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From fair-isle to football boots

This was a talk that I gave at the Textile Institute. In it I discussed seamless knitting technologies, their historical roots in hand knitting methods, and the potential the ‘new’ technolgies are bringing to commerical knitwear and knitted outputs. The … Continue reading

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What’s inside ‘Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting’?

Lace knitting – see more about this on my Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting page, but in brief, yes this is explained in loads of detail, with helpful photos and diagrams, examples and step-by-step instructions. The book does not … Continue reading

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Hand and machine knitting – using a ‘lifeline’ when knitting lace

When hand knitting lace it is so easy to make a mistake or drop stitches, even on the plain rows, (I have a habit of dropping the yarnovers). To save yourself the hassle of having to unpick and rediscover your … Continue reading

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‘Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting’ – publication date is 31st August

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‘Translating between hand and machine knitting’ is about to be published

A new and exciting book that explains in detail how to knit by hand and machine, and switch between the two skills. Continue reading

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Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting

A pre-publication glimpse of my new book, Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting. To be published by Crowood Press in summer 2018, this book is lavishly illustrated with clear step-by-step instructions on knitting techniques, stitch structures and fabric constructions. Unlike … Continue reading

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BBC online interview

More consideration seems to be being given to the problem of sizing in clothing; a subject of my own research that is close to my heart. The BBC reported that H&M have announced they will be changing their sizing in … Continue reading

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Fair isle fun

Time to play now that my manuscript has gone to the publishers. 

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Point to point linking.mp4

What is a linker? Making up knitwear can be quite a chore, and using a linker makes it a lot quicker.  Linkers make a chain stitch, which is extensible so will not burst the seam when the fabric is stretched. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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