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Friday, June 26, 2015

Different Class Pool Party 4ply

I Knit or Dye Different Class Pool Party is a 4ply weight yarn that is perfect for all kinds of different garments. It is 100% British Bluefaced Leicester - born, reared, sheared, spun and dyed in the UK.

Several colours are available online now, www.iknitshop.org.uk

The finished garments are soft and feel gorgeous against the skin and as you can see below, I've made lots of Hitchhikers. Hitchhiker by Martina Behm is available to buy in revelry.com.

It's called Pool Party because it poooooools!!!! Pool Party is so entertaining to due to the way the colours continually change and and interact with each other.

a hitchhiker

Jan with 2 hitchhikers

another hitchhiker

A cardigan made by Brenda

Friday, December 05, 2014

I Knit Christmas Party

I Knit Christmas Party 18 December 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Celebrate Christmas, knitty style, with I Knit on 18 December at our Christmas party. There'll be nibbles and cake to go with your wine and cider!

The Secret Santa is always a massive part of the party so please do join in and bring a gift, minimum £15 spend, and you will be rewarded with a a stunning gift in return; many of the gufts are hand knitted shawls and scarves! Anything is welcome, though, the rule being as long as you are happy to receive this gift someone else sure will also.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

I Knit for Text Santa

This Morning and TextSanta Christms jumpers...

For the past few weeks I've been working on a special project for This Morning and TextSanta appeal. I was asked to make the final three chosen designs of the This Morning Christms jumper competition. Viewers submitted their deigns, Gok Wan chose his top three and then I Knit made them.

I only had 10 days to hand knit the three jumpers so I receuited the help of some super, amasing people. Very special thanks to Brenda, Coral, Jan, Jan, Maggie and Ros.

Without you the jumpers simply would not have happened. I'm so grateful for your hard work and super knitting skills. You are all amazing.

me and two volunteer models

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fyberspates Vivacious Pattern collection launch at IKL

We are super excited to welcome Jeni from Fyberspates to shop on Saturday 29 November.

Jeni will be with us to launch the new Vivacious pattern collection. Jen will present a trunk show of all the new garments for you to squish and squeeze and you can talk to Jeni about the patterns and yarn and it will be lovely.

Hard copy books will be available and a code for you to download your own electronic version will accompany each book sale!

Everyone is welcome! We'll have nibbles and cake and tea and cider and, of course, loads of time to knit and crochet.

Vivacious is one of my favourite yarns and one of IKL's best selling. That's because it's gorgeous! Superwash merino with a high twist in 4ply and DK, the yarn is soft and squishy and the colours are amazing! You can see some of the colours below.

So come and see us on Saturday 29 November and buy the book and craft with us.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

sock club

The next installment of the sock club is due in the next few days so I thought I'd share the previous installment sock pattern. 'Honey Jan' is one of my designs and I'm quite pleased with it. It's a simple lace repeat and so very quick to knit. The yarn was dyed while thinking about fire because it was so cold in January. It got mild just after I sent it. It's got cold again, though.


Friday, February 22, 2013

I Knit or Dye

I've been dyeing a lot this week and the colours are a little outrageous, for me anyway.

This is some I Knit or Dye sparkly sock yarn called Ziggy Stardust and sock weight silk called At Last.