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It DOES Matter Where You Put Your Hook

When I learnt to crochet, my Mother was really specific about where I needed to place my hook in each stitch. There was most certainly a Right and a Wrong way of doing things. As I look around at others’s … Continue reading

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Selvedge Stitches

I am amazed that it took me a while to cotton on to selvedge stitches. Now I’m a total convert and knit them automatically but I realise that many people don’t. Well, here’s why they are so important. But firstly, … Continue reading

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I-Cord Video Tutorial – My First Video

In the second year of Monster Yarns, I thought I’d embrace video tutorials. Here’s my first – to show you how to make an I-Cord. If I have this correct, the “I” stands for Idiot and it was coined by … Continue reading

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Weave In Ends – How to do it properly

“Weave in ends.” This instruction is in every knitting pattern, but do you know how to do it properly, so that the ends won’t show in the right side of the knitting (and those pesky cut ends don’t poke through … Continue reading

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Cherry Heart: Daisy Puffagon Tutorial

Crochet Tutorial to Make lovely Daisy Puffagons. Intrigued? Read on… Cherry Heart: Daisy Puffagon Tutorial.

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knitca: Yarn over (double) bind off – video tutorial

Another great bind-off technique to add to your repertoire. Thanks KnitCa! knitca: Yarn over (double) bind off – video tutorial.

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How to Decrease Stitches in Knitting

I promised decreases and here they are!  After all, it’s all very well knowing how to increase but there is a limit to everything. Step 1 – which decrease? Like with increases, decreases are not limited to the purely functional … Continue reading

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How to Decrease Stitches in Knitting

I promised decreases and here they are!  After all, it’s all very well knowing how to increase but there is a limit to everything. Step 1 – which decrease? Like with increases, decreases are not limited to the purely functional … Continue reading

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How to Increase Stitches in Knitting

I have heard many knitters exclaim – “I can only knit a scarf – I don’t know how to go in and out in knitting!” Going “in” and “out” I’ve always taken to mean  how to increase stitches and perhaps … Continue reading

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Knitting Cables and a few Cable Patterns

Well, we’re back – tanner, fatter (I’m sorry but Mediterranean food is NOT slimming) and more relaxed. As ever, a third week would have been perfect but I realise you can’t be greedy about these things. I’ve had quite a … Continue reading

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