Taking on a challenge I want to knit the ‘Bressay’ pattern by Marie Wallin from her ‘Shetland’ book. When the project looks an awesome project it needs some preparing. 1- Gather the resources needed. 2- Read the entire pattern through and research and practice unknown techniques . 3- Measure your body it’s unlikely to have … Continue reading Bressay
My knitting currently follows values of using local wool to Great Britain and although in the past I have never really given much thought to where the yarn came from or it’s contents, I have chosen currently to equate yarn to good wine. If you thought wine was just wine you may be missing the … Continue reading What happened?
Each pattern is knitted in a given gauge for the yarn we want to make the pattern in. Here are 10 reasons why a tension square is a must. Your tension is what counts here so if it’s too small try a bigger size needle and if it’s too big try a smaller size needle … Continue reading The magic of a tension square
The way I like to cast on for a tensionsquare ( more on that next week) is the cable cast on, as it delivers a neat edge as well as a non puckered start to your knitting. Continue reading Cable cast on
The first skill to master is to cast on. There are plenty of complicated ways to start your knitting and I offer you the first of many ways here that I have found useful with beginners. The first option is the cable cast on which will give you a nice edge to the continue … Continue reading Casting on
adding to our toolbox of skills. The video above explains how to take the first step win casting on. Next time we will explore how to knit. Continue reading knitting casting on