Bergere de France review
Jan08

Bergere de France review

Bergere de France offer some stunning Parisienne designs to take your knitting to another level. Their winter magazine has a wonderful modern take on a Fair Isle design jumper and any of their previous magazines can be back ordered. Patterns from Bergere de France can be purchased singly or as compilations in their seasonal magazines which offer great value for money. There is something for everybody, from beginner to experienced...

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What is a stitch?
Oct13

What is a stitch?

Terminology used in knitting can be confusing for the beginner. Thanks to the ambiguity of the English language, the word ‘stitch’ in knitting can mean two completely separate things. 1 – Refers to a singular stitch on the needle and the method by which it is created. An example of this would be a knit stitch or a purl stitch. 2 – Refers to a combination of stitches which create a pattern in the fabric being...

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How to do a knit stitch
Oct13

How to do a knit stitch

[vsw id=”ICcdXQnGKIg” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] The knit stitch is one of the two basic stitches which form the structure of all knitting patterns. Used on it’s own to knit both sides of a row, it will form “Garter stitch”. Following a pattern or chart, this stitch will be indicated as a “K” followed by the number...

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Casting on – Single needle method
Oct11

Casting on – Single needle method

[vsw id=”MJdSkWx4TiE” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Casting on, is the knitting term used to describe the method of creating the first row of stitches and there are a number of ways to do this. How much yarn? Before casting on using the single needle method, you are going to have to determine how much yarn will be needed for the first row of...

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Casting on – First Stitch
Oct11

Casting on – First Stitch

[vsw id=”kc0nLCDM9p0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Casting on, is the knitting term used to describe the method of creating the first row of stitches. How much yarn? Before casting on, you are going to have to determine how much will be needed for the first row of stitches. As a general rule 1 cm = 1 stitch.  However, a knitting pattern may give...

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Knitting needle size conversion chart
Sep04

Knitting needle size conversion chart

Some handy printable knitting and size conversion charts. Knitting Needle Sizes Knitting needles are often handed down through generations, which in the UK can lead to some confusing sizing between the old Imperial and more recent Metric measurements. Add into the mix a completely opposite sizing practice used in the US and the unique measurements of Japanese knitting needles and you have a recipe for disaster before you even cast a...

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