop you from knitting. I’m mostly doing lace at the moment, working on my own shawl but also already plotting and swatching for my next project. I’ve also got a lovely ball of Lang...

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A pair of simple knitted socks

I do love knitting socks, but I’m really still a beginner when it comes to them. I’ve knit a total of five completed pairs; and many more single socks that didn’t fit and were turned back into sock yarn.