FREE Tasters (Knitting)

FREE Tasters (Knitting)

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FREE Tasters (Knitting)
  • TASTER: Knitted Brick Block with Daphne Morris

    Daphne Morris demonstrates this simple block using a combination of knit and purl stitches to produce a regular brick pattern.

    She covers a variety of tips and techniques that will give a great start to your project.

    These include starting your block with a garter stitch to give a stable ed...

  • TASTER: More Tips on Knitting a Beret with Daphne Morris

    Inspired by a beret her goddaughter wears, Daphne has written this simple beret pattern.

    Knitted in a West Yorkshire Spinners illustrious double knit it produces a very light warm beret.  Firstly Daphne shows how when knitting in the round, stitch markers are essential. Secondly she demonstrat...

  • TASTER: How to Pick Up Dropped Knitting Stitches with Daphne Morris

    Dropped stitches in knitting can be easily picked up with a fine crochet hook. Daphne demonstrates techniques for both knitted and pearled stitches.

    From divided stitches, a single dropped stitch several rows down, to a full ladder this technique provides an invisible solution. Consequently th...

  • TASTER: How to Block your Knitting with Daphne Morris

    Daphne shares with us those finishing techniques that give a knitted garment a smoother, flatter look.
    She demonstrates how to use pins and a pressing board to:

    stop seams rolling
    increase the size of garment pieces
    flatten seams for easier stitching
    accurately size pieces when altering pattern ...

  • TASTER: Knitted Cable Stitches with Daphne Morris

    Daphne loves to add cable to the garments she knits. Here we get to see a variety of styles including the very popular two part cable, a three part plait, and the honeycomb trellis. She also shares the idea of adding a cable border to something, such as a hat.

    Daphne shows how to create a simp...

  • TASTER: How to Knit a Beret with Daphne Morris

    In this very helpful workshop, Daphne shows you how to knit this beret.

    She uses double pointed needles and a circular needle. This means you only need to use the knit stitch throughout.

    The beret can also be made using traditional needles but it means you will also have to purl, and you wi...

  • TASTER: Knitting Mattress Stitch with Fiona Goble

    This is a simple but useful sewing stitch. It is used in knitting and it allows the knitting to lay flat when joining two pieces on top of each other.

    Fiona shows us how easy this is with a contrast thread. Usually, she would choose a matching colour to the knitted project.

    In this project ...

  • TASTER: How to Knit a Rabbit Scarf with Fiona Goble

    Knitting in super chunky yarn, this will be quick to knit and adding the rabbit details really fun. Fiona talks you through how to add the face which is made as an additional section. Plus she has a great tip for keeping the scarf flat as it's knitted.

    The face attaches to the scarf with Mattr...

  • TASTER: How to Knit Animal Paws with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shows us how to knit the three toes for a tabby cat. But the method is obviously useful for other animals that you can find in this fun book.

    And she works the toes over two stitches, and has a very clever way of working down the side. So that her wool is in the right place for the next ...

  • TASTER: Knitting a Remembrance Poppy from Rosee Woodland

    The workshop is supported by an instant download pattern, which is available in our Shop. Click Here. All proceeds from the sale of the pattern will go directly to the Royal British Legion (less costs)
    Rosee guides you through her pattern which is made up of small petals, large petals and a centr...

  • TASTER: How to Knit Socks with Rosee Woodland

    This is a very comprehensive sock workshop from our expert knitter Rosie Woodland who explains the whole process, in perfect detail, from top to toe so to speak.

    Rosee knits through all the processes for you in miniature, so making a baby size, but the pattern comes with grown up size instruct...

  • TASTER: Pick Up and Knit with Rosee Woodland

    The three useful ways you might need are – picking up from the horizontal edge; picking up from a vertical edge; picking up along a curved edge. Rosee shows you very clearly how to do each of these.
    Rosee gives you a great tip about choosing your needle size. And also how to avoid creating a flar...

  • TASTER: Choosing Yarn with Rosee Woodland

    Five things you should think about when selecting or purchasing your yarn, and note that this isn't just wool!

    1. The weight of the yarn.

    2. The type of yarn.

    3. Consider the price.

    4. The knitability.

    5. Remember to purchase all the skeins from the same dye lot.

    If you already ...

  • TASTER: Extreme Knitting from Valerie Nesbitt

    In this little workshop Valerie uses up thin strips of fabric to create a knitted rug; if you know how to crochet then this is also an option.
    The trick is how to join the strips when they are so thin, and Valerie has a couple of suggestions
    If cotton fabrics are used the finished project is quit...