04/04/2014

Friday Knit-in….

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03/04/2014

Dublin Moss

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Baby knitwear is a great way to use up some of my yarn stash.

I used less than one ball of Jaegar DK and a mini skein of my handspun.

The mossy tones of the handspun made an earthy contrast to the brown hue of Jaegar.

29/03/2014

Knit-in at The Hopsack

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Friday Knit Night at The Hopsack in the Swan Centre, Rathmines

26/03/2014

How do I join a Knitting Group?

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Ever wonder what happens at a knitting group? How to join a group?

Pick a group from you want to join, all are welcome at knitting groups listed on our Knit in the City Page

Most of the groups meet in a cafe or pub and if you can’t see a knitter when you arrive, just ask the staff who will point you in the right direction.

Most venues do not charge a booking or rental fee for the space, so we support our local business community by ordering an item or two from their menu while we’re knitting away for a couple of hours.

Sit back with a coffee, tea, or cake , knitting project and enjoy your experience at a knit and knatter

23/03/2014

Fabric Charm Packs: Part 2

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I made several paper hexagon templates and gathered some paper clips to try my hand at some paper piecing.

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The hexagon template is placed in the centre of the fabric square.

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Fold the fabric along one side of the hexagon template and anchor with a paper clip.

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Continue to fold the fabric over each side of the hexagon template.

Added tip: use this pointer tool to crease and press the edges and corners of the fabric

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Run a basting stitch through the fabric (avoid piercing through to the paper)

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Trim the fabric.

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Here’s a collection of hexagons from one charm pack. Press each hexagon and now they are ready to be paper pieced

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Handsew the hexagons together, then remove the paper template carefully and press….

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The possibilities are endless…The joys of hand sewing: )

18/03/2014

Knitting keeps you healthy…

We’ve known all along that knitting is good for the mind, body (maybe?) and soul. The DKC supports there are health benefits associated with joining a social knitting group.

My local health food shop, The Hopsack posted this interesting article on their Twitter feed recently and invited The DKC to start a knitting group within their shop.

I’ll be at The Hopsack in the Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines….this Friday 21st March from 6pm to 8pm staging their first knit-in : )

Drop in and say hello or bring your knitting project and join this new Knit-in at The Hopsack.

17/03/2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

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The day when the world celebrates Irishness….

I’ll be spinning my greens…

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07/03/2014

Charming

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I was always intrigued by this booklet of fabric squares every time I browsed through my local fabric and haberdashery shop, Sew

Several days and countless hours of perusing through the sewing boards on Pinterest, I decided to make a few paper piece hexagons.

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03/03/2014

It’s Paddy, not Patty

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It’s that time of year when my social media timelines start the great debate…Paddy versus Patty.

1 ) Patrick = Pádraig = Paddy
2 ) St. Patrick’s Day is on 17th March.
3 ) St. Paddy’s Day is a national holiday here.
4 ) We never use Patty for Patrick = Pádraig = Paddy
5 ) Patty = burger

I finally got around to writing and uploading one of my knitting with wire patterns. Just in time for Paddy’s Day

I’m making a statement by launching my new pattern, It’s Paddy, not Patty a shamrock brooch knit with wire.

The pattern is available as a free Ravelry download…

download now

25/02/2014

Knitting with Wire Class

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There is still space left for the Knitting with Wire Class this Saturday 1st March

Venue: Sew, Rathmines
Contact: info@sewdublin.ie

2:30pm to 4:30pm
€30 includes all materials

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