• Introduction to Cable Knitting with Sarah Hatton

    Cable is a delightful texture pattern often found on Aran sweaters. It can also give even the plainest of sweaters a real lift visually.

    Sarah shows us how to create this simple pattern, using three needles. Also, she shows you how to avoid the stitches falling off!

  • Purl 2 Tog Knitting with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    Purl 2 Tog Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    This decrease is worked from the wrong side of your knitting. Therefore creates a nice right hand leaning edge for such things as a neckline. Possibly used in conjunction with the SSP-Left leaning decrease...

  • SSP - LL Decrease - Knitting with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    SSP - LL Decrease - Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    Another decrease that you work from the wrong side of knitting, but which produces a really nice, neat firm edge.
    This is left leaning, so could be used in conjunction with a right leaning decrease (Pearl 2 tog)

  • Knitted Amigurumi Pets with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shares with us her trio of delightful little pets that can be knitted (they are more usually found crocheted).   She assures us that they are easy for beginners. Utilising simple knitting stitches, together with standard yarn – preferably with some wool content – and small needles.
    In addit...

  • Knitted Tinsel Creatures with Fiona Goble

    We get to see and enjoy a selection of tinsel creatures that Fiona has knitted with King Cole tinsel eyelash chunky wool. These are simple and easy to do, particularly for beginners, and relatively quick too.

    Some of the creatures have additional DK wool added in to create the faces.

    You ca...

  • Meet Fiona Goble - Knitting Enthusiast and Author

    Valerie chats to Fiona Goble who specialises in knitted toys and accessories. She describes the use of eyelash yarns to make knitted pets. These are straightforward patterns for beginner knitters.
    Fiona developed knitted  Japanese Amigurumi Pets for people who don’t crochet. These are further exp...

  • Moss Hat Workshop with Sarah Hatton

    Sarah talks you through the different section of the hat construction: the rib, the moss stitch and the stocking stitch. They are all made with the same two stitches: knit and purl.

    Rib has the knit and purl sitting above each other. The moss stitch uses the two stitches offset to create the t...

  • S2 KPO Central Knitting Decrease from Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    S2 KPO Central Knitting Decrease from Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee likes this option for decreasing a stitch in the centre of the row and thinks it might be slightly easier to knit than the CDD central decrease, but not necessarily easier to say!
    This pattern can sometimes be referred to in patterns by other names.
    This is a companion workshop video to the...

  • 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 ...

  • How to Knit with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    How to Knit with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    After casting on, the knit stitch is the first stitch you need to learn in order to create anything. Once you know how, you are off and running. We hope Rosee has inspired you to pop down to your local store and grab a pair of needles and a ball of wool and make a start.
    Next week we will be co...

  • How to Purl with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    How to Purl with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    The purl stitch is another of those must-have stitches if you wish to knit. It allows you to create a flatter piece of work than if you just use the knit stitch. When used in the combination of knit one stitch and purl one stitch, they can create the rib of a garment.
    Rosee shows you clearly how...

  • TASTER: Knitted Brick Block with Daphne Morris

    FREE Tasters (Knitting)

    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

    FREE Tasters (Knitting)

    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...

  • 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

    FREE Tasters (Knitting)

    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...

  • Central Double Decrease in Knitting with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    Central Double Decrease in Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee shows you very clearly how to decrease in the centre of your row of knitting by knitting 3 stitches together.
    It is quite straightforward: you slip two stitches knitwise – knit one stitch and then pass the slipped stitches over.
    This is a companion piece to the

  • Knit Two Together in Knitting with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    Knit Two Together in Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee talks you through this Knit Two Together  which in a pattern is K2TOG.
    This creates a right leaning edge to your project (for a left leaning decrease you need to check out the SSK video/w...

  • Pick Up and Knit with Rosee Woodland
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    How to Knit Series for Begi...

    Pick Up and Knit with Rosee Woodland

    How to Knit Series for Beginners 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...

  • Knitted Frida Kahlo Doll with Fiona Goble

    This simple knitted doll represents the iconic Mexican artist, often remembered for her mono-brow.   The Frida Kahlo Doll will use up scraps of dark/light worsted/8ply wool yarn. It is knitted flat on a pair of short (15cm) needles.  You can use bits and bobs from your cupboard to create her jewe...

  • 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...