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Knitting, spinning, food and good stuff
Welcome to the second issue of Sheepish magazine. This issue there is a special feature on sharing the knitting love, with advice on teaching new knitters and patterns designed for beginners, but great for experienced knitters too. New for this issue are an interview page and book reviews, both fiction and crafting. If you would like to subscribe to Sheepish and be the first to know when each new issue is released, you can do that here. It is still free, whether you subscribe or access through the website.
2 3 5 6 7 9 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 23 25 26 27 28 Fibre tasting– Corriedale Good stuff Teach a friend Pattern- Spread your wings Pattern- Learn to fly Pattern- Soar Knitter’s I have never Yarn review– Long colour change yarns Technique time– Wraps per inch Interview– Sarah Gasson of Knitables Crafting book review– Knitalong Get out there– Warwick castle Pattern- Textured log cabin square What’s cooking?- Banoffee pie Try something new– Get growing Fiction book review– Daughter of smoke and bone Pattern abbreviations Information
Fibre tasting... Corriedale
Corriedale can vary greatly, but if you get some good quality fibre it is soft enough for next to skin wear. Considerably cheaper than “luxury” fibres it is great value. Staple length for Corriedale is fairly long, ranging from 5.5 to 15cmm, depending on source location and the individual sheep. The fibre diameter also varies greatly, with a range of 20-35 microns, explaining why the softness can vary so much. Crimp is even along the length of the fibre. (Information from The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius, 2011). The fibre shown here spun easily from the commercial top preparation. A fairly thin single was achieved. The single was Andean plyed giving a finished yarn of approximately double knit weight. A thinner single could be achieved due to the long staple length, making this fibre suitable for laceweight or sock yarns. The creamy white Corriedale used here was dyed after spinning, the even colour of the fibre took the dye beautifully, giving a bright finished yarn.
Yarn: Regia 4 ply
My go to yarn for sock knitting. Although it is not the softest yarn it is a great combination of durable and affordable. The range of colours is good, both in solids and variegated. Variations such as high twist, silk and merino can also be found. A good range is available here.
Website: Worsted for wear
A webcomic detailing the adventures of avid knitter Cam and her knitting group. If you have ever been to a knit night, or just enjoy knitting, you’ll laugh because it is all oh so true! Find it at: www.worstedforwear.com
Podcast: The Knitmore Girls
Listening to the Knitmore Girls is a lot like being at a knit night. Lovely crafty chat covering knitting, sewing and spinning with a little of family life thrown in. Find the podcast at: www.knitmoregirlspodcast.com
Pattern: Hamsterbeans by Emily Stoneking
An adorable way to use up scraps of yarn leftover from other projects. A quick and easy project. The pdf can be downloaded from Ravelry here.
Equipment: Knitpro interchangeable needles (knitpicks)
Choose from acrylic, metal and wooden tips. Although these may not have the smoothest joins between the tips/cables, the affordability makes them a great introduction to the world of interchangeable needles. Lots of sellers online, a good range can be found here.
Time out: Knit night
Crafty chat over a cup of tea or glass of wine with likeminded people. What could be better? Find a local group using the Stitch’n Bitch group finder or look in your local paper/ library or online.
Online shop: Modern knitting
A huge range of yarns, at reasonable prices (RRP or below). Yarns are sorted by weight and by brand so it is easy to find what you are looking for. Always fast packaged. service and well
Find it at: www.modernknitting.com
Mark your calendar
27-28th April– Wonderwool www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk 28-29th J une – www.woolfest.co.uk Woolfes t, Wales, Builth Wells, Cumbria
27-28th July– Fibre East, Ampthill, www.fibre-east.co.uk 24-25th August– Glastonbury wool www.glastonburywoolfestival.co.uk 19-20th October– Bakewell www.bakewellwool.co.uk wool festival, Glastonbury,
28-29th Sept– Yarndale, Skipton, www.yarndale.co.uk gathering, Bakewell,
Teach a friend
Knitting is a great hobby to share while you chat and have a cup of tea or glass of wine, that’s why knitting groups are so popular. Share your knitting skills with a friend and spread the knitted love!
Get started with a chunky yarn and big needles. It makes it easier to see what is going on and the project progresses quickly. Choose a simple project to start, a garter stitch scarf is the classic, but cowls, washcloths and mitts are good choices. Ask your new knitter what they would like to make– success is more likely if they are interested in the project.. Keep sessions fairly short, especially if you are teaching children. Learning anything requires a lot of concentration. Learn new skills in stages rather than trying everything at once.
Online videos are great if you are teaching yourself or need reminders when your teacher is not with you. Knitting Help has videos of each technique, YouTube has lots of videos too. New knitters often knit very tightly- go up a needle size or two if gauge is important. Encourage them to relax. Have your own project on the go, you can demonstrate each technique as you go. Get your beginner to try the different types of knitting style to see what is easiest for them– continental, English, combination or mirrored. Have fun!
Spread your wings
“Spread your wings” has been designed to teach casting on, the knit stitch and casting off. A little bit of sewing converts two garter stitch rectangles into a pair of fingerless mitts. Yarn: 50g super chunky yarn, shown in Wendy Serenity Needles: needles 10mm straight
Cast on 12(15, 18) stitches using the knitting on method Row 1: Knit all stitches Repeat Row 1 until the knitted rectangle is the length from your wrist to first finger joint, or as long as you want the mitts to be. Cast off (bind off) using the basic knit bind off. Fold the knitted rectangle in half sideways and sew the edges together, leaving a gap 4cm from the top edge of about 2.5cm for your thumb. Weave in ends. Make a second mitt the same as the first. This method can be used for finer weight yarns- use an appropriate needle size and cast on enough stitches to give a width that will fit around your hand. A pdf version of this pattern can be found here.
Learn to fly
“Learn to fly” is a great choice for a second project. It introduces purl stitches, yarn overs and knitting two together to create a patterned cowl. There is the option of trying a provisional cast on and grafting for a seamless cowl. Links are provided for each new technique. They will take you to the knitting help website, where you can watch a video demonstrating the technique. When following links you may need to scroll down the page to select the technique you need, this allows you to choose your knitting style. Instructions are written out in full, with the abbreviated version below in red. Abbreviations used can be found on page 27. A pdf version of this pattern can be found here.
8 Needles: 10.0mm, either straights or circulars, they will be used to knit flat. Yarn: 50g chunky weight yarn. Shown in Wendy Serenity. Notions: Tapestry needle. Gauge: Not important for this project, choose needles appropriate to the yarn. Sizing: The pattern is based on using chunky yarn, however you can use any weight of yarn by increasing the number of cast on stitches, increase in multiples of two The length of the cowl is set by how long your knitted piece is- keep working until you have the length you want. Cast on: Cast on 19 stitches, you can use any type of cast on, e.g. knitting on, or long tail. For an extra challenge try the provisional cast on. If you would like a wider cowl, or are using thinner yarn, cast on more stitches in multiples of two. Garter stitch: Row one: knit all stitches (R1: k all sts) Repeat row one five times total Stocking stitch: Row two: knit all stitches (R2: k all sts) Repeat the three stitch types until the cowl is your required length. You can work more rows in each section than the suggested six. Lace: Row four: knit two stitches, *yarn over, knit two stitches together, repeat from * to one stitch from the end, knit one stitch. (R4: k2, *YO, k2tog; repeat from * to 1 st from end, k1) Row five: purl all stitches (R5: p all sts) Repeat rows four and five a total of three times (six rows)
Cast off: Row three: purl all stitches Cast off, then sew the two ends (R3: p all sts) together, or if you have used a Repeat rows two and three a total provisional cast on graft the two of three times (six rows) ends together
Soar is a beanie style hat worked from the top down. It is designed to be the next step in your learn to knit journey. Techniques introduced with this pattern are using slightly finer weight yarn and smaller needles, using double pointed needles or circulars for knitting in the round, the Emily Ocker magic cast on, increasing stitches, using knit and purl to make textured knitting, ribbing and abbreviations. Links are provided for each new technique. They will take you to the knitting help website, where you can watch a video demonstrating the technique. Abbreviations used can be found on page 27. A pdf version of this pattern can be found here.
10 Needles: 5.0mm, either double pointed needles or circular(s). Yarn: 50g aran weight yarn. Shown in Patons Colour Works Aran. Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle. Gauge:16 stitches and 24 rows over 10cm in stockinette stitch Sizing: Stitch counts are given for small, medium and large adult sizes Cast on: Cast on 8 stitches, using the Emily Ocker circular cast on. Alternatively cast on using your preferred method but leave a 15cm yarn tail for sewing up the gap at the top of the hat. Rnd 7: p all sts Rnd 8: k6, kfb; repeat around Rnd 9: k all sts Rnd 10: p7, pfb; repeat around Rnd 11: p all sts
Divide the stitches over double pointed needles or circular(s), Small size: (increase to 72sts) place a stitch marker and join for Rnd 12: k all sts knitting in the round. Rnd 13: k all sts Body of hat: Rnd 1: kfb; repeat around Rnd 2: k1, kfb; repeat around Rnd 3: k2, kfb; repeat around Rnd 4: k3, kfb; repeat around Rnd 5: k4, kfb; repeat around Rnd 6: k5, kfb; repeat around Rnd 14: k all sts
Medium size: (increase to 80sts) Rnd 12: k8, kfb; repeat around Rnd 13: k all sts Rnd 14: k all sts Pattern continues on page 11.
11 Large size: (increase to 88sts) Rnd 12: k8, kfb; repeat around Rnd 13: k all sts Rnd 14: k9, kfb; repeat around All sizes: Rnd 15-17: p all sts Rnd 18-21: k all sts Rnd 22-25: p all sts Rnd 26-30: k all sts Rnd 31-35: p all sts Rnd 36-41: k all sts Rnd 42-47: p all sts Ribbing: Rnd 48-54: around The yarn used here changes colours for you, try working the hat in a solid colour. For clearer stripes use different colour yarns and change yarn each time you change repeat stitch type. Try working different widths of stockinette and reverse stockinette. Make them random or reverse the order in the pattern to go from wide bands down to narrow ones. The hat can be worked in different yarn weights. Choose appropriate needles (check the ball band for suggestions) . Follow the pattern instructions, but work more increase rounds for a thinner yarn or fewer for a thicker yarn.
Cast off using Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. Weave in ends, using the cast on tail to close the hole at the top of the hat if necessary.
Make it your way: Make a deeper hat by working more rounds.
Knitters’ I have never
One of the great things about knitting is that there are so many things to try. Have a look through this list and see how many you have done, are there any you fancy trying? I have never... ...tried: Lace Colourwork Dyeing yarn Spinning Teaching someone to knit Designing a pattern Knitting continental style (picking) Knitting English style (throwing) Knitting in public Cables Combination knitting Darning Modular knitting Entrelac Knit with handspun Charity knitting Guerrilla knitting/yarn bombing Grafting Knitting in public Knitting two socks (or mittens etc) at a time Double knitting ...made: A knitted gift for someone Mittens Socks A shawl A blanket/afghan Sweater Hat Scarf Soft toy Jewellery Knitting needles with double pointed
Knitting with circular needles Knitting with recycled yarn Felting Knitting with beads Machine knitting Short rows Swatching Thrums Steeking Taking part in a knit along
Long colour change yarns
Noro Kureyon Composition– 100% wool Price– Around £6.50 for 50g Yardage- Approx. 101m per 50g Patons Colour Works Aran Composition– 65% wool, 10% nylon acrylic, 25% Price– Around £3.85 for 50g.
Durability– Reasonable durability for Yardage- Approx. 120m per 50g accessories. The yarn is a single so Durability– The acrylic in this yarn can tear easily when knitting. increases its durability and makes it Softness– Really not at all soft, in easier to care for. The yarn is fact the word scratchy is often used. machine washable. Fans insist washing. with Softness– Fairly soft, although this yarn contains a high percentage of Stitch definition– Good, the wool acrylic it does not feel squeaky. composition gives this yarn a good Stitch definition– Reasonable, some definition for cables and travelling definition lost in the colour changes. stitches. Colours– A limited colour range Colours– Lovely colours. Often one random colour is found in each colourway. Some knitters choose to cut this out. available, pleasing. those available are it softens up
Feltability– Poor, the acrylic and nylon in this yarn make it unsuitable Feltability– for felting. Excellent, one of the best uses for this yarn is f e l t e d projects. Pick one
For a long time Noro managed to hold the edge on the long colour change market. Now there is competition it loses out– I would choose the King Cole due to its great yardage and its softness, I want to enjoy my knitting time as much as I enjoy wearing the finished piece!
Technique time... Wraps per inch
At times you have a yarn, but don’t know the details. Maybe the ball band got lost, perhaps it is handspun or you recovered it from an old project or knitted item. One of the main things you will need to know about it is the yarn weight. This gives you an idea of the projects you can make. The simplest way is to find the wraps per inch. To find your wraps per inch take a rigid ruler (a tape measure won’t do for this one) and wrap the yarn around it. Don’t wrap too tightly and let the wraps sit neatly next to each other rather than squishing them together. Fill a space on the ruler marked as equal to one inch and count the number of wraps that filled the space. Find your number on the chart opposite to give an idea of the yarn weight. 5 1/2 WPI– chunky
15 WPI– sock
Wraps per inch Lace 4 ply/sock Double knit Aran Chunky Super chunky 18+ 14-18 11-14 9-11 6-8 0-5
Interview... Sarah Gasson of Knitables
Introducing Sarah Gasson, the designer behind Knitables. The patterns available on the knitables website are all incredibly cute, and Sarah actively encourages you to use the patterns to fundraise for your favourite cause. What got you started on designing patterns for charity? I was inspired to start designing patterns for charity by my motherin-law Linda, who during her 13 year battle with cancer, raised thousands of pounds for charity by knitting scarves and toys. Linda was always looking for new patterns to knit and it was through her enthusiasm and encouragement that I first started How do you choose what to designing toys. design? What is the first thing you ever My children, Thomas aged 11 and designed? Hannah aged 7, usually come up The first pattern I designed was with ideas for my designs. For an easy to knit snowman for example, my latest project was a Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff. family of meerkats, which just so The snowman proved to be a big happens to be Hannah’s favourite hit with Velindre’s supporters and animal. Thomas and Hannah are so I then designed a Father also my biggest critics and they Christmas, angel and Christmas soon let me know if a design is tree to add to the collection. not up to standard!
©Sarah Gasson 2012
16 Do you have a design process or do you design as you go? No, I just design as I go and each pattern usually takes quite a few attempts. Luckily, I have quite a high boredom threshold and a lot of patience. What are you working on at the moment? My Safari Collection was very popular, so I am now designing a Safari 2 Collection, which will include a Rhino, Hippo, Tiger, Orang-utan and Crocodile. Wish Which of your designs is your me luck! What do you enjoy when you’re favourite? My favourite design would be my not designing? giraffe, which is part of the safari I enjoy gardening, walking and just collection. Designing the giraffe’s spending time with my family. I spots proved to be very also help to run the local Brownie challenging, so it was very group, which keeps me quite busy. rewarding when the worked out in the end. pattern Do you have any tips for aspiring designers? Just give it a go and design from Do you have a favourite yarn? When designing animals I tend to your heart. If you design use an array of different yarns. For something that you love, then a ‘fluffy’ effect I would use Sirdar inevitably somebody else will love Snuggy Snowflake DK yarn or for making it too. a ‘furry’ effect I would use Sirdar Funky Fur. I also love using Debbie Bliss rialto DK yarn, as it knits beautifully and gives a lovely F i n d S a r a h ’s p a t t e rn s at www.knitables.com, and get finish. How did you learn to knit/ knitting for your favourite cause! crochet? Do you do both? My mother taught me how to knit and I have since taught my daughter, although she doesn’t find it that exciting! Unfortunately, I do not know how to crochet, although I would love to learn one day. It’s just a case of finding the time!
©Sarah Gasson 2012
Crafting book review...
“knitalong” Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown
A bright, colourful book which combines knitting patterns and short essays on the history of knitting in groups. Beautiful photos illustrate both the patterns and the writing. The writing discusses two topics– knitting in groups, for example a knit night or knitting circle; and knitalongs, where everyone works on the same pattern, type of project, or part of a larger piece of work. Topics covered include knitting groups, the history of knitting in groups, wartime knitting, how knitting has taken on the digital world, and knitalongs. Each section is fairly short, so they are more of an overview than in depth essays. The patterns are clear and well written. They have been designed with knitalongs (KAL) in mind, so are a combination of projects you can knit by yourself as part of a KAL and bigger projects where everyone makes a small part to be combined into a bigger project. Top pattern picks from this book are O l i v e ’ s Afghan, the Entomology Hat and mitten set, Pattern: Meathead hat by Larissa Brown Meathead hat, and the barn raising blanket. I will be getting good use out of this book! At the end of the book advice is given for running your own KAL– things you need to think of and advice from those who have done it. The book would be a good choice for anyone considering running a KAL, it also makes interesting reading for anyone with a passing interest in the history of knitting. For a look at the patterns, check out Ravelry here. The book is available as either a hardcover book (£10.99) or a kindle book (£9.89) from amazon, find it here.
Get out there...
A serious castle, with parts dating from 1068 through to the modern day restorations. If you were asked to draw a castle, it would look just like this! Attractions include birds of prey, jousting, trebuchet launches, touring the castle (inside and out) and the dungeons. Additional activities are run at certain times of the year, it is worth checking the website to see what is on. Choose a dry day if possible, many of the things to see are outside and more enjoyable if you are not being rained on!
On the day entrance prices Adult Child Senior £25.80 £19.80 £21.60
There are loads of offers to be had for cheaper tickets, look online or use supermarket vouchers to get cheaper entry. Visit the website for more information, including opening times, attractions and offers.
Textured log cabin square
This version of the classic log cabin square uses different textures on each round. Log cabin squares are made from lots of little sections- use up yarn leftovers, or work the square in one or two colours. The squares you make can be combined to make a blanket of any size or use cotton yarn and use the finished square as a washcloth. Yarn: 50g DK yarn in either a single or range of colours. Shown in King Cole merino blend in navy and yellow. Needles: 3.5mm needle, straight or circular (for knitting flat). Notions: Tapestry needle. Skills: Cast on, knitting flat, knit, casting off, picking up stitches, purl, weaving in ends. Gauge: Not important for this project, choose needles that suit your yarn and give slightly dense fabric for warmth.
20 Abbreviations used in this pattern The left edge of the square will can be found on page 27. now be at the top. Pick up stitches along the new top A pdf version of this pattern can be edge. found here. R1: p all stitches R2: k all stitches Repeat rows 1 and 2 three times Centre panel: The centre panel is worked in total. Work row one once more. garter stitch. Cast off all stitches. CO 8 sts R1: k all stitches Sections two, three and four: Repeat row 1 until you have a Rotate the work ninety degrees square piece of knitting. clockwise. Cast off all stitches. Pick up stitches along the new top edge. Work as for section one after stitches have been picked up.
First round: The first round is worked in stockinette stitch. It is made from four sections. Section one: Hold the garter stitch square with the right side facing and the cast off adge at the top. Rotate the Pattern continues on page 21. square ninety degrees clockwise.
21 Second round: The second round is worked in seed stitch. It is made from four sections Section one: Hold the work with the right side facing and the final cast off edge of round one at the top. Rotate the work one hundred and eighty degrees clockwise. Pick up an odd number of stitches Third round: along the new top edge. R1: k1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to The third round is worked in reverse stockinette. It is made from end four sections Repeat row 1 seven times total. Section one: Cast off all stitches. Hold the work with the right side facing and the final cast off edge of round one at the top. Rotate the Sections two, three and four: work one hundred and eighty Rotate the work ninety degrees degrees clockwise. clockwise. Pick up stitches along the new top Pick up stitches along the new top edge. edge. R1: k all stitches Work as for section one after R2: p all stitches stitches have been picked up. Repeat rows 1 and 2 three times total. Work row one once more. Cast off all stitches. Sections two, three and four: Rotate the work ninety degrees clockwise. Pick up stitches along the new top edge.
22 Work as for section one after stitches have been picked up.
Fourth round: The second round is worked in woven stitch. It is made from four sections Section one: Hold the work with the right side facing and the final cast off edge of Make it your way: round one at the top. Rotate the work one hundred and eighty Alter the colours of your squarethe pattern can be worked in a degrees clockwise. solid colour, with each round a Pick up an odd number of stitches different colour or with each along the new top edge. section a different colour. R1: p all sts I R2: k1, *sl1 wyif, k1; repeat from * f the finished square is to be used to end as a washcloth, work garter stitch or moss stitch on the final round to R3: p all sts avoid the edges curling. R4: k2, *sl1 wyif, k1; repeat from * to 1 st from end, k1 The size of the square can be varied by casting on more stitches for the initial square, by working Repeat rows 1-4 twice (total). more rounds, or by altering the Cast off all stitches. depth of the rounds. If the depth is altered, change all sections in the round. Sections two, three and four: Rotate the work ninety degrees Other textured stitch patterns could clockwise. Work as for section one after be used, choose ones that do not draw the fabric in or open it our too stitches have been picked up. much (for example, cables and Block square and weave in ends. lace may cause problems).
What’s cooking? Banoffee pie
A delicious blend of a chocolate biscuit base, rich toffee and bananas. If it contains fruit it is good for you right?!
Ingredients 15 plain chocolate digestive biscuits 100g butter 4 bananas 400g condensed milk 100g soft brown sugar 100g butter 5g Plain chocolate
Crush the biscuits using a rolling pin Melt butter Stir melted butter into crushed biscuits Press mixture into the base and sides of a lined, 9 inch, loose bottomed cake tin Chill in the fridge Slice bananas into thin rounds, spread over the biscuit base, making a double thickness layer Melt butter and sugar over a low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, stir in the condensed milk. Boil for two minutes, stirring continuously. Pour the caramel over the bananas Chill in the fridge until firm (but still gooey) Remove the banoffee pie from the tin Sprinkle grated chocolate over the pie
Make it your way...
Add whipped cream to the top of the pie for a extra delicious treat. Make individual servings in muffin cases, divide the mixture for each layer between twelve cases (we call these puffins– pie meets muffin!).
Try something new...
Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about what you can grow. Even without a garden you can grow a few tasty plants on your windowsill. Even later in the year, growing plants on your windowsill means you can enjoy fresh herbs, salads and vegetables whatever the weather is up to. You will need:
Planter or pots Seeds- try herbs, salad or small varieties of pepper and tomato Potting compost Labels A sunny windowsill
The four part planter shown here is self watering. A genius invention if, like me, your plants tend to suffer from a lack of watering. You can find one like it at Homebase. Lots of other planters are available, or improvise one with recycled plastic bottles. Herbs were used here, but peppers, small tomato plants and trays of salad will all fit on a windowsill. Check the seeds available in your local garden store, you will probably find special miniature varieties that are perfect for growing in pots. It is a good idea to label your pots if you are growing more than one thing, a lot of seedling look alike and it is hard to tell them apart until they are bigger, trust me on this!
Fiction book review...
“Daughter of smoke and bone” by Laini Taylor
A beautiful twist on the traditional Romeo and Juliet style romance. The story takes place across two worlds, the “real world”, just as you know it, and the war torn, mythical, land of Elsewhere. In the “real world”, follow the story of Karou, from the start you know there is something different about her and the life she lives, divided between the two worlds, you will have to wait for the more. Information Karou shares of her Elsewhere family give you some hint of what is to come, she doesn’t know all the details though, so is waiting to find out more just like the reader. Akiva enters as a villain, but as with most bad guys there is a story there. Unlocking his tale brings the details of the mythical Elsewhere to life, Although this is the first book in a trilogy, and it obviously leads on to the next book, it also works well as a stand alone book. The story leaves you wanting to read the next book to follow the story, but not frustrated, with a lot of unanswered questions. My only issue with this book is the given age of Karou seems a little young. Although the back story which emerges explains why she would be so independent, I still found myself thinking of her as older- early to mid twenties. The joy of reading though, is you can bring the story to life in your imagination as you see it. Read it if you enjoy romance, but not of the overly slushy type. Also great for lovers of mythology and those who are prepared to imagine a different world. This book requires a lot of imagination, but it is worth it. Available in hardcover (£9.59), paperback (£5.59) and on kindle (£4.99) from amazon, find it here. The second book in the trilogy is also currently available- “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor can be found here. The third instalment is not yet released, waiting for it is going to be tough!
The following abbreviations are used in this issue. k p YO k2tog R st(s) kfb pfb ktbl Rnd CO sl wyif Knit Purl Yarn over Knit two together Row Stitch(es) Knit into the front and the back loop of the next stitch Purl into the front and the back loop of the next stitch Knit through back loop Round Cast on Slip the next stitch With yarn in front (hold to the front of the work)
Unless otherwise stated all reviews are independent and unsolicited. Items used have been purchased from the suppliers for the purpose of the review.
Suppliers, contacts and link Glastonbury wool festivalwww.glastonburywoolfestival.co.uk gathering-
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius, 2011- B a k e w e l l wool www.fleeceandfiber.com www.bakewellwool.co.uk
Modern Knitting, Regia sock yarn- http:// Knitting Help– www.knittinghelp.com www.modernknitting.co.uk/shop/regia-sock- YouTube– www.youtube.com yarns-16833-0-1.html Spelling Tuesday.com, Theresa V. Worsted for Wear- www.worstedforwear.com Stenersen, Emily Ocker’s circular cast onThe Knitmore Girls Podcast- http://www.spellingtuesday.com/ www.knitmoregirlspodcast.com circular_co.html Hamsterbeans by Emma Stoneking- http:// Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off, Knityy w w w . r a v e l r y . c o m / p a t t e r n s / l i b r a r y / Fall ‘09, Jeny Staiman- http://knitty.com/ hamsterbeans ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php Meadow yarns, knitPro interchangables- Knitables- www.knitables.com www.meadowyarn.co.uk/needles/b/Knit+Pro/ Knitalong by Larissa Brown and Martin Stich’n bitch knitting group finder- http:// Brown- http://knitalong.net/ stitchnbitch.org/Find-a-Group/index.html Warwick castle- http://www.warwickModern knitting- www.modernknitting.com castle.com/ W o n d e r w o o l W a l e s - Homebase- Stewart Herb pot www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk Daughter of smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Woolfest- www.woolfest.co.uk - www.daughterofsmokeandbone.co.uk/ Fibre East- www.fibre-east.co.uk Yarndale- www.yarndale.co.uk Ravelry– www.ravlery.com Amazon– www.amazon.com
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