01/10/2017

SocktoberFest

It’s all about socks for the month of October here at Dublin Knit Collective HQ.

Knitting socks is my favourite on the go project. A sock wip easily fits in your bag and can be knit just about anywhere.

I learned how to knit socks at my local stitch ‘n bitch in 2006 since I was in awe of the handknit socks the knitters were wearing each week. I began by knitting along with the other sock knitters, however, turning the heel was a mystery to me until my eureka moment…

I read Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Knitting socks made sense and it all came together after reading the sock chapter.

The Yarn Harlot’s Basic Sock Recipe is the most used sock pattern here at DKC HQ.

I am taking this month to celebrate P/hop SocktoberFest. Donate and download any P/hop sock pattern

Wearing your handknit socks make for happy feet.

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12/09/2017

Winter is coming, knit faster…

After the successful run of monthly Sunday Summer Knitting afternoons at The Constant Knitter, Rosemary has made these knit social gatherings a regular event now that winter is coming…

Join the DKC this Sunday 17th September at The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4pm.

Then every last Sunday of the month:

29th October

26th November 

28/08/2017

It ain’t over until the last knitter goes home

We’ve had a great knitworking summer season. 

Thank you to everyone who joined the Sunday Summer Knitting afternoons and other fiberistic events that welcomed the DKC.

Here are some photos of a Knitworking Summer in Dublin…

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26/08/2017

Stitchmarker Maker Station

Turning 10 this year is a milestone, so I am setting up a Stitchmarker Maker Station at tomorrow’s SSK event from 2pm to 4pm at The Constant Knitter. 

I will have all the supplies and tools needed for you to make a few stitch markers to take home with you.

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who make knitworking so much fun!

01/08/2017

Hello Dublin Knitters!

​On this day in 2007, The Dublin Knit Collective first appeared in the blogsphere. Check out The DKC’s first blogpost.

Blogging about the Dublin Knit scene was very different ten years ago. I captured photos with a point and shoot camera. My pics were au naturale and not carefully staged with props. Then, I went home to my laptop, wrote a paragraph or two, uploaded the photos from my computer or camera with a USB cable. Then posted it online for the blogsphere to see.

There was a time when one was never asked to subscribe to a blog or a newsletter. There were no smartphones, no mobile internet to tweet or Instagram. Who would have thought that ten years from that post on 1st August in 2007, I would be holding a handheld device, and with the swipe of a finger …

Instagraming for all to see… what, where and with who I’m knitting whilst drinking an Americano.

(Yes, the above photo was carefully staged at a local café;)

Let’s take a stroll through memory lane…

It was always exciting to read about my two favourite yarnshop proprietors in Dublin in an actual paper magazine or newspaper.

Lisa Sisk of This is Knit

Rosemary Murphy of The Constant Knitter

When knitters talked about knitting a Clap, they were not referring to a Sexually Transmitted Disease..

The Owls sweater gave new meaning to a cabled jumper knit along. 

I think the funniest blogpost and provides commentary to what it was like pre-Google…is How to Get to This is Knit.  I remember taking the photos at the DART stations and getting strange looks from the platform staff.  How was I to know that Google maps and GPS tracking was going to make this type of blogpost so obsolete in 2017?

So what’s in store for the next ten years?   The DKC is going to knitwork like it’s 1999…. 

25/07/2017

A bit of fun…

The Summer Sunday Knitting sessions at The Constant Knitter are proving to be quite popular so far.

Last Sunday was particularly a warm day but did not stop us from celebrating Christmas in July.

Our next SSK social is Sunday 27th August. Watch this space!

20/07/2017

Christmas in July

We are not afraid of thinking of Christmas in July. 

Be daring and bold and take on Christmas at our Sunday Summer Knitting event at The Constant Knitter this weekend:

Sunday 23rd July from 2pm to 4pm

26/06/2017

A tale of a midsummer dream come true…

​Midsummer is a time to celebrate the season when days are longer, brighter and the flowers are blooming.

Rosemary of  The Constant Knitter and I came up with Summer Sunday Knitting (SSK),a social gathering to fete the summer solstice.

The first SSK social was a lovely way to spend last Sunday afternoon. A parade of FOs and wips made me curious to look up the patterns on Ravelry once I got home.

I found myself observing the social interaction at this knitworking event and I felt a sense of pride as people who were friends,  acquaintences and strangers were engaging on a level that would make knitters/crocheters like you and me feel so welcome and wanting to come back next month. Me thinks this midsummer afternoon was a success.

Our next SSK is on Sunday 23rd July when we celebrate Christmas in July!

31/05/2017

WWKIP Day at Stephen’s Green

​Are you celebrating  World Wide Knit in Public Day ?

Saturday 10 June 2017 is the day for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.

Join the Dublin Chicks with Sticks’ Meet Up event at St. Stephen’s Green, near the Pavilion  (the stand by the lake) from 12pm to 3pm. If the weather is not cooperating, retreat to the nearest KC Peaches.

Bring a snack, water, chair or a blanket to sit on and your knitting!

28/05/2017

 SSK?

I am delighted to announce a new collaboration between the DKC and The Constant Knitter. 

This summer, I will be doing what I do best, knitworking and Rosemary will open the Studio for knitters and crocheters on the fourth Sunday during the summer months.

We would be delighted if you can join us on Sunday 25th June / 23rd July / 27th August from 2pm to 4pm.

We’ll put the kettle on, so bring a wip or start a new one and knitwork.