Tips, Yarn

Yarns for the heat

It is hot. I think we are all agreed on that. In the UK, every news bulletin reminds us that this is the warmest or driest or both summer since 1976. There are warnings about going out in the midday sun. So what are we poor knitters and crocheters to do? We’ve been thinking about… Continue reading Yarns for the heat

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Patterns, Tips

Don’t be tripped up by pattern instructions – part 3

You have told us about another pattern instruction that you find difficult or confusing, so we are adding another part to this series of posts. This time we will take a look at the phrase “complete to match first side, reversing all shaping”. This is something that you are most likely to come across when… Continue reading Don’t be tripped up by pattern instructions – part 3

Patterns, Tips

Summer crochet – perfect for accessories and homewares

Are you one of those people who crochets more in summer? Some of us definitely get our hooks out more in the summer months. There are a number of reasons for this. One is that crochet goes so well with cotton or other summer yarns. There is something very satisfying about the crisp stitches in… Continue reading Summer crochet – perfect for accessories and homewares