Ideas for knitting with handspun yarn

Also referred to as art yarn, handspun yarns make knitting so much fun.  If you already knit, weave or crochet with handspun yarn you will no doubt already be in love with all of the unusual colours, textures and possibilities to be found. You may indeed have acquired quite a stash of art yarn and […]

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Some of the risks when self publishing on Amazon

This article is to share the tale of what happened to me when I decided to start self publishing on the Amazon platform. In a nutshell, I was enjoying self publishing and had around 20 books in my portfolio.  Most of these self published books were knitting pattern leaflets. My income from self publishing wasn’t […]

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How to knit a gradual colour change effect using two strands held together

Knitting with two strands of yarn held together creates a wonderful, marbled effect to your projects. Using one strand each of two different colours means that no one colour will be dominant and is a really simple way to give your work a wow effect. This article will explain how to knit with two strands […]

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Easy way to knit ears for bear hats

When my daughter was a baby I was obsessed with dressing her in hats and sleep suits with ears on. Her going home from hospital outfit was a furry leopard print suit with teeny little ears and she looked so cute that I could explode now even thinking about it! I did of course knit […]

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Stripey Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern

Today’s free knitting pattern is a casual slouch style beanie hat. The hat is knit with chunky yarn, in the round on circular knitting needles. This is a very easy beanie hat to knit. The stripes are worked in self striping yarn – this means that you get a very attractive rainbow stripe effect without […]

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