November 11 – Remembrance Day It’s poppy time! Why not knit or crochet a hand made poppy or two to remember this day and those who fought so that we can be safe. Please remember, if you sell any of these handmade poppies, please donate the funds to your local Legion. This is their […]
In an earlier article I described how to knit in the round on a Prym sock loom. I find the instructions that come with the knitting loom a bit difficult to understand, so I have adapted the method slightly. I hope that you will find this a bit easier to follow. Please let me […]
I purchased a Prym sock loom today. I have read mixed reviews of them but thought I would give it a try. This knitting loom is similar to the round knitting looms but it is oval in shape. It has a rubberized base and the metal pegs look like bent paper clips. With the […]
Why should you take up knitting?
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Many people associate crafts like knitting and crocheting with old ladies, however this is a stereotype which could not be more wrong. An increasing number of young people are now getting into this creative past time and […]
A great way to use up some of your handspun stash is to knit flowers and felt them. Here is an example of a waterlily that I knitted. The pattern came from a book I purchased from Amazon – Knitted Flowers, 20 to make. The pattern calls for double knitting weight yarn. I substituted […]
What is a Russian join? A Russian join is a very effective way to join 2 yarn ends without using a knot. It works well on any type of plied yarn, especially when the yarn doesn’t felt, such as for cotton, linen or superwash wool yarns. It can be used for knitting and crochet. […]
A free knitting pattern for a lace knitted edging.
This sample was knit using 3 ply hemp in bleached white.
This edging is worked crosswise.
medianet_width=’600′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’631285655′; Cast on 9 sts.
Knit 9 sts. Row 2
Sl1, K2, (K2 tog, yo)twice, K1, yo, K1 Row 3
Knit across (10 […]
This is a super simple scarf pattern – designed for the beginner knitter – or those more experienced who like to knit scarves with bulky yarns. I have designed this knitting pattern to work with my hand spun yarns – but it will work fine with any chunky weight yarn. This scarf knitting pattern […]