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The Retail Tension Square

In retail we measure tension squares a little differently from the knitting community. For retail we simply take a standard number of Rows and Stitches and take the measurement for each one, so for example 10 sts = 2cm. I always find that 10 Stitches and 10 Rows is the simplest want of doing this. It keeps […]

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Rose Trellis chart for hand or machine knitting. Free chart for rose trellis

CHART: Rose Trellis

In this guide I’ve included a full repeatable Rose Trellis from our Trends Book: Floral. A huge flora trend has been sweeping the fashion season, and here we’re no different. So here is a little free chart for a horizontal repeating rose trellis that can be done with 3 colours or just 2 for a […]

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CHART: 4 Colour Tartan

  In this guide I’ve included a full repeatable check [ actually it’s more than 2 colours so in fact it’s a non traditional tartan ]  in chart form. It’s a modern twist on the traditional tartan or [check], with a slightly off centred mini stripe in a couple of colours with a highlight stripe.   It […]

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Animal print design chart from our animal prints book full of 70 pages worth of animal prints motifs and repeats

CHART: Animal Prints

Do you like Animal Prints? Well a while ago we started a little trend based E-Book series that aimed to get fashionable prints into knitting as well as promoting individual designers and small craft companies. Here for free is one of our animal repeat prints from the 70 page book. A repeat pattern for a really […]

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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: Patchwork Poncho

A few seasons ago, Chanel did a huge push in a collection, for hand crafted looking garments. There were loads of patchwork, loads of hand stitches, loads of ‘handmade’. To honour this and the aim to get crafters doing more to recycle, I’ve put together this really easy loose cape or poncho that is so easy […]

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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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Diamond-Lace

CHART: Diamond Lace

A lovely diamond Lace pattern that can look beautifully airy in fine yarns with a delicate, pretty  look, or go black and add some sass. But this can be equally beautiful with heavier yarns too for a more summery, with a strong handmade, feel. It looks really strong and defined the thicker the yarn you use. This […]

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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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CHART: Snowflakes

 When the winter is coming, you want something to snuggle with and you really can’t beat some Scandinavian design! It just radiates warmth. So we thought we would help with 2 snowflake designs that look fab used together or separately. So feel free to download our pdf because I want to help you create great designs. The […]

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