More mini skein project ideas for knitting and crochet 💙

Posted: May 16, 2019

More mini skein project ideas for knitting and crochet 💙

18 months ago Victoria wrote a blog post with some ideas of how to use mini skeins. If you haven't seen it, take a look HERE. Six months ago we introduced our third variety of mini skein giving you the choice between Carlisle Fingering, our superwash merino singles yarn, Nateby 4ply, sparkly lurex blended with superwash merino and nylon, and the most recently added Brimham 4ply, superwash merino and nylon.  Updates over summer are going to heavily feature mini skeins and so we thought it was the ideal time to give you some more ideas of ways to use them....

Sparkles gets hooked...

Posted: May 24, 2018

Sparkles gets hooked...
For those of you who don't know me, I am Laura, aka Sparkles and this is the story of how I became hooked (pun intended, sorry, not sorry!) on crochet!

Brioche.. Using Continental knitting & purling

Posted: August 10, 2016

A short while ago I posted an Instagram video of me working brioche. Why? Because I knit and purl using my left hand for the yarn, ie. Continental style, and I t's particularly well-suited to brioche leading to a very fluid and fast movement compared to working it with the yarn in my right hand. I really rate Continental knitting anyway, as it's far faster and better for avoiding RSI. It takes a bit of perseverance to transfer from British style knitting (ie 'throwing') to Continental style knitting (ie 'picking'), but it's very worthwhile, especially if it makes the difference...

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