07/02/2016

Irish Crochet Workshop…

Irish Crochet workshop with Carmel Lyons, a third generation and award winning Irish Crochet lace maker. Saturday February 27th, 10.30 to 4.30 at Loza Wool, 4 Monastery SC, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Cost €40 includes materials.  Contact Loza Wool to book on 01 4643230/086 3294558 or info@lozawool.com

03/02/2016

Sheep and Icelandic Sweaters…

Rams, the winner of the Certain du Regard award at the Cannes Festival 2015 opens this Friday 5th February at the IFI.

This subtitled film has lots of sheep and will get you inspired to knit an Iceland sweater…

18/01/2016

New: KNiT Sessions in Rathmines

Looking for personalised knitting lessons? The Dublin Knit Collective (DKC) is now offering KNiT Sessions, one hour tutorials with an experienced handknitter from The Dublin Knit Collective.

For the absolute beginner, book a Learn the KNIT stitch session with The DKC.

Dates, times & location available:
Wednesday 27th January 10:30am to 11:30am RATHMINES
Wednesday 3rd February 10:30am to 11:30am RATHMINES

Shopping List:
> Yarn: DK, worsted weight or maybe something a bit thicker. All I ask that the yarn NOT BE BLACK as you will not see your stitches

> Knitting needles: 5mm to 7mm

Cost: €15 per session

To book your place email dublinknitcollective@gmail.com or
online booking: https://v1.bookwhen.com/dkc

10/01/2016

Does social media freak you out?

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The Dublin Knit Collective was just a blog in the early days. It was a blathering and a photo journal of my knitting adventures in Ireland.

Then Ravelry came on the scene in 2007, and I started the Dublin Knit Collective group, a virtual place to discuss anything related to knitting.

When Twitter appeared on the social media platform scene, I signed in as @TheDKC and eventually created a DKC Facebook page .

Over the years, mobile technology and smartphones have transformed the Dublin Knit Collective from a weblog to an online persona, where I can knitwork and stay connected with knitters et al.

What’s next for the DKC? Periscope, if I ever get over camera-shyness

01/01/2016

Welcome 2016!

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Happy Knit Year!! Welcome to 2016 and a new knit along.

The DKC Sock Knit Along has once again emerged from the stock pile of sock yarn stash.

To get myself of last year’s sock knitting rut, I’ve choosen Rye by TinCanKnits as the first DKC Sock KAL of 2016.

Rummage through your sock yarn stash, then cast on anytime in the first seven days of the new year.

As in the past years, there will be a dedicated Ravelry discussion thread in the Dublin Knit Collective.

Also, I will be hosting online knitworking sessions on Facebook. Feel free to join the DKC Knit Along group and get to know your fellow sock Knitter.

May all your knitterly dreams come true…

31/12/2015

The year to come.

It is New Years Eve, and it is a day to celebrate the end of the year and ring in the new one.

I’ve been reviewing my yarn stash and planning to knit it down for 2016.

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What are your goals for the new year?

25/12/2015

Happy Christmas!

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I wish you all a very Happy Christmas! I hope Santa filled your stocking with knitterly treats….

15/12/2015

Santa baby….

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Festive hand knits finished just in time for the Yuletide partying….

Yes Virginia, There is  tinsel yarn ; )

08/12/2015

Knitting Tools

Accessories… Tools… Gadgets… The art of knitting does not stop at a pair of sticks and string.

These are yarn bobbins for colourworking which you can pick up at your LYS  (local yarn shop). They are usually made from rigid plastic with a slot at one end.

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Wind the contrast colours needed for your pattern on a yarn bobbin

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05/12/2015

Christmas Knitting anyone?

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This time of year, knitters are a flurry of activity, Knitters stockpile their fibre stash and supplies for the annual tradition known as Christmas knitting. Knitters engage in this yearly pursuit with a vengeance.

Looking for ideas for your Christmas knitting?

Hats – cabled and slouchy with pompoms are very popular this year (and we don’t need the Irish media to tell us this, knitters intuitively know this ; )

How are some Christmas knitworking? Drop in on your local knitting group and enjoy the chat and cheer.

Enjoy the season of Christmas knitting!!

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