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Crafting With Crochet and Knitted Poppies

Crafting With Crochet and Knitted Poppies

Remembrance Day honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life. We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. - The Royal British Legion During November and the lead up to Remembrance Day, you may choose to wear or create a poppy to honor and remember the service and the sacrifice those within the Armed Forces have given. It's a personal choice whether you choose to wear or style a poppy but we are here with some guidance on how to craft and wear/place your...

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How To Knit A Mattress Stitch

How To Knit A Mattress Stitch

Mattress stitch is a very easy way to join pieces of knitting together. It is worked with the Right Side of the work facing you, so is especially useful if you need to match a pattern, or stripes. For a neat finish, pin your pieces of work together. If you are joining a seam on a large piece, such as a sleeve, you may like to pin it in several places. I am using a small stocking stitch sample here to demonstrate. Mattress stitch is worked from right to left. Thread your sewing needle with yarn. I am using a...

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How To Knit A Moss Stitch

How To Knit A Moss Stitch

The Moss stitch is a really great stitch, as well as having an interesting texture, it produces a lovely flat fabric which doesn’t curl, so is ideal for projects like blankets and shawls that you want to stay flat. It’s really easy to work, so here’s how you do it. Cast on an odd number of stitches. I like to use the thumb method as I think it gives a really neat cast on edge. I have cast on 15 stitches using 6mm needles and Deramores Studio Chunky. For your first row, knit the first stitch, then purl the second...

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How To Crochet A Alpine Stitch

How To Crochet A Alpine Stitch

The alpine stitch is bursting with texture. It looks complex, but if you can crochet double crochet, treble crochet & front post trebles, then you can do this stitch. You can use any weight of yarn, as long as you use the corresponding hook. (check the yarn label for this information) The Alpine stitch is perfect for blankets, cushions, garments, accessories & bags.   Tutorial is written in UK Terms Crochet Terms Ch – Chain. Sl st – Slip Stitch. St –Stitch. Sp – Space. Sk – Skip.   DC – Double Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the...

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Meet Margaret, The Knitting Queen

Meet Margaret, The Knitting Queen

91 year old Margaret Seaman is undoubtedly a queen of knitting!Margaret often knits to raise money for charity and you may recognise her from her appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain, after she raised thousands of pounds by knitting Sandringham House, complete with a miniature Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip! During lock-down she has undertaken a new fundraising challenge with her latest knitted masterpiece - Knittingale Hospital. The funds raised will be divided between three local Norfolk hospitals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY We had the honour of interviewing Margaret and was able to ask her a few questions: Q. What inspired...

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