Knitting without the natter

There are lots of ‘Knit and Natter’ groups around the country but you could have heard a pin drop during the first forty minutes of the latest Knit ‘n’Caboodle workshop. The half-day workshop helps knitters to get started on our ‘Shawl from One Ball’ kit. This triangular shawl only uses three basic stitches: yarn over,

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Caution: knitting can be catching

At the weekend I got the chance to sell my wares at the Derby Folk Festival. I was one of the small, but perfectly formed, group of stall-holders selling an irresistable range of crafts – including exquisite silver jewellery from Home Grown Silver, clothing and clogs.  I should point out that this photo was taken before

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The joy of sox

I’ve just spent a very enjoyable morning running a sock-knitting workshop based around knitting a baby sock. This provides would-be sock knitters with the opportunity to try out all the techniques – casting on using double-pointed needles, knitting in the round, turning a heel, shaping the instep,decreasing for the toe shaping and grafting the toe –

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