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latest project

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.

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Nosey knitted thing takes a stroll

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Point to point linking of knitwear

How to point to point link on a collar or trim

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How to successfully block knitting – by VIkki Haffenden

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Completing PhD exhibition

PhD subject – applying existing digital knitting technology to improving the fit of knitwear for women outside standard UK sizes

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Exhibition in the background and me exhausted!

Put up my final exhibition and had my Viva in March and its taken this long to be able to share it!

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On becoming a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters

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”. Image

me outside the Goldsmith’s Hall

Waiting in the Goldsmith's Hall

Waiting in the Goldsmith’s Hall

 

See http://www.frameworkknitters.co.uk/ for more info

 

 

 

   
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Jarvis Cocker interview with Leonard Cohen BBC6 29th Jan 2012

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

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Fancy doing some different techniques but never sure how to work them?

The Knitting Book

The Knitting Book

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!

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The Knitting Book

The Knitting Book by Vikki Haffenden and Frederika Patmore

The Knitting 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?

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