Tag Archives: linen yarn

This year’s Harrogate show

I went to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show last week, as I do most years. I love looking at the exhibitions of craft work and this Legend of the Willow Pattern quilt was the star of the show in … Continue reading

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Reader, I lengthened it

I wore my new linen jumper for a few days and didn’t feel happy with its length. Then, midweek, I bit the bullet and took a pair of scissors to it. It was knitted bottom up with a shaped hem, … Continue reading

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Baby dress

Predictably, I’ve become rather bored while knitting my linen jumper. I’ve finished both sleeves and the body up to the armholes, which means all three parts are back on a circular needle to knit the yoke. There are raglan decreases … Continue reading

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It works!

I finished my Lazy Whoever and I’m finding it a delight to knit with. No more tugging at my yarn, wondering if I’ll break it. The turntable just spins happily on a table in front of me. And, as ever, … Continue reading

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The missing magnet

I’m making preparations for a cycle tour in a few weeks’ time. Last year when we cycled along the Riviera I didn’t take my bike computer to track the distances because I found at the last minute that it had … Continue reading

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Knit for the life you have

After mulling over lots of patterns for rather lovely, loose, sleeveless summer tops (Slope was my favourite), I have decided instead to make a more practical long-sleeved sweater from the reel of undyed linen yarn I found in a cupboard. … Continue reading

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