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New Blogpost: Projects rediscovered
Thurs, 15 Feb 2018
I recently took part in an archeological dig! However, before you get too excited, I should perhaps explain that I didn’t have to travel far to get there and the findings won’t make very interesting reading in any history book. Still, it felt very much as though I was digging through history as I unearthed old knitting projects waiting in my “To Do” basket in my studio!
I have to admit I had been largely unaware of quite how many items had been going in there, never to reappear until now. Then a few weeks ago I was trying to find a bag I had been working on and realised that it must be in the middle of this overflowing basket. ...
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New KikuKnits pattern - the Ripple Hand-towel
Anna has just uploaded a new knitting pattern to her KikuKnits website: the Ripple Hand-towel, with two sizes for face and hand towels.
I love the bold, fun turquoises & blues of these towels. Anna has also added contrasting bands at each end for an extra "pop" of colour. These feature a lovely zig-zag stitch from our book Reversible Knitting Stitches as an extra design detail.
The towels are worked in a textural yarn that is super soft and absorbent. Both sizes also include a handy loop for hanging. I can see these being very useful for guest towels but they would also make a wonderful gift set!
For more information about this pattern, please click here.
Love this stitch pattern!
I'm loving Anna's Instagram photo of her current project!
This is the Ribbed Cable pattern from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches. It's not a simple stitch but it is most effective and has a wonderfully flowing pattern.
To read Anna's Instagram post, please click here. While you're there, have a browse through some of her other Instagram pictures! You'll find here there as @KikuKnits.
To read more about our new book, then please click here.
I now have copies in the USA so am able to mail these out by Media Mail. Please contact me for more information.
Also, do let me know if you purchased the E-Book and would now like to add the print book to your library. We have special upgrade prices available!
New pattern - Two new beanie hats
Two new beanie hats to keep you both warm on your next walk in the country! The Northstowe Beanie Hat is a comfortable, easy-to wear hat for men. The hat features strong textural details, with wide ribs intersected by garter stitch bands for a rugged outdoor look.
The co-ordinating ladies' hat, the Madingley Beanie, features a pretty double-banded rib pattern. It would look equally at place for your morning commute or for a long winter's stroll.
The hats are worked with two strands of a DK yarn held together throughout to give a chill-beating finish and both pattern include instructions for three different sizes.
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Knitting Patterns - inspired by nature - crafted with nature in mind