Category: Knitting News & Life

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English vs Continental knitting

The knitting world is divided into two camps. Those who hold the yarn in their right hand, and those who hold it in the left. Those who throw their yarn and those who pick it. I’m talking about the great divide between English and continental knitters. What’s in a name...

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WIP Wednesday – An end to an absence

I’ve not been posting in the last few weeks. Not here, and not really on Twitter/Facebook/etc either. This absence was not planned, and more or less happened by accident. I was on holidays, visiting my family. I hadn’t been back in a year and a half, and my sisters hadn’t...

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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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#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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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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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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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...