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A-Z of Knitting Stitches and Stitch Patterns

A-Z of Knitting Stitches and Stitch Patterns

I love browsing knit stitches. That's probably a little bit weird, but Stitch Dictionaries are my favourite types of knitting books, and I have several of them in my collection! I love that there are so many ways to create beautiful patterns and textures with just the...

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Yarn Choices: Which Yarn for Which Project?

Yarn Choices: Which Yarn for Which Project?

In my blog post, Demystifying Mystery Yarn, I mentioned that I would be most likely to use a good quality acrylic yarn when knitting for a baby. This is because acrylic tends to be affordable and easy to wash. The last thing a new Mum wants to do is clean spit up out...

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A-Z of Knitting Resources and Websites

A-Z of Knitting Resources and Websites

There are lots and lots of absolutely FANTASTIC knitting resources available on the internet; from websites that teach you new skills, places to buy books, online yarn stores, or awesome blogs, the interwebz really is awash with knitty fabulousness. In my 10+ years of...

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How To Count Rows in Garter and Stocking Stitch

How To Count Rows in Garter and Stocking Stitch

recently asked everyone over in the Facebook group what sort of issues they were struggling with in their knitting. One of the big pain points for a lot of people seems to be figuring out how to count rows when knitting. So, today I'm going to show you how to do just...

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6 Excellent Reasons to Start Selfish Knitting

6 Excellent Reasons to Start Selfish Knitting

This year I have decided I am going to focus on doing more selfish knitting. I mentioned in Knitting New Year's Resolutions that I intend to knit four sweaters in 2017... And guess what? They're ALL for me. Yep, you heard that right. I am going to knit all four...

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Demystifying Mystery Yarn: WPI and Fibre Content

Demystifying Mystery Yarn: WPI and Fibre Content

When I first told people I was learning to knit, I suddenly found myself inundated with more balls of donated mystery yarn than I could shake a knitting needle at. I grew up with my Grandparents, so a lot of our family friends were elderly ladies. They were all very...

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Campside Cardi: NaKnitSweMo 2016 Complete (Finally!)

Campside Cardi: NaKnitSweMo 2016 Complete (Finally!)

Ohmigosh my Campside Cardi is done! Look, guys, I'm not one for lying to you. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I finish every project I ever start because that would be one big fat whopper of a porky pie! In fact, I RARELY finish projects I start. This is a...

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Knitting New Year’s Resolutions

Knitting New Year’s Resolutions

Guess what you guys? I'M BAAAACK! You may (or may not) have noticed that I was gone for a hot minute there, and for that I'm sorry. But I'm not too sorry because my boyfriend and I bought our own house (with my own craft room), which is incredibly exciting. Plus, in...

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Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Knitters

Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Knitters

Seriously, how is it SO close to Christmas already?! It doesn't seem like 2 minutes since I was showing you my favourite knitting projects for Autumn, and now it's nearly Christmas! Time has really got away from me this year. With that in mind, I also realised that I...

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Protecting Your Progress: Using Lifelines in Your Knitting

Protecting Your Progress: Using Lifelines in Your Knitting

Today, I’m going to be talking all about using lifelines in your knitting. I’ll be answering the three most important questions: What is a lifeline in knitting? Should you be using lifelines in your knitting? How do you go about using lifelines in your knitting? So,...

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Toni Sturrs

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