Knitting Techniques

Knitting patterns can sometimes seem like they are written in a language of their own. Here you can learn all about the standard knitting terms, the basic techniques, advanced knitting techniques and of course the tools needed to help you along the way.

You Can Knit…The Ultimate Beginner Knitting Guide!

Have you ever started a knitting project only to find that you get stuck at the first hurdle and automatically want to admit defeat? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You Can Knit is a new book by Stephanie White, craft editor and knitting aficionado. Covering all the basics and more, You Can Knit provides the ultimate…

Garter Stitch Tutorial | Knitting for Beginners

Knitting expert Stephanie White shares a simple garter stitch tutorial from her new book, You Can Knit! The simplest of all stitch patterns, garter stitch, is also my favourite. I love the graphic, ridged pattern it creates, and I love that I never have to worry about the edges curling. Garter stitch lies flat.  …

This week we’re loving… Beginner Knitting!

As summer turns to autumn our thoughts start to turn to snuggly yarn projects in preparation for the chilly days ahead. If knitting has got the better of you in the past, or you’ve got a brand new yearning for yarn, then this week we’ve got just what you need, with advice, techniques, books and…

Fair Isle Knitting Pattern | Cosy Leg warmers

Keep warm this winter with a pair of gorgeous, cosy leg warmers. These are made with a Fair Isle knitting pattern which makes them extra special. The multi-coloured pattern makes them the perfect yarn stash buster — perfect for thrifty January! You will need: 100g double knitting wool in main colour (beige) 25g double knitting…

How To Adapt A Pattern

Learn how to adapt a pattern with Claire Crompton and The Knitter’s Bible.  With over 150,000 copies sold, this complete handbook for creative knitters has inspiring ideas and will teach you essential techniques.   Not everyone is a standard size but knitting patterns assume they are and that by following the instructions slavishly the garment…