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#knitnews 26 August

What your knitting says about you, the Big Knit is back, Victorian Knitting Magazine reprint What your knitting says about you Talking to a non-knitter about your knitting means you can both easily get lost in translation. Thankfully, we now have the love knitting translation guide. I fear quite a...

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Analysing Stitch Patterns – Mrs. Montague’s Pattern

As part of the learning process of designing my own shawls, I’ve been examining stitch patterns. Rather than simply copying them from stitch dictionaries, I want to understand how they work, why the fabric knitted with a certain stitch pattern behaves the way it does. And it’s an excuse to...

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#knitnews 18 August

WWI knitters weren’t perfect either, A day in the life of a yarn shop owner, The problems of being crafty You can also keep up to date with the latest stories by following the Knitter’s Handbook on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. If you have some knitting related news of your own, feel free to...

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Shawl knitting for beginners – how to get started

If you’re a reader of this blog, it’ll come as no surprise that I love knitting shawls. Love it. In fact, I love it so much, that now that I’ve started designing knitting patterns myself, the obvious place to start was a lace shawl. If you’ve never knitted a shawl before, or...

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Knitnews 12 August 2014

A shop entirely made out of felt, Male Knitting in Iceland, Knitting and the Great War.  You can keep up to date with the latest stories by following the Knitter’s Handbook on Twitter or liking us on Facebook? If you have some knitting related news of your own, feel free to drop me a line...

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Introducing: Tidal Beach Shawl

It’s done. The shawl knitted to my very first own design. Let me introduce Tidal Beach. So named because the ripples in the shawl remind me of the ripples left in the sand on the beach after the sea recedes. It’s been quite a learning curve, with many mistakes made...

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Knitnews 28 July

The Lost Sock, Knitting at the Movies in 1917, the Ultimate List of 31 Reasons why Knitting is Healthy. You can keep up to date with the latest stories by following the Knitter’s Handbook on Twitter or liking us on Facebook? If you have some knitting related news of your...

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Star Wars Knitting Patterns

There’s a surprising amount of Star Wars themed knitting patterns out there. Really, there’s a lot. Then again, maybe it’s not so surprising as a lot of knitters do seem to be on the geekier side of the spectrum. We’ve recently been watching all of the Star Wars films with our...

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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...