It’s the start of a new knitworking year!
Winter and chilled atmospheric temperatures are bringing out the best of knitting hats, scarves and jumpers.
Join a knitting group or knit along this month and get in on the knitworking action.
The usual knitting groups will be back in the City Centre, Blanchardstown, Clondalkin, Churchtown, Finglas, Rathmines, Tallaght, Templeogue….
Keep an eye out for yarn crawls, pop up SnB’s, and other events in 2017!
Traditionally, I”ve hosted a Sock Knit Along every January.
This year, I will be working toward Knitting Goal # 1: 12 Socks in 2017.
1) Stash dive, pick a yarn, any sock yarn in your stash.
2) Choose a pattern, a cuff down or toe up.
3) Magic loop or Dpns?
4) Cast on anytime after 01.01.17
5) Join our banter and chat in the DKC Knit Along Facebook group or in the DKC Ravelry discussuion thread.
So who’s in?
When I am not knitting, I love to troll through Ravelry’s pattern database looking for patterns to add to my Ravelry queue.
This time of year, I start queuing up knitting patterns for the start of my Knitmas Break which is from Christmas Day until New Year’s Day. This is the period when I knit things for myself.
Today, I faved and queued Sakura by Gillian Harkness of Mina Loves Designs to my Ravelry notebook.
(photo copyright Gillian Harkness )
I have a few options in my yarn stash that is calling out cherry. ..cherry blossoms to be this interesting cabled hat pattern.
Photo copyright Helen Peyton
I am absolutely delighted to announce The Dublin Knit Collective (The DKC) will be at the Knitting and Stitching Show from Thursday 20th October to Sunday 23rd October 2016.
Photo copyright Knitworking.co.uk
The DKC will be hosting Knitworking, a good old fashioned stitch n bitch social. Knitwork with us, meet old friends and make new ones.
So, bring your knit or crochet WiPs (works in progress) and join me (@TheDKC) & my knitterly friends everyday during the Show from 2:30pm.
We will be spreading our love for Irish designers and Ravelry.com. If you are familiar with DKC events, there will be a draw to win Ravelry promo codes for knitting patterns from Littlefellers, Lunasa, Sparkles-Glitters, and UnderMeOxter.
Photo copyright Shawn Clark
Don’t forget to follow @TheDKC and @jenheartrugby on Twitter everyday during the K&S Show.
I love our new weekly segment, This Week with @TheDKC, knit & fiber social schedule and where to join us or follow us on Twitter & Instagram
Sunday 11th: the monthly meeting of the Dublin section of the Irish Weavers Spinners and Dyers at the usual time and place, The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm. Also Carol Feller will be in the shop promoting her new book, Knitting Rainbows.
Friday 16th September It is Dublin Culture Night and Jackie & I will be at The Constant Knitter sharing the KNiT Culture love!
Join knitters Jackie & Diane this coming Friday 16th September at The Constant Knitter from 6pm to 9pm.
Try your hand at KNIT & PURL with a couple of knitting needles and some yarn.
Meet the indie dyer behind , Ellie & Ada. The newest member at The Constant Knitter who will show you the magic of using a drop spindle and turning fluff into yarn.
Find out about Dublin’s Knit Culture… knitting groups, the online knitting community and contemporary knitting.