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I've spent the past four days in a very intensive workshop taught by Catherine Lowe. (It was two workshops, really -- the first two days were the "Basics of Couture Knitting," and the second two days were "Designer Details." But there was enough building of skills and information based on what happened one and two days before, that I'm just going to call it one workshop.)
Catherine Lowe's instructions for preparing our swatches very specifically stated that we were to knit our swatches in DK weight wool to a gauge of 6 stitches and 8 rows per inch.
The history of knitting is mostly a big mystery, guessed at from fragments kept in museums around the world.
Arctic Lace —Donna Druchunas This beautiful new book, Arctic Lace, fills a large gap in our lace-and-fiber history category and the author, Donna Druchunas, gives us a history of Alaska's knitters - with dozens of wonderful, historic photographs - plus the founding of Oomingmak Co-op, comprised of native knitters who produce stunning knitted items from Qiviut, the incredibly soft down from an unlikely source: Musk Oxen. There is an extensive How To Knit section, plus lace charts and about 15 projects -- from vests to fingerless gloves; scarves, hoods and hats, plus EZ's flat- version of the Möbius scarf.
Quickstep Without a word of a lie, I can swear to you that all week long I have known that this weekend is Easter, and I have known all week long, that Easter is proceeded by Good Friday. I mean, I have a calendar.
Jamieson's - The Original Shetland Wool!
Author: Catriona Baird, Project Survey and Documentation Officer Sold to Scotland by Norway in 1469, the Shetland Isles lie 200 miles north of mainland Scotland; Fair Isle is the southernmost of these islands. The rugged landscape is the habitat of the Shetland sheep, a hardy breed which produces good quality hardwearing fleece in all shades of grey and brown.
Imagine My Excitement… …when I get an email from National Geographic Traveler magazine division, saying that they wanted to feature one of my Peru blog posts on their own blog, Intelligent Travel. Yeah.
Lego, For Knitters
The British Isles and Ireland A number of areas have their own distinctive style of knitting or a particular garment for which they are known. Traditions like these tend to survive longer in outlying districts where there is less outside influence.
Do you yearn for stylish but easy knitting patterns?
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This publication includes two studies “Lithuanian Gloves in Lithuania Minor: Local Culture in the European Context” by R.