My non-knitting family know I speak and write in a knitter's language that only other knitters can comprehend. Speaking in tongues and using phrases like finished object (FO) and working progress (wip). The Spouse knows when I am at my wits end with a pattern and I have to frog my project and cast on a new… Continue reading Speak to me in Knitter’s Language
Happy New Year to all our knitterly friends. May 2018 bring more yarn and great handknit wear. I look forward to seeing your FO's on social media so use the hashtag #wear2beseen Save the date for the first SnB of the New Year at The Constant Knitter : Sunday 28th January Time: 2pm to 4pm
The DKC will be starting 2018 with a crafting adventure of epic proportions... Let loose and join our first ever Made by Me Knit-Crochet-Sew Along which will run parallel to the feverish pitch of excitement within the Irish knitting community as we get closer the event of the season - Woollinn, Dublin's first indie yarn festival. We're making this… Continue reading Made by Me Knit-Crochet-Sew Along 2018
Over the years, I've met many knitters at my favourite local yarn shops, SnBs, workshops and fibre/knitting events. Amusing enough (because this is Ireland), I've bumped into several friendly faces while walking down a street in Cork, Dublin or Waterford. I've always noticed the handknits - a hat, shawl, cardigan or a pair of mittens. … Continue reading Show off those FOs
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… Continue reading SocktoberFest
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
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... Edit
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… Continue reading Stitchmarker Maker Station
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… Continue reading Hello Dublin Knitters!
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!