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Knitting and crochet blogs for you to enjoy

On our regular e-newsletter we choose a knitting or crochet blog of the month that we think our followers will enjoy. In case our blog readers aren’t signed for the newsletter, here are a few of our favourites from the past year that you might enjoy browsing over the bank holiday weekend. Elsie Pop is… Continue reading Knitting and crochet blogs for you to enjoy

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In praise of the humble knit stitch

One thing visitors to craft show tell our volunteer teachers and our Yarn Doctors is: “I can only do the knit stitch.” This makes the knit stitch seem rather unimportant but as we always tell people, the knit stitch is the most important thing you will learn in knitting and it is in fact the… Continue reading In praise of the humble knit stitch

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Why teaching kids to knit will help them with maths and technology

I noticed something when I was teaching my seven-year-old niece to knit. She isn’t that keen on sums in her homework, but if I asked her to keep track of her stitches she would happily tell me how many she had gained or lost. And if I asked questions like “You’ve knitted three rows this… Continue reading Why teaching kids to knit will help them with maths and technology