Posts tagged ‘KAL’


Knitting Elizabeth

I want to knit a la EZ. There is a new group blog, Knitting Elizabeth to inspire the knitter in us.

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the Valentine SnB KAL…

The pattern is ready and the yarn is packed and ready to go…

The DKC Valentine SnB KAL: Wednesday 03 February from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Chocolate Bar
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Valentine's SnB KAL…

As mentioned in the “what’s to come in 2010” discussion thread on Ravelry…

Join the DKC’s Valentines’ SnB KAL on Wednesday 03 February at The Chocolate Bar from 6pm to 8:30pm.

We have a special Valentine knitting kit* for this KAL which includes a simplistic Valentine pattern and yarn.

*note: just bring a set of 4.5mm knitting needles

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a sock graduation…

This post is written by guest blogger, Bairbre, a regular knitter at the Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon Knit in the City groups

Every November for the past eight years myself and my sister Eithne have
taught a week-end knitting workshop in the ICA Education Centre at An
Grianan, Termonfeckin, County Louth. In the early years we advertised the
workshop in yarn-shops around the country but pretty soon we had a core
bunch of between 16 and 20 people who turned up year after year and we gave up advertising.

Each workshop we concentrate on something different eg
knitting from the top down, mitred knitting, shadow knitting, lace knitting.
This year the group requested sock knitting so that¹s what we did.

It was hugely successful and all the participants went away happy. By Sunday lunchtime the majority of people had at least 1 sock completed, a couple even had both done and were ready to start a second pair!


Dublin Knit Collective X-FACTOR Challenge…

Do you have the The X-Factor???  Join the DKC X-Factor Challenge, no auditions required, only a passion to knit.

 Do you have what it takes to design or find a pattern to knit any one of  these items? 

  • The Louis Walshcloth
  • The Simon Cowl
  • The Cheryl Colesy (as in teacosy, coffee cup cosy, hotwater bottle cosy,etc.)
  • The Danni Mi Toque (it is what the Canadians call a hat)
  • The DerMitten O’Leary


Make  your entry an instant gratification project (make it a quick knit)  or as complex and complicated as you can. 


  1.  Competition is open to members of the Dublin Knit Collective Ravelry forum group.
  2.  Post your picture of the finished project by midnight (Dublin time) December 4th on the DKC forum (Link will be provided closer to the posting date)
  3. The winners are chosen by YOU;  the voting Ravelry  public.  Click the LOVE button from December 5th until December 11th

Did we mention prizes*?  Yes, thank you to our prize sponsors:



The Yarn Room

This is Knit

*prize list to tba