working with Artesano Aran yarn at the moment. I find it knits up very heavy so am trying larger needles to make it a bit softer.
How to point to point link on a collar or trim
PhD subject – applying existing digital knitting technology to improving the fit of knitwear for women outside standard UK sizes
Put up my final exhibition and had my Viva in March and its taken this long to be able to share it!
I was admitted to this company last month in an ancient ceremony at Goldsmith’s Hall in London. The Worshipful Company is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London which evolved from the medieval trade Guilds which came about through the natural inclination of men in the same trades and occupations to join together for friendship, support and protection.
The website explains the history in full, but this quote explains some of this:
“The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters had its origins in 1589 when William Lee of Calverton in Nottinghamshire is credited with the invention of a machine for knitting mechanically. It was incorporated by Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, on 13th June 1657 and was re-incorporated and its privileges extended by Letters Patent of His Majesty King Charles II on 19th August 1663 with the style, “The Master, Wardens, Assistants and Society of the Art or Mystery of Framework Knitters of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Kingdom of England and the Dominion of Wales”.
me outside the Goldsmith’s Hall
See http://www.frameworkknitters.co.uk/ for more info
If I knew how to link this I would…sorry, you’ll have to Google it…or follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00nnx4z
This book includes some really exciting techniques.
Try Beaded knitting – not just one version but loads, inset into the fabric, on top and on the edges.
There are loads of really useful and effective cast-ons for any project you can imagine.
Do you want to know how to hold yarns when knitting fair isles so that you can work quickly and neatly?
Ever tried putting really attractive shaping details into your knitting?
How about understanding how to read a pattern correctly or for the more advanced how to alter a garment pattern?
If any of these interest you, then you need this book!
Best knitting information all in one volume is to be published on September 1st 2011.
The Knitting Book, written by Vikki Haffenden and Frederika Patmore, published by Dorling Kindersley is out on 1st September. Loads of technical info and samples as well as patterns, so whats not to like?