Knitting Cables without a Cable Needle
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by Say Little Hen
3w ago
  Working the cables in the Twists of Fae beret can easily be done without a cable needle. It may feel a little fiddly at first, but after a few repeats you’ll find it a great rhythm. Want to join us knitting Twists of Fae? Sign up for the Bookish Knitter’s Society here!   ..read more
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The Bookish Knitter's Society | Volume 5 Is Here!
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by Say Little Hen
1M ago
  The Bookish Knitter’s Society is back! For Volume 5 I’ve created Twists of Fae - a lovely cosy beret/beanie! This is the fifth time the Society KAL has run, and as I know so many of you are seasoned Bookish Knitter’s Society members, I’ve included the info about what we’re making and reading this time immediately below. If you’re new here (welcome!), scroll on for more details as to what the whole Society entails! What are we knitting in Volume 5? I’m so excited to be sharing this pattern with you! For Volume 5 I created a snuggly beret/beanie. Whether adventuring into the realms of th ..read more
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4 Finished Projects for 2024
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by Say Little Hen
2M ago
  I’ve knit my first large project for 2024! I cast on the Fever Dreams shawl in early January and took around 1 month to knit it. I loved working on this - the stitch pattern was quick to memorise and deceptively simple to create. I was a little sad to finish it but I love the finished project! I think this design was a perfect match for the Australian-made Chromacity Collection yarn. The colour-changing nature of the yarn sings in the ‘honeycomb’ design, and as the yarn did all the hard work I wasn’t left with very many ends to weave it! Pattern: Fever Dreams by Kate Burge and Rachel ..read more
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5 ways to refresh and care for your handknits this summer
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by Say Little Hen
3M ago
  Something I like to do during the summer months is take care of my winter knits. It might seem odd to be thinking about your winter woollies when the sun is blazing and it’s over 30 degrees, but this is actually the perfect time for a winter woollies freshen up! If any of your jumpers or cardis need washing now is a great time as the drying time in summer is shorter than in winter. It’s really nice to pull a fresh woollen out of the cupboard at the start of autumn, so grab your favourite woolly jumper or cardigan and get it ready for those first cold days. Washing Depending on th ..read more
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Gifts for Knitters
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by Say Little Hen
4M ago
  Whether you're gift hunting for your favourite knitter or for yourself, you're sure to find something you love in our 2023 Gifts for Knitters Guide. You can browse the entire Gift Collection here. If you're looking for even more ideas I've selected a few of my favourites and shared them below, so scroll on! Looking for Christmas Delivery Dates? You'll find those here. For the Knitter who ‘has everything’ Got a well-stocked knitter on your gift list? Or maybe you're really unsure what they will use? Here is a selection of gifts you can't go wrong with! Tap/click on each image to le ..read more
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Five Summer Tops to Knit
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by Say Little Hen
7M ago
  Warmer days are on the way here in Australia and I’m keen to get some summer knits onto my needles! There seems to be an abundance of gorgeous summer patterns around at the moment, and with lovely organic cottons and silk yarns arriving on the shelves I’m dying to cast on! I’ve rounded up some of my favourites below, perhaps you’ll be inspired to do some summer knitting, too? Ananke by Audrey Borrego I love the hem on this cute little tank! Perfect for pairing with skirts and linen pants, or throw it over a strapless summer dress. Knit it in Alba GOTS or Gossyp. Wild Wind by Wool and ..read more
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Colourwork Magic
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by Sarah Price
8M ago
  One of the things that is so delightful about knitting is that, at the heart of it, there are only 2 stitches you need to know. Knitting and purling - every other technique and stitch are just a variation with one of these stitches as the foundation. I think that might be one of the reasons I enjoy colourwork. In it’s simplest form, you’re creating stocking stitch. If you’re knitting flat that means you’ll knit 1 row and purl the next. And if you’re working in the round, you’ll find yourself just knit, knit, knitting away each round. But, after carefully selecting colours and following ..read more
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The Knitting Project Balance
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by Say Little Hen
9M ago
  Did you know there are knitting types? There are knitters that only knit one project at a time, not casting on another until they’ve finished. There are knitters who have an unfathomable mountain of WIPs and delight in the joy of starting another. And then there are knitters like me. I usually have around 3 to 4 projects on the go at once. These projects are divided into categories, giving me something to always knit no matter the concentration level needed. There is: A garment I’m knitting for myself A sock; the perfect project to knit when catching up with friends or out and abou ..read more
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Knit It: Cassie Colourblock Cowl
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by Say Little Hen
11M ago
  Do you ever get knitting cravings? A feeling where you know you just need to knit a certain kind of project? Maybe it’s a craving for a particular stitch, fibre or level of complication? Lately, I’ve been craving easy texture and thick cosy yarn. It’s winter that makes me want large, woolly projects on my needles. And today it’s certainly cold enough for them! My newest pattern is the perfect knit when you’re craving something easy (but not too boring) and something with big stitches. Cassie Colourblock Cowl is a beginner-friendly knitting project that uses super soft 12ply merino wool ..read more
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Finished Project: Skep Blanket
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by Say Little Hen
1y ago
  Finishing a large project always feels a little odd. This blanket took me 8 months from start to finish - the fastest I’ve ever knit a blanket before. With large projects, I always mentally settle in for the long journey. I enjoy knitting blankets as it’s nice to have something there to pick up and knit on whenever, in between other projects without having to stop and start. You might remember when I started Skep last year. The blanket is made up of 36 hexagons that are individually knit, and then knitted together at the end to form the modular blanket. The nice thing about the motifs ..read more
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