handknitting, Knitting, socks

Saving the socks: a proactive approach

During a visit to Purl Soho Mark saw these socks and wanted a pair (or two). As I’ve previously mentioned, I rarely refuse one of his requests, so the pattern and wool was duly bought. The wool is a beautiful 100% wool worsted twist, but the 100% wool made me a little anxious. I like […]

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handknitting, Knitting, Travel

Purl Alpaca Designs Lorelle

This is the second time I have made this jumper, the first time being from yarn I bought in Iceland. I always felt that this first one was a little large, so bought some wool from The Stash Cupboard in Hobart (closed down now, so sad) which I thought would be lovely. It is a […]

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handknitting, Knitting, vintage

Vogue giant cable knit sweater

Seemingly a long, long time ago I decided to knit Mark a new jumper from some locally grown and spun yarn that I bought at Bilby Yarns in Willagee. I loved the cream colour with grey undertones and thought that a vintage cabled jumper would provide that Aran feel and be warm to wear as […]

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A Christmas forest and a pattern

When I was in Melbourne recently I bought some baker’s twine to knit some Christmas trees. I have since discovered similar twine in Spotlight and there’s also quite a lot on ebay. I have included the pattern in PDF form, with the choice of knitting it flat and sewing it up, or knitting it in […]

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handknitting, Knitting

Elizabeth Zimmerman seamless yoke sweater

Kate from fabrickated recently threw out a challenge to participate in a knitalong for the Seamless Yoke Sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s book “Knitting without tears”. As I had the book I decided to join in and had a fossick in my wool stash for something to knit with. What I came up with was a […]

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Knitting, Travel

ANKESTRiCK Holsten jumper

I knitted the ANKESTRiCK¬†Holsten¬†jumper through the summer in anticipation of winter (typically), and I knitted it from some Panache baby Alpaca/merino that I had in my stash. I originally bought this wool for a vintage striped jumper that I was going to knit and I had one ball of blue and one ball of red […]

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Knitting, Machine knitting

One Year One Outfit: doily dress

When I set out to make my One Year One Outfit last year, I was totally determined that it would be something I would wear often, and what happened is that I’ve made something that, although wearable, probably won’t be worn too often – doh! Let me start at the beginning though. When I was […]

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