Show a Sweater Some Love I have a sweater that needs mending. Many years ago, well in 1995, I knitted a tunic inspired by tree bark. The bark pattern is made using stocking stitch, reverse stocking stitch, garter stitch and moss stitch. There’s no repetition in the stitch pattern; just one chart which you follow, stitch […]
Hand knit projects by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly.
Can You Knit a Fox? An Unusual Commission! I’d like to show you one of my more unusual commissions; a knitted fox! He’s rather sweet, don’t you think? In the UK, because of government cuts, many local authorities have decided that public libraries should not be publicly funded; they are to be run by volunteers. […]
Sometimes You Just Need Easy In January I wrote about my Well-Knitting Project which I started as a result of teaching hand knit and crochet to service users at Headway. During the last year I’ve seen the positive impact that knitting and crochet have on people with brain injuries. The group has become a therapeutic knitting group in […]
Well-Being and Not So Well-Being In my first blog post of the year I mentioned that rather than make a New Year’s resolutions, I would choose a theme and work on that. And that my theme for 2015 is ‘well-being’. One of the things I’ve been trying is to increase how much exercise I do. I’ve […]
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 […]
One Thing Leads to Another Pinterest led to … Many people have told me that I should use Pinterest, so last year I signed up. After a hesitant start, I got the hang of creating pins and following pinners. Many people I follow were pinning some gorgeous garments that either they or others had made. […]
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 […]