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Flowers and Ruffles

Flowers and Ruffles

Uming and ahing! In my last post I mentioned how I’d discovered Japanese sewing books. After much deliberation I chose to make a top from this book:  I chose the ruffled sleeveless blouse (pattern 7a). In the book it is shown in a crisp black linen. Pattern pieces The first thing you have to do […]

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How to knit tutorial: A beginner's guide to hand knitting simple socks

A Beginner’s guide to hand knitting simple socks

Knitting simple socks Although I have knitted for many years, I only made my first sock about 10 years ago. I bought some sock yarn and read through the pattern. I always do this before starting a knitting project, just so I understand how the item is made and what will be the easy and […]

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