Archive for ‘KNITSPOTTING’


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…



Following a  rainbow in Dublin…

I finally got my hands on Carol Feller’s latest book, Knitting with Rainbows.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Carol at This is Knit and again at The Constant Knitter . I learned so much about gradient yarns.

Burlington Blanks by Townhouse Yarns

Gradient Yarncakes by Fine Fish Yarns

Her travelling trunk show was a fantastic opportunity to see and feel the patterns in person.

This one is my favourite:


Star attraction at the Irish Craft Beer Festival 

I would like to think knitters were the star attraction at this year’s Irish Craft Beer Festival last Thursday evening.

For the past three years, Phil & Sue  from Mountain Man Brewing Co.have found a unique way to  bring knitters and craft beer enthusiasts to this annual event by hosting the one and truly Irish Pints n Purls event in Ireland.

A picnic table draped with a bright and cheerful crocheted themed table cloth

 is perfectly situated directly across from Phil…

as Sue knitworks with knitters who have brought their wips and sips from their beer glasses.

This year, Sue organised two prize sponsors, Dublin Dye and Stolen Stitches. What a great opportunity for a chance to win such amazing prizes.

I am always amused by the passerbys and the curious who admired and  commented on the colourful and thin yarn we were knitting with, it’s almost star-like quality attention.



Knitworking with Creative Carmen

Last Saturday I caught up with the City Centre SnB (aka The Accents Knitting group). 

I was absolutely facinated with Carmen’s latest recycling projects.

She was making a flower pot from a recycled water jug and adding a crocheted edge with raffia.

Also she was using an ingenious yarn holder that she made from a regular water bottle.

Carmen is a Spanish artist who cares about our environment. She designs and creates the most interesting accessories from jewellery to handbags using things from our day to day life. 


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…


Fini Friday

The DKC is on the look out for FO’s to feature on Fini Friday.

Spotted… A Spring Kerchief!


It is knit with two colourways and has an interesting transition from one colourway to the next.


WWKIP Day with The DKC

My Wear 2Be Seen project was finished a few days before World Wide Knit in Public Day….
image pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague; yarn: Juniper Moon Findley

Heading into town I met a few lads from Scotland who were delighted to pose for a photo with Ishbel

A bit of mad fun at This is Knit while I live tweeted from the shop.




A Multnomah in the wild…actually it made it over to the City Centre Stitch n Bitch. ..


Knitting needles busy at work and play at Knit in Rathmines… Cafe Mode






A bit of yarn enhancement to enjoy at the end of my day; )


City Centre SnB out on the Town

It was a super Saturday for knitters from the City Centre SnB….

Six knitters joined the Shop ’til You Drops themed pilgrimage to Winnie’s Craft Cafe in Booterstown.  It was a stash enhancing experience as knitters brought skeins of Drops Garnstudio.




Then it was back to the City Centre SnB to recover from the intoxicating effects of yarn fumes with some knit, knatter and a cuppa.

For a few knitters, the sounds of yarn skeins  from This is Knit were heard from Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge.  A skein of Fiberspates managed to turn itself into a yarncake with the help of Jenny and will become a shawl.

Once again overcome with more yarn fumes,  the knitters made their way to Cedar Tree for lunch.

The afternoon ended on Dame  Lane,  to view the Blooming Bunting Project.



Wear 2Be Seen on WWKIP Day 2015

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


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


Finished for Friday: Josephina


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.