Save your knitting! How to easily add lifelines

What are lifelines? It is a way to safely and easily go back to a previous line of knitting.

You might need to do this if you’ve dropped stitches you can’t recover, or if you realise the item is not the right size. It provides a nice little safety net that you can rip back to.

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My First Kalle

This top is incredible. It’s very rewarding to sew and the end result is a beautifully drapey easy to wear shirt. This was a lot of firsts in sewing techniques for me. My first collar, first yoke style shirt, and first button band. Of course, because apparently, I don’t like to go easy on myself, I also did my first hidden button placket. The pattern was very easy to understand and I somehow got through all of it with results that even I couldn’t nitpick! I knew as soon as I was done I was going to make another.

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Get the best fit: Checking gauge

You’ve found a sweater you want to knit and the perfect yarn to go with it. You’ve chosen the right size to knit and want to get knitting but it is very important to your sanity you do a gauge swatch now to be sure you’ll end up with a sweater at the same measurements […]

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Knitter Natter : Brighton
Saturday, 10th Aug 2013

Want to find out more? Register your interest below: I am planning a knitting event in Brighton on Saturday the 10th of August and would love you to join us! Knitter Natter is a free event with cake, competitions, and knitting (of course!) with more details to be announced soon! If you think you might […]

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Get the best fit:
Choosing the right size

When knitting a sweater there are many things to consider but one of the most important things you can do is make sure you have chosen the right size to knit! If you are following the wrong size then all your hard work will only end in tears when it doesn’t fit. Always choose the […]

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How the contiguous construction works

After my last post where I raved about how wonderful and amazing contiguous is I realised it could probably do with a bit further explanation and have made a (not so) fancy but hopefully helpful diagram showing how the construction works. The example below shows a sweater being knit top down and in the round. […]

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Knitting contiguous sweaters is the way forward

I have recently discovered a style of sweater construction called contiguous. It is a very clever method developed by Susie Myers and in my opinion helps obtain a perfect shoulder fit with much less fuss than some other methods. I still do love my raglans but contiguous allows for a whole different approach and most […]

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Summer Dawn – Knitting Pattern

Summer Dawn was released today! A fingering or sport weight cardi knit top down, with contiguous set in sleeves, waist shaping and two sleeve options (elbow and full length). It is mostly stockinette to the front and on the back is an easy to work lace pattern. The cardigan is worked in a top down […]

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Pull Me Over will be at Stitches South!

While I can’t be at Stitches South myself, one of my patterns (Pull Me Over) will be! Miss Babs has a booth at the event and will be selling the pattern as well as displaying a knit up example for you to see! They are in booths 419 and 518 (end of an aisle) so […]

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New website in the works

You might have noticed the website is looking a little different now. Well it was long overdue for an update and this time around I am working on making it easier to read on phones and tablets, yay! If you are like me and have your phone or tablet next to you on the sofa […]

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Knitting Patterns

Cora
Pull Me Over
(short sleeves)
Pull Me Over
(long sleeves)
Mary Mary
Freya
Kyra
Papilio