Archive for February, 2014

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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19/02/2014

Knitting with Wire 201

Use your knitting skills and create beaded jewellery in this 2 hour workshop.

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Learn the techniques of knitting with wire and beading to create a unique brooch.

Date: Saturday 1st March
2:30pm to 4:30pm

€30 includes all materials

Venue: Sew
Wynne Road Rathmines

For more info contact Eilish Murphy

17/02/2014

The Power of Purple….

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Amethyst is my birthstone with the hues of violet.

It is intersting to note that the name originates from the Ancient Greek word meaning “not intoxicated”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.

The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking cups of it in the belief that it would prevent  intoxication.

Now that’s the power of purple: )

Since it’s my birthday, I have a very simple scarf pattern, very light and airy. Perfect for the spring season and maybe to protect the wearer from a state of intoxication ; )

Amethyst

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Yarn:  Drops Kid Silk or Rowan Kid Silk Haze in purple
Needle size:  7mm

Cast on 30 stitches.
Knit, knit, knit…every row until the ball is finished (leave a couple of metres)

Bind off, weave in the ends.

Ready to wear: )

it’s also competition time…

a random draw for one ball of kid silk to knit the Amethyst scarf.  Just comment on my blog from today until Friday 21st February. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday…

Edited: I’ve added another prize to the amethyst competition. Check out the DKC Facebook to enter. “non-knitters” are welcome to join

http://on.fb.me/1eLF9UJ

11/02/2014

Spin and Weave in the City Centre

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10/02/2014

It’s Valentine’s Week

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Get ready for Valentine’s Day this coming Friday…

Knit your sweetheart a Valentine : )

03/02/2014

Luv: Handknit your Valentine

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A simple handknit heart for your Valentine

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Supplies
Yarn: any DK or Sport weight.
Needle size: 4mm
Tapestry needle
Optional: Small stitch holder or large safety pin
Embellishments of your choice such as buttons, beads, ribbon, raffia, etc.

Abbreviations

sts………………..stitches
kfb………………..increase
k…………………..knit
k2tog…………….knit 2 stitches together

Pattern
Cast on 2 sts

Row 1: Knit (2sts)
Row 2: kfb, kfb (4sts)
Row 3: knit to end of row
Row4: kfb, k2, kfb (6sts)
Row 5: Knit to end of row
Row 6: kfb, k4, kfb (8sts)
Row 7: Knit to end of row
Row 8: kfb, k6, kfb (10sts)
Row 9: Knit to end of row
Row 10: kfb, k8, kfb (12sts)

Knit 4 rows

Next row: Knit 6 sts; Slip these knit stitches on a stitch holder or onto waste yarn approximately 10cm in length

The remaining 6 sts are on the left needle.

Continue knitting as follows:

Row 1: K2tog, k2, k2tog (4sts). Turn.
Row 2: K4. Turn
Row 3: K2tog, k2tog (2sts). Turn
Bind off the last 2 sts.
Cut yarn

Work on the next section as follows:

Slip 6 sts from stitch holder to needle.
Re-join yarn.
Row 1: K2tog, k2, k2tog (4sts). Turn.
Row2: K2tog, k2tog (2sts). Turn.
Bind off of the last 2 sts.

Weave in the yarn ends with the tapestry needle.

Embellish and be creative: )

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DMurphy 2014. You may use pattern only for your personal non-commercial use. You may not distribute or sell electronic or paper copies of this pattern and use the photos without permission. email: dublinknitcollective(AT)gmail(DOT)com

02/02/2014

CRAFTing in Dublin

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Dublin’s knitting scene is creatively inspiring.

Knitters are beading, dressmaking, felting, handsewing, quilting, spinning, weavimg….the crafting list is endless!

As an eclectic crafter, I am launching a new element to The Dublin Knit Collective…..CRAFTing.

To celebrate my new crafting adventure, I am re-releasing Knit a Valentine pattern with complimentary yarn at the Rathmines Knit Night on Tuesday 4th and 11th February.

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