Louisa Harding Amitola

I have just finished knitting this sweater in Louisa Harding Amitola and I love it!! Amitola is a luxurious blend of 80% wool and 20% silk. It is incredibly soft and the colours are amazing. Each colourway includes a subtle variation of shades and this is enhanced further in the Taliesin pattern by alternating stripes

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Christmas Jumper Competition

I hate to introduce the ‘C’ word so early in the year but Christmas is coming and, love them or loath them, Christmas jumpers are still very popular. The UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHKA) have had an exciting request for help from Kirstie Allsopp’s production team that may inspire you to get those needles clicking

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Just enough Karisma

A friend asked me to knit this lovely vintage-style headband. The pattern called for DK yarn and my friend wanted it in dark red so I chose Drops Karisma, shade 48 Wine Red. This gorgeous yarn is 100% suoerwash wool and costs only £2 for 50g.   It was an easy knit – the main

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Elfie slippers part two

As I mentioned in my last post, my weekend project was to make a pair of Elfie slippers in Drops Big Delight. The knitting part was quick and easy – just garter stitch and the finished slipper looks like this: It  was hard to believe that this would become anything resembling a foot shape and

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Crazy Zauberball – Prize Winning Socks

The Produce Show is an annual event in my village that enables locals to showcase home-grown and home-made produce. Although we are only a small village, the show is very well supported with lots of entries.   There are over 65 classes covering vegetables, fruit, flowers, baking, preserves, wines and spirits and photographs. There is

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Why knit with Alpaca

Knitting with alpaca yarn is a real treat. The wool is beautifully soft to the touch but also remarkably durable . It has been used for thousands of years – the Incas prized it so highly that it was only worn by the noble classes – but was virtually unknown outside the Andes until it

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Today is a Pom Pom day

Issue 14 cover

It’s always a good day when the latest edition of Pom Pom is delivered and, as it is only issued four times a year, each issue is eagerly anticipated. Pom Pom is the brainchild of Lydia Gluck and Meghan Fernandes who set up the magazine in 2012 to show that knitting is super-cool, despite how it

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