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Trendwatch: Cables

When we are out and about talking to knitters, the topic of cables comes up quite a bit. Experienced cable knitters tell us how much they love them and when we teach a cable novice how to tackle this simple technique they are amazed how easy they are. Everyone agrees that cables are a little… Continue reading Trendwatch: Cables

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Rabbits, houses, windows and pirates – rhymes to help you knit

We recently asked you about the rhymes you have come across to help people learn to knit. There were lots of variations of the “bunny” rhyme: In through the bunnyhole Round the big tree Out through the bunnyhole Off hops she It is clear that rabbits have help many of us get started with our… Continue reading Rabbits, houses, windows and pirates – rhymes to help you knit

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Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square

Our yarn doctors are at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London this week, along with our fabulous volunteer knitting and crochet teachers, to help all the crafters attending the show. We know that a lot of the problems that knitters mention when they visit the UK Hand Knitting stand - this… Continue reading Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square

Tips, Yarn

Machine washing your knits

A lot of people will tell you that hand knits should never, ever go near your washing machine and tell you horror stories if stretched or felted garments, but as with many things when it comes to modern yarns (and modern machines) there is more to your washing options. There are reasons why you might… Continue reading Machine washing your knits