A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting: Patterns

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As I mentioned in Part 2 of this series, there are millions of knitting patterns out there! So where do you start? Here are a few of the patterns I first started out on. Some are easier than others, but hopefully you'll be inspired to start knitting! Quite a few of these pattern links are to links on Ravelry, which I talked about in detail in Part 2. It is free to join and a great community for   << Continue Reading >>

A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting: Resources

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In Part One of this mini-series, I took you through all the equipment you need to get started knitting. Now, let's look at some super helpful resources to have you knitting without getting up from the couch! Online Resources KnittingHelp - this site has close up videos showing you how to do all the different stitches, cast on, bind off, increases and decreases that are mentioned in your   << Continue Reading >>

A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting: Equipment

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I've been sewing for as long as I can remember, but knitting is more of a newly acquired skill. About 5 years ago, I just decided one day that I would learn how to knit. Both my Grandmothers are amazing knitters and I felt like it was in my blood, that I must be able to do it. Armed with some cheap metal needles and horribly bright pink acrylic yarn, I knitted a babies jumper. It didn't turn out   << Continue Reading >>

Adding a Divider Pocket to the Big Tote Bag

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Have you ever made a hand-made gift for someone and wished that you could keep it? Well, that's the case for me with this version of The Big Tote Bag! Last time I saw my friend's knitting, it was living in an old plastic bag. So, I decided that for Christmas she could do with a gorgeous new knitting bag so that her projects would have a happy home! I'm so pleased with the result though, that I   << Continue Reading >>

Works in Progress

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I've been really busy this week working on something exciting, so I haven't got a lot to show you.Here's some knitting that I have in progress. When it's finished it will be a lovely big cowl. MadelineTosh has to be the most amazing yarn I've ever worked with! The colours are gorgeous and it just feels incredible! So soft and buttery...mmmmm! I won the yarn as a giveaway on Make it Petfect. I had   << Continue Reading >>

To Grandma’s House We Go!

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Earlier in the week, we all hopped into the car and went up to visit my Grandparents. The last time I saw them was as Roman's Christening...far too long ago!Like many grandmas, she's a fantastic knitter, and Roman was lucky enough to receive a blanket she knitted for him. I love the bright colours and it's nice and big so will be great for when he's in a big boy bed. The weather turned out to be   << Continue Reading >>

Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Baby Uggs

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These cute baby booties are a quick project to knit. You will love this free knitting pattern! The booties are knit in one piece, so there's hardly any seaming or ends to weave in and they stay on pretty well even without ribbons. These Knitted Baby Uggs are a lovely modern take on the traditional baby bootee. I've made quite a few pairs of these for Roman, some in cotton, some in wool. New to   << Continue Reading >>

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Knitted Beanie

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I knitted this beanie originally for the hubby, but it's a bit short and doesn't cover his ears. With the edge folded over, it fits Roman perfectly. It's nice and stretchy and will fit for many years to come. This simple knitted beanie was a quick make and I whipped it up on a 4hr car trip. It's pretty much one size fits all, as long as you use a nice stretchy yarn. You'll need: About   << Continue Reading >>