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W Magazine December January 13 14. SS14 Flowers floral trends

Flowers are just everywhere

Well I know that it’s Christmas and at this time of the year you are probably more concerned with finishing off the last of your Christmas gifts, or organising events, or just wishing that Santa will bring you all the lovely things on your list. Well yes I have to admit that I am too, […]

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Feminine 40’s knits

A quick little post today from the magazines. I haven’t done this for a while but I wanted to share these photos for a couple of reasons. Firstly, how snuggly does the knitwear look? So soft and warm. But also I am a huge fan of vintage 40’s fashion. I love these outfits from Vogue […]

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Ever wanted to know how to calculate the amount of yarn you need for your knitting project or design

HELP: Calculate your yarn

A while ago, I was asked if  I could calculate some yarn for someone and after I did, I came up with an idea. What if I asked knitters if there was something knit related that was a bit of a mystery. Something people wanted a guide to or if I could help with a […]

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Would you like a seamless way to join you knitting seams? Here's our free guide to Kitchener

HELP: Join seams with Kitchener Stitch

Oh seaming ( or Linking )! I’m not a fan of joining any seam by hand, but if you can get an invisible seam, at least that makes the join look nice. Kitchener is actually really easy, but it tends to confuse people because of that funny line of the yarn, picking up half stitches […]

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Have you ever wondered how to grade a knitting pattern? I'll give you the rules from the fashion industry to help you grade your knitting pattern for both hand and machine knitting

HELP: Grade your knitting patterns

Do you want to grade your knitting patterns? Are you a bit confused by the rules? Well over a very long time in the fashion industry, I’ve had to write knitwear specs, go to fit meetings, speak to the manufacturers and make knitwear designs for the highstreet. This involves a lot of grading, measurements and […]

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I love the slash and knit technique. Make your jersey garments look like have a knitting stitch. Get our free how to guide

RECYCLE: Slash and Knit

A number of years ago, there was a grungy fashion trend and I used a really cool feature, slash and knit, to sell designs to some of the biggest retailers in the UK! I loved the slash and knit effect and since I posted an article about this [as well as a dress I made with […]

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RECYCLE: Applique Cardi

I love a little bit of the 80’s, but then I also love a bit of leather, biker looks and a little bit of rock. Well I found this amazing cardigan, complete from the 80’s with dropped shoulders, oversized and huge batwong sleeves. Darn it, it’s amazing! …….But a tad old and wearing a bit […]

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RECYCLE: Slash and Knit Vest

Have you seen our Slash and Knit How To guide? well if you haven’t I really suggest you having a look at our free guide in the How To section of resources. This idea was a big feature in fashion design around 8 years ago and since we posted our guide, it’s exploded on blogs […]

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RECYCLE: Knitting With Ribbons

With all of the designers adding ribbons into their designs as little contrast colours or features, wouldn’t it be great to get a guide on how to do it! Well it’s a great design element to update your knits whether you have knitted it yourself or you just want to update a shop bought knit […]

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