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Knitting in the News #1

Welcome to the first installment of what will be a weekly update of knitting related news stories. I search the internet for the best and most interesting knitting related news. For the latest stories check the live news feed. If you have a knitting news story you want me to...

I am a knitter 0

I am a knitter

I learned to knit as a child. My mother is a crafter. Sewing is her main interest, but she did (and does) also do crochet, knitting, needlepoint and various other things. It was only natural that she would pass those things on to her daughters – I have no brothers,...

Lord of the Rings Knitting Patterns 0

Lord of the Rings Knitting patterns

Image: Varda Socks© Claire Ellen Elven Leaf Brooch© Marie Wright The White Tree of Gondor Sweater© Emma Schurman The One Ring Scarf © kkarinhawley With the extended version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Two-Disc Special Edition) just out (I recommend watching that, by the way, much improved compared to...

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Book Review: The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt

The Principles of Knitting is not for the faint hearted, and certainly wouldn’t be every knitter’s cup of tea. If you’re the sort of knitter who is happy to follow patterns and has no desire to improvise or design patterns of your own, this book is probably not for you....

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Sock Knitting for beginners – 4 online resources to get you started

Image: My favourite sock DPNs: Karbonz Needles A finished pair of knitted socks: warm feet! A heavily cabled sock WIP So you’ve decided you want to knit socks, perhaps for the reasons I’ve listed in this post. But how do you get started? The idea of knitting socks can be...

Why knit socks? Five reasons why you should 0

Why knit socks? Five reasons why you should

A lot of people are surprised that I choose to knit socks. Granted, it does seem odd to spend hours making thousands of tiny stitches to create something that will go on a smelly foot and will wear out. After all, socks are cheap to buy., But there is a...