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Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

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Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of the fabric, or in the technical skills needed to make it, but in the way the written patterns work as well. Let’s face it, crochet patterns can be LONG! Not only does the designer have to tell you which stitch...

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Stitch of the Week: Purl Twists

Stitch of the Week

Stitch of the Week: Purl Twists

Nothing like putting your feet up and learning a new knitting technique, right? If that sounds like your perfect afternoon then you're in luck! This weekend, give the purl twists stitch a go - we think it would look fab as a sweater or scarf for when the climate cools. Purl Twists Stitch This stitch is worked over an even number of stitches. 4 rows form the pattern. 1st row: K. 2nd row: *P2 tog then purl 1st of these sts again, slipping both from needle together, rep from * to end. 3rd row: K. 4th row: P1, *P2 tog...

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Stitch of the Week: Double Lattice Stitch

Stitch of the Week

Stitch of the Week: Double Lattice Stitch

Another week, another stitch! Pick up your needles this sunny weekend and give this technique a go in your garden with a cuppa! What could be better? Double Lattice Stitch This stitch is worked over a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4. 12 rows form the pattern. 1st row (WS): P. 2nd row: *LT, (RT) twice, rep from * to last 4 sts, LT, RT. 3rd and every foll alt row: As 1st row. 4th row: K1, LT, *RT, (LT) twice, rep from * to last st, K1. 6th row: (LT) twice, *K2, (LT) twice, rep from * to end....

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Crochet Groups: The Crochet Club Sydney

Knitting Groups

Crochet Groups: The Crochet Club Sydney

Half way around the world in the iconic city of Sydney you’ll find The Crochet Club and this month we’ll be virtually visiting them to hear all about their craft club! Read on to find out all this crochet society down under… It was founder of the the Crochet Club Emma Wilkinson who got in touch to tell us all about this creative group. Meeting in Arthur Street Café the group is sometimes referred to as the Arthur st Crochet Club, but usually just goes by the Crochet Club for the pretty snappy sounding name. As a crochet designer Emma...

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Introducing Yarn Stories

Brand Stories

Introducing Yarn Stories

We're very excited to stock the gorgeous Yarn Stories and we can't enough of their selection of patterns, especially for little ones. Carry on reading to hear from them and their designers about their favourite patterns and why their yarn is great for babies. Babywear from Yarn Stories Ever since the launch of our first collection last year we have been dying to expand our range of children’s patterns with a capsule collection especially for babies and toddlers. Our yarns are incredibly soft making them oh so gentle for delicate skin and, best of all, they are machine washable. Perfect for...

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