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Knitting swing for real

Last March I carried out some experiments in the style of short-row knitting that is variously called tapestry knitting or swing knitting. I modelled a lot of swatches on spreadsheets and then knitted a few of them to prove to … Continue reading

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Designing a gansey cowl – Part 2

I’ve been swatching in the last few days to work out how to make a gansey-style cowl. You can think all you like about knitting, and sketch, and put figures into spreadsheets – I do all of that – but … Continue reading

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Designing a gansey cowl – Part 1

As I mentioned a few posts ago,  I’ve promised to knit a gansey-type cowl as a Christmas present for a friend who lives in Cornwall. I’ll be using the Frangipani 5-ply, worsted-spun (in Yorkshire!) yarn I have left over from … Continue reading

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Luxury scarf

I’ve been knitting a scarf in a Coastal Colours alpaca/silk/cashmere blend using a Wenselydale Longwools Sheep Shop pattern called simply Wensleydale 4-ply Scarf. It’s finished and currently in the process of being blocked. I’m blocking it quite hard because the … Continue reading

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The end of the summer

I find this time of year very depressing. All my lightweight, summer clothes have been washed and put away and won’t be needed again until next May or June, unless I’m lucky enough to have another holiday somewhere hot before … Continue reading

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Still stashbusting – a sewn bag

Madeleine bag As part of my stash-busting resolution for 2015, I’ve made a handbag from a couple of leftover pieces of jacketing fabric. I based it loosely on the Madeleine bag on the curiously named Imagine Gnats blog, although I … Continue reading

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