23 Apr 15

Dwell by Martin Storey

I’d been knitting Dwell for about a year, although I took a break over December. It’s now finally completed! It’s certainly got that new jumper feel. This pattern was originally printed in the Rowan book ‘Pioneer’ but I got my copy of it from issue 64 of The Knitter where it appears on the cover.

Overall it’s a nice pattern, I did get really nervous when knitting the back because it looked huge but the final piece looks really good. The honeycomb style cable pattern creates quite a stretchy piece which creates a flattering back without having to do any shaping.
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24 Jan 14

Knitting Fayer by Kim Hargreaves

Back in October I decided it was time to raid the stash for a Christmas knitting project. I had some beautiful Silk Twist by Rowan in my collection which has long since been discontinued. It’s a lovely variegated yarn of blues. Originally this yarn was going to become Amore from one of the Rowan magazines the only pattern I had for this yarn.

I did start knitting it but sadly it just wasn’t to be. Amore is a cable pattern interspersed with lace and although its easy to follow and would be a fabulous introduction to lace the colour variation was visually off putting.
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8 Oct 13

Palindrome – a scarf for autumn

Recently I’ve noticed the nights drawing in a little earlier with the long shadows of Autumns golden light. I’m anticipating colder days ahead and it’ll be time to get the woollens out in ernest soon.

I was about to go on a train journey a couple weeks ago and decided to do some knitting, I’ve knit on trains before and its funny the number of people who stare or comment when your knitting! I guess knitting in public isn’t as common in the UK. From experience it’s best not to pick a project that is too cumbersome to carry around, that has a pattern that’s too difficult to remember but at the same time not too dull!
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