Tag Archives | garment

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Tibi

Some great SS15 Resort Knits

I love to take all sorts of things on the catwalk and turn them into my version for hand or machine knitters, but I do think it is important to pay homage to the knit designs being put forward by designers. So I’m going to keep this post fairly short and give you some inspiration […]

Continue Reading
Get featured on our blog. What is your fashion and style. I want to know so I can show off YOUR amazing knitting skills. Just email me now

I want to feature YOUR knitting

You know I was sitting down doing a bit of knitting and pattern planning on my sofa at the weekend and I was suddenly taken by the fact that design really isn’t about designers, it’s about everyone! Whilst I was taking a naughty break on Pinterest, I’m scrolling through my phone at all of the […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
Applique-Cardi2

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 […]

Continue Reading
Slask-knit-vest2

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 […]

Continue Reading
ribbon-knitting

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 […]

Continue Reading

sidebar-buttons-newsleter