17/05/2015

Wear 2Be Seen on WWKIP Day 2015

Wear 2Be Seen on World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

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The DKC is calling on all knitters and crocheters to wear a hand knit/crochet accessory/garment for Wear 2Be Seen on World Wide Knit in Public Day.  The parade of FOs and selfies will kick off on WWKIP Day.

There are several ways to participate this year because we want to see you ….

1. If you are joining us at our Knit in Rathmines event, wear your favourite or latest FO.
2. Take a photo or selfie wearing your hand knit/crochet FO and post it on Instagram or Twitter… use the hashtag #wear2bseen
3. Post a photo in our Ravelry thread

15/05/2015

Finished for Friday: Josephina

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Finished for Friday… It’s always a pleasure to see a FO (finished object) Dublin knitter, Victoria completed The Josephina Shawl. It looks and feels amazingly soft. It’s a pattern with texture and the use of three colourways gives this accessory plenty of pairings with just about any outfit in her wardrobe.

11/05/2015

13.06.15 WWKIP Day

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Saturday 13th June marks the tenth anniversary of World Wide Knit in Public Day and it calls for a retro celebration at Cafe Moda.

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Join us to eat, drink, knit & chat where it all started in Rathmines, Dublin 6.

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Knit in Rathmines on WWKIP Day
Venue:  Cafe Moda,  192 Lower Rathmines Road
Time:  14:00h to 17:00h

09/05/2015

The Blooming Bunting Project

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Blooming Bunting, is an experimental venture; trusting in community spirit and inspired by a belief that everything we do has an impact on our environment, Blooming Bunting has invited The Dublin Knit Collective to participate and help create the Hanging Gardens of Dublin, as part of Bloom Fringe 2015.

The intention for Blooming Bunting is to unite communities, by providing a platform: and presenting a project that everyone can take-part in. Blooming Bunting believes in building a true connection between ‘Human-Nature’. It celebrates biodiversity, sustainability, creativity and community spirit.

More about the project:
www.facebook.com/bloomingbunting
www.bloomingbunting.com

The Dublin Knit Collective is putting a call out, and asking knitters, crocheters and other fiberistas to join in and create a garden inspired item that will be included in a Nature Inspired Bunting to help turn a dreary lane at Dublin Castle into a bunting filled, nature inspired hanging garden.

I am looking for donations of a handknit/crocheted flower, flowers, leaves, bees, trees, fruits….basically anything you would find in garden.

I need your item(s) before or by Saturday 23rd May. It’s a short lead in time I know, but nothing is impossible, and I do believe in miracles!

This is Knit and The Constant Knitter are our City Centre Drop Off Depots or please contact me if your wish to post it.

The Blooming Bunting organisers aim to have the garden hung by Thursday 28th May, so its up and ready for people to enjoy during the BloomFringe. It’s a short lead in time I know, but nothings impossible…and I do believe in miracles!

I really hope you can join us! It would be an honour to have such creative and inspiring people involved! This project is for everyone! Without participation this project / hanging garden will not be able to grow.

04/05/2015

We love our LYS. …

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Last Saturday 2nd May, Knitters in Dublin braved the rain, wind and conquered a bus strike to participate in the first City Centre Yarn Crawl organised by The DKC  to celebrate Yarn Shop Day at This is Knit and The Constant Knitter.

It was a fun filled day….yarn and knitting!

23/04/2015

City Centre Yarn Crawl on Yarn Shop Day!

We are celebrating Yarn Shop Day on Saturday 2nd May 2015!

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The Dublin Knit Collective is organising a City Centre Yarn Crawl for knitters to visit their favourite local bricks-and-mortar stores, This is Knit and The Constant Knitter…with fun-filled yarn enabling and knitting along the way.

Join us for the whole day or catch up with us at the time and place that suits you.

10:30am – 12:00pm: The yarn crawl will begin at This is Knit and we’ll get our party started here. Bring your favourite This is Knit FO (finished object) and we’ll parade and show it off. This is Knit is a perfect place for a photo shoot of our favourite knitted projects. Let’s see who can come up with an interesting selfie with your favourite TIK staff member or yarn.

12:00pm to1:30pm: Join the City Centre SnB for a knitting tea or coffee break at Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge.

Followed by a Takeaway Lunch at Duck… just around the corner from Accents.

2:00pm to 4pm: Head over to The Constant Knitter, voted one of the 12 Best Shops in Ireland 2012 by the Readers of The Irish Times. Join The DKC for a knitworking session at this yarn filled shop on Francis Street.

Yarn enabling and shopping for your favourite or new yarn!
Rosemary will point you in the right direction…. how about some Life in the Long Grass?

Joining us for the knitworking session? Bring along your knitting or get started on a new project and relax in the bright studio at The Constant Knitter.

Also, there will be a mini-workshop, Bling for Your Knitting….Learn how to Make Stitch Markers.

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Join Diane from The Dublin Knit Collective and learn an easy technique for creating your own stitch markers. Materials fee of €2.00 per person and while supplies last.

20/04/2015

Stashbusting. …

I tend to collect endless mini cakes of sock yarn leftover from hand knit sock projects.

Knitting cosies is one way to use up leftovers.  This project uses solid and variegated sock yarn held double.  I cast on 60 stitches on 5mm circular needles. Knit several rounds, and finished off in moss stitch.

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I added this cute charm…

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If I knit one of these again, I plan to drop a needle size when knitting in moss stitch… The edge is a bit too floppy.

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What is in this cosy?  My birthday present from my parents… A new Filofax.

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19/04/2015

City Centre Yarn Crawl

Save the date….

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You are invited to join the City Centre Yarn Crawl on Yarn Shop Day, Saturday 2nd May.

Join our discussions on Ravelry,  Facebook or What’s App (send me an email if you wish to join our Yarn Shop Day chat group)

16/04/2015

Thursday Tip: Colour Theory Made Easy

I am not an expert on colour theory, however, I  learned colour inspiration comes from the things around us…

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Choosing is a colour palette is very simple, if you use the principles of colour observation…

12/04/2015

Me, Myself and I

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I am finding it very difficult to find time to write proper blogposts these days…so I’m cheating with bullet points.

So here is my brain dump of me, myself and I:

  • Aka,  TheDKC on Twitter and Ravelry
  • I just got sucked in to the world of Instagram as deeknitr
  • I
    will seek out non-knitters in order to convert them to knitters
  • I can knit, read subtitles on the television and drink a glass of wine while knitting at the same time
  • Procrastiknitting is my best stress reliever
  • the ageing process does not affect me, but I work very hard to do 4 pilate pushups
  • I just discovered there is a community of Filofaxers
  • The Dublin Knit Collective is looking for readers to be featured in this series, Me, Myself and I. Please email: dublinknitcollective (AT)gmail (DOT)com

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