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Vogue Brazil June 2014c

AW14 Snoods

I know it’s not yet summer, but in the world of fashion, we’ve already planned for Autumn Winter 2014. It looks like some of the magazines are also looking ahead to Winter and in preparation for the cold weather ahead, snoods are here to stay. Here’s some great inspiration for some knitty gifts or accessories you […]

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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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Tracy Reese SS14 Lace trend

Exciting looks for lace lovers!

One of the biggest trends for SS14 will definitely be lace. So those of you knitters who love a bit of lace, get ready. There will be all sorts of lace from the simplest eyelet based ideas to the most complex, all over or intricate ideas. So whatever level of lace knitter you are, now is […]

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What is SSK? It means Slip Slip Knit and is a method of decreasing knitting stitches. Come and get your free guide

HK HELP: SSK [Slip Slip Knit]

If you’re not sure what SSK means, it refers to a method of decreasing stitches in a knitting pattern. A K2tog will do the same thing, but the in the opposite direction. So when you have 2 stitches and you K2tog, you’ll notice that the top stitch, that shows when you are looking at the […]

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I love a cale and a cable with lace is the best kind. Here is the easiet cable lace column I have ever knitted. Get your download for free here

HK STITCH: YO rib and Lace Panel

I really like this stitch. It’s called many things but the yarn over and background of purl stitches stays constant. This stitch really has everything. It’s really easy to knit. It’s only 5 sts wide. It has a little element of lac with the yarn over’s. It only requires you to be able to knit […]

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Create a smocking stitch effect with this really simple guide. Super effective and a great alternative to cables

HK STITCH: Smocking Stitch

Last year I created this jumper, the one pictured. I wanted to do something that was like a cable but with something different. Smocking, is such a great compromise that is really easy to do but with a great texture and a really effective look. I have to say this jumper is one of my […]

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We love cables! Come and find a range of cable designs and download the guides for theses cable stitches for free

HK STITCH: Mossy Cable

I do love cable stitches. If you hand or machine knit, they just look special. They also look really complicated and some people think they take an age to knit. Well I’m not going to lie, you will have to do a couple of extra stages in comparison to let’s say a stockinette stitch, but […]

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Here's a great guide on how to create the perfect ladder stitch with hand knitting

HK STITCH: Ladder Stitch

The ladder stitch is really versatile. It can be a trim, a great little detail with a background of stockinette stitch or a really solid addition to lace. The ladder stitch is sometimes a little bit disregarded as a design detail because it’s really simple, but it has a really great impact. Ladders can be […]

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Have you ever wondered how to create a fringe stitch in knitting? Well here it is. Come and download it for free

HK STITCH: Fringe Stitch

In Issue #1 of Twisted Angle, I made a fur coat, all completely knitted. It was one of our most popular and talked about designs for our hand knit patterns. (And one of my favourites) Well here is the key to the design. The fringe stitch is here. Free for you to download and apply […]

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HK STITCH: The Braid Cable

I love cables. There are so many to choose from and so many designs and sizes. What about a nice little braid that can frame all of your main stitches? Here is a really nice cable braid that is super easy to knit but looks complex with a maximum impact. This looks amazing as an all […]

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HK STITCH: 5 Stitch Bobble

With bobbles, sometimes it’s difficult to get them right, especially when you want larger scale bobbles. So here is our free guide to creating a 5 stitch bobble for your own work or encorporationg them into a design. These look amazing with cables, lace and all types of colour. Download PDF HERE: 5st Bobble   […]

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