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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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Live with Deramores on Ideal World TV 24th April 2020

Live with Deramores on Ideal World TV 24th April 2020

We are thrilled to announce we will be live on Ideal World TV on the 24th April at 12pm! Simply head over to the channels Sky 644, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 to tune in. Hosted by Dawn Wheeler, we are delighted to bring to you a essential crochet kit which is perfect for those looking to start crochet, this includes everything you will require to start your crochet journey with hooks, stitch markers all the way to yarn. For our fellow knitters we will also be featuring a essential knitting kit which is ideal for those who wish...

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5 Quick & Easy Knitting Projects

5 Quick & Easy Knitting Projects

We have picked quick and easy knitting projects for you to make with your yarn stashes. Perfect for getting the whole family involved or simply to make up in your spare time. Check them out below. 5. Rabbit Cushion From the ever talented and versatile designer Amanda Berry comes this soft, cuddly Rabbit Cushion in our very own Deramores Studio Chunky. This fun loving cushion comes with Rabbit ears and a tail which will add personality and colour to your home decor. 4. Bimba Blanket This is the perfect blanket for beginner knitters, designed by Emma Knitty this blanket provides...

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