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Knitting and crochet books to make you think

Here at UK Hand Knitting we’re always keen to take a look at new knitting and crochet books. Recently two arrived that have made us think about our crafting in new ways. Knit Yourself Calm – A creative path to managing stress Lynne Rowe & Betsan Corkhill, Search Press Mindfulness and use creative pursuits to… Continue reading Knitting and crochet books to make you think

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Books to inspire your gift knitting

As we get closer to Christmas you may well be revising your gift knitting plans to include some smaller items. Luckily we’ve recently come across a couple of books that might help with this. Knitted Toys by  Jody Long (Dover) Jody Long has come up with a selection of quirky toys that would make great… Continue reading Books to inspire your gift knitting

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Books to help you tackle socks

Sock knitting is one aspect of yarn craft that seems to cause more debate than almost anything else. There are people who say they will never knit socks, those who say they look too difficult, those who only knit socks. Then there are the mysterious (to non-sock knitters) arguments about magic loop versus double pointed… Continue reading Books to help you tackle socks