knitting, Patterns

FINGERLESS MITTENS In the round

Hand dyed Tekapo Yarn Materials Yarn: Merino Magic 50gms Needles: 3.25mm double pointed needles. 4.00mm double pointed needles Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle. Gauge 22st to 10cm Using stocking stitch Abbreviations St, sts - stitch/esSl - slipKk - knitPp - purlKfb - Knit front and backRnds - rounds Cuff Using 3.25mm needles Cast on 40 sts,… Continue reading FINGERLESS MITTENS In the round

Education, knitting, reflections

Impractical and romantic

Baby booties ... sigh 🥰 As many mothers know, it’s almost impossible to keep baby booties on baby feet. Still after seven babies, it’s a gift I like to knit and give. And one I loved to receive, for the romance and promise of those tiny toes to come. Even though I know the baby… Continue reading Impractical and romantic

knitting, Patterns

Little Purse

I wrote this little pattern for my beginning knitting class. They had all learned to knit and purl and now it was time to learn to make stocking stitch, decrease and make yarn overs. This fun little project isn't a slave to gauge always a help for new knitters who haven't yet spent the hours… Continue reading Little Purse

hat, knitting, Patterns

Sweet Heart Beanie

I love a fast knit and no seaming! Patons Inca is so soft and squishy. A lovely blend of wool, alpaca and acrylic this beanie will be warm as toast on a minters morning in Clare. I was fortunate enough to get a couple of test knitters. Thank you to Zoe, who enthusiastically knit two… Continue reading Sweet Heart Beanie

Education, knitting

Keep your ball bands.

  I have often had visitors to the shop trying to match yarns having no ball bands. Very frustrating for them and me. With so many brands, weights, fibres and colours a near impossible task. I’m currently recording for my new class on Thinkific, the ultimate learn to knit class. One of the very first… Continue reading Keep your ball bands.