Rowan Wool Week Collection
Oct16

Rowan Wool Week Collection

Rowan are celebrating Campaign for Wool 2011 by publishing a collection of patterns designed by students at Nottingham Trent University. They have also created an Online Look Book, which showcases the designs and has download links for the patterns. Rowan have also created a collection of free download patterns, all using British Sheep Breeds DK yarn. You can also check out their new Calandar area for forthcoming Campaign For Wool...

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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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