Category: Pattern designs

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WIP Wednesday: Shawling Slowly

For the last month and a bit I’ve had this shawl cast on and progressing very very slowly. It’s not something that needs to be finished off urgently, it requires lots of concentration, and...

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Adventures in proper designing

You know how it is. It’s a week before you go on your dream holiday of all time, work is crazy, you have two feet of scarf left to knit in a slow-moving DNA cable pattern, so you decide to answer your very first call for submissions with a deadline of 4 days time.

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Embarrassing knitting confession time

When I first started to learn knitting, I somehow became confused by a diagram and started doing all of my knit stitches through the back loop. For the first few weeks, as a result, I found purling to be much easier than knitting and assumed everyone who said the opposite must be mental.

My first adult sized knitted garment was knitted to the pattern, despite my gauge being 1st per inch out. I thought that wasn’t enough to make much of a difference to the finished size. It was.

I once steam blocked a partly acrylic scarf that I’d worked furiously to get finished on time, but did it wrong and ended up with unrecoverable scalloped edges and all that work went to waste.

Oh, and I haven’t updated my knitting blog since October. Sorry.