Monthly Archive: August 2014

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Free Knitting Pattern Chart Printable Templates

This is my 100th post! To celebrate, I wanted to do something nice and share something useful with my readers. I’ve noticed that by far my most popular post has been my review of the free online chart creation tool of Chart Minder. I still like this tool, and used...

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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...