Gizmo Shawl Review

Gizmo Shawl Review

If you’re a knitter, you probably don’t need me to tell you that Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co yarns are a must-have, selling out almost as soon as they arrive in the shop. Its a yarn I’ve never used before, and I was over the moon to be able to use it for a very special test knit I’ve been working away on recently.

The pattern in question is a beautiful crescent shawl by Apella Knits, called the Gizmo Shawl, featuring s a bit of geometric lace and lots of garter. It’s the perfect shawl to knit on in the evening, as it’s very straightforward and easy to get into a rhythm with, but it’s also got enough going on that you’re not just going to get bored.

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Review: The Knitting And Stitching Show London

Review: The Knitting And Stitching Show London

if you’ve not been before, The Knitting and Stitching Show is an annual event that brings together all kinds of makers under one roof.

Held at The Alexandra Palace in London, it’s like a festival for craft. You can find workshops, showcases and the biggest thing - stalls, selling both raw materials and beautiful handmade goods, for anything from cross stitch, to leather work.

This year was my first visit to the Knitting and Stitching Show and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard mixed reviews - some people return year after year, leaving with bags and bags of goodies, some people say there’s too much variety and that it would be better to split the show into smaller, craft-based events.

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The Saticoy Hat Review From A Bee In The Bonnet

The Saticoy Hat Review From A Bee In The Bonnet

It’s hard to find a more satisfying knitting project than a hat. Not only are they something I know I’ll use, but they knit up quick, are a great way to try out some new techniques on a small scale, and are pretty cost effective when it comes to buying yarn. 

I recently had the opportunity to test knit a new hat pattern for A Bee In The Bonnet and I wanted to share the experience and finished hat with you all. 

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Review: Caitlin Hunter Ohra Shawl

Review: Caitlin Hunter Ohra Shawl

Writing this in early August 2018, in the middle of a heatwave that feels like it’s lasted for years, the  mere thought of wearing knitwear makes me want to puke. however, I’m so pleased with my finished Ohra Shawl, by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks, that I decided to review it - even if there’s no chance I’ll be wearing it any time soon.

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