Author Archives: houseofknitting

Favourite cardigans

Sometimes you find a favourite cardigan – like your best friend, like a warm hug on a cold day. It lifts you and cheers you up every time you wear it. Not too tight, not too loose, warm and comfortable, … Continue reading

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Dilemma of a lengthways scarf

Lengthways scarves are a great way to use up yarn, particularly when you have lots of oddments of different shades – for example left over from a Fair-Isle project (see right)   Kaffe Fassett design: “Cassis” in Rowan Kidsilk Haze However, in … Continue reading

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Noughts and Crosses cowl sampler

Well I’ve been busy this morning knitting up a sampler for a cowl! The theme is Noughts and crosses. A simple cable and bobble pattern – very effective and ideal for beginners. I hope to publish a pattern in Ravelry … Continue reading

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Fancy knitted rib welt from Kim Hargreaves

I’m knitting a sweater from one of my favourite pattern books – ‘Misty‘ by Kim Hargreaves. It’s a bit of a love/hate relationship – I love the patterns, but I’m not enjoying this complex welt. It’s from the pattern ‘Haze’, which … Continue reading

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Brockford Barn knit and stitch

My first time at the Brockford Barn knit and stitch. A weekly meeting for craft people to get together, knit (and/or crochet), stitch and share ideas. How lovely to meet like-minded people, and a good excuse to spend the morning … Continue reading

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Double knit like 4-ply? Rowan’s Pure Cashmere DK

My current knitting project is “Fawn”, a classic, understated cropped cardigan by Kim Hargreaves…. I’m using the recommended yarn – Rowan’s pure cashmere. I love the drape and feel of this sumptuous yarn, but it knits much more like a … Continue reading

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Book review: Knitting block by block by Nicky Epstein

I recently purchased “Knitting block by block” from Amazon and it arrived yesterday. It is my first Nicky Epstein book/pattern, and I came across it whilst browsing through the knitting network site Ravelry I couldn’t resist the purchase, because the it seemed … Continue reading

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