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Summer Knitting Workshop

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Now knitting in summer might not be your thing

BUT

it might be your thing in the Southern Highlands of NSW where it never gets REALLY hot

AND

in five and half fabulous days we will learn


The art of design
The technique of design
Knitting in the round with the magic loop
Continental knitting
Fair Isle knitting
Long tail cast on
Reading your knitting

And a bunch of new things like

Short rows
Tubular cast on
Tubular cast off
Kitchener grafting

And a whole bunch of tricks to make your knitting... well... so much more ... FABULOUS than it already is.



Come to STURT SUMMER SCHOOL

from Jan 4 - 9

In Mittagong

And share in ALL the joyous creativity that happens there

Bookmaking, woodwork, botanical drawing, weaving, basketry, silver smithing, heaps of things.




Baby Love

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Baby Love

A double knit baby blanket.

Well there IS a new baby in the family, with little Marlo brightening our lives these last 7 months.  The Bloke is now a Poppy and a very happy Poppy too.  

And this blankie keeps Marlo warm in her cot in Sydney.

Reckon you might like to make it too?
The pattern is here....

on Etsy


SPECIFICATIONS
Knitting technique:Double Knitting Measurements:80 x 106 cm (31 x 43 in)


VERY IMPORTANT TIP:if you have never done double knitting before, there are many free lessons on Youtube but the very best lessons are by Lucy Neatby on Craftsy.Start with a small practice square of squares and then a small square with one heart to test your skills before you invest all your time and energy into the blankie. It will be worth it.


Materials: Debbie Bliss Mia (wool/cotton blend) 50g balls (100m/109yds), 1xFuschia (008), 1xCinamon (013), 2xCitrus (015), 2xRose (010), 2xDuck (006), 3xRuby (009), 10xWhite (001)
Tools:5mm circular needles with 100cm cable length, US No.8, UK No.6 with…