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!
If you haven't heard by now, Dublin has a very active knit social. There are knitting groups all over Dublin meeting almost every day of the week. A fair number slip by my radar, and are not all listed on the Knitworking Page. In the early years of the Dublin Knit Collective, I often attended… Continue reading Meeting the Knitters @ Nutgrove
I was absolutely delighted that I was invited to take part in this year's Dublin Culture night at The Constant Knitter Thank you to all who dropped in to try a sampling of crewel embroidery, knitting, needle felting, and drop spindling.
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.
After reviewing a couple of books (here and here) last year, I decided to make this add a new series on The DKC.... The Dublin KNiT ReView My January blues brightened up when I recently received a sample skein of DK weight yarn from new indie dyer, Fiona of Green Elephant Crochet. The name of… Continue reading The Dublin KNiT ReView
The DKC Sock Club returns this January 2015! Membership is now open to all sock knitters and the curious… It will be a year of bespoke socks, totally handknit by you. Enjoy 2015 with knit alongs (kals) and sock yarn lovin’ . For the kals, you can join in anytime and no deadline to finish,… Continue reading The Return of the DKC Sock Club 2015
Looking for a knitting group in Dublin's city centre? Thursday Knit Night is the group you'll want to meet. Originally, This is Knit hosted this knitting group when the shop was located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. When they moved to the city centre, the knitting group found their home, just around the corner and down… Continue reading Knit in the City: Thursday Knit Nights
fabric charm pack purchased from Sew in Rathmines I made several paper hexagon templates and gathered some paper clips to try my hand at some paper piecing. The hexagon template is placed in the centre of the fabric square. Fold the fabric along one side of the hexagon template and anchor with a paper clip.… Continue reading Fabric Charm Packs: Part 2
I was always intrigued by this booklet of fabric squares every time I browsed through my local fabric and haberdashery shop, Sew Several days and countless hours of perusing through the sewing boards on Pinterest, I decided to make a few paper piece hexagons.
Knitters are gathering all over Dublin to knit and knatter, stitch and bitch, over coffee, tea and cocktails: ) This is a call out to all of you to join a knitworking group... Check out our Knit in the City page to find a group near you!