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There is no hurry! The Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-A-Long-Update!

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Are you ready to join in or have already joined the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-A-Long with the fantastic Rowan designer Martin Storey?

Well, here are some updates:

First

Dates to remember, UPDATE, FIRST CLUE IS SOONER!: 
First clue: Thursday, April 17 (Now everyone has the allowance to knit-a-long during the Easter Holidays!)
all other clues will be providedMonday, April 28 and every Monday…

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There is still enough time to be part of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-a-long.

You will knit an afghan designed by Martin Storey using the new Rowan Yarn Pure Wool Worsted (100% wool) which is available in 50 shades. The KAL is starting on April 21st and will last for 9 weeks. In the first eight weeks the patterns will be released and in the ninth week Martin Storey will show you how to join them to make a stunning afghan.

You will knit 48 squares in different patterns. Each pattern will be knit up to a 20×20 cm square. The patterns will be available for free on the Rowan website. But remember you have to be a Row@n Member to be able to download the patterns. But no worry, it’s absolutely free. And Rowan will give technical advice on the Rowan website, including videos.

There is also a discussion board on the Rowan Yarns group on Ravelry. You can join this group for information, chatting and showcasing your colours and finished pieces. You may also visit the Rowan Yarns Facebook page for further information.

And finally here is the shopping list for this Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-a-long.

I have already chosen my shades (hope you like them)…

…and waiting for the first pattern to be released.

Are you ready for the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-A-Long? There is still enough time to be part of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-a-long. You will knit an afghan designed by Martin Storey using the new Rowan Yarn…

SHEKNITS/HEKNITS - A KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad

Sheknits/Heknits - A KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad: Today: Modifying a neckline!

Rowan Pure Linen

In my last article I have shown you my suggested modifications of Trinity.

I will change this design originally knitted for women into a knitwear design for a man.

One of my suggested modifications is to knit a closer neckline.

As you can see in the picture below, this design is featuring a v neck.

Trinity by Lisa Richardson

Trinity by Lisa Richardson

Making a neck line closer is not really difficult. The only things you…

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The Knitter issue 70 - A review

The Knitter issue 70 – A review

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This week The Knitter Magazine 70 arrived on my iPad. This issue comes with 15 beautiful patterns, featuring a platinum collection.

Be inspired by Alana Dakos Botanical Knits 2, which is available as a PDF download or a printed version on www.botanicalknits.com.

Take a trip to Shetland with your travel guide Sarah Laurenson, who is talking about all the must-see destinations for yarn fans on the…

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SHEKNITS/HEKNITS - A KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad

Sheknits/Heknits - A KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad, modifications and first pics.

Rowan Pure Linen

Now here is the second post for our “KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad”.

As you already know we have chosen Trinity a design by Lisa Richardson from the Pure Linen Collection.

Today I will show you my suggested modifications:

Suggested modifications

Suggested modifications

I will knit the Rowan Pure Linen not with the suggested needle size (4,5mm) but with 3mm needles to produce a tighter tension and a closer fabric. This…

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Going to crochet! - Jane Crowfoots Crochet Club 2014

Going to crochet! – Jane Crowfoots Crochet Club 2014

Some weeks ago I joined Jane Crowfoot’s Crochet Club 2014. 

Although I have learned to crochet at primary school for me – as a knitter – a crochet hook is a dangerous thing. It is normally used as an emergency tool and not really regularly.

But Jane Crowfoot is providing a ton of hints for this Crochet Club 2014, about

  • the colour palette
  • tension
  • working out yarn amounts, if you want to change the…

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SHEKNITS/HEKNITS - A KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad

SHEKNITS/HEKNITS – A KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad

Rowan Pure Linen

Now here is our “KAL2 with Kristen & Konrad”.

This time we are using Rowan Pure Linen and are knitting a design by Lisa Richardson from the supporting brochure Pure Linen Collection.

We have chosen Trinity.

Kristen will knit it to fit for her and I will modify it to fit it for a men (ok, actually for myself, teehee).

Here is a close up picture of this design.

Trinity by Lisa Richardson

Trinity by Lisa Richardson

Trinity by Lisa Richardson

Trinity by…

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Sheknits/Heknits - A KAL with Kristen and Konrad

Sheknits/Heknits – A KAL with Kristen and Konrad

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Sometimes it is harder to take pictures than to knit a garment.

Every time I wanted to take the final pictures the weather was bad, no sun, sometimes rain. But every time the sun came out, I have no time for taking pictures. Annoying. But finally it worked.

Here are the pictures of the modified Pond. If you are interested what has been modified you may read it here.

Pond by knittingkonrad

Pond by knittingkonrad

Pond by knittingkonrad

Pond by…

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A Lamentation for Rowan Calmer

A Lamentation for Rowan Calmer

Lamentation for Calmer (Back)

Have you ever expirienced a beloved yarn to be discontinued (how I hate this word)? How brutal it feels, deep in your knitters heart! How you wanted to buy all of this yarn you are able to afford? How you can’t let go?

Rowan Calmeris this yarn for me. I have never had a cotton yarn before or after Calmer that satisfied me so much during knitting and has this characteristics. Being soft and…

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VOGUEknitting Spring/Summer 2014

VOGUEknitting Spring/Summer 2014

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Vogueknitting magazine Spring/Summer is on the bookshelf and here is a little review of this magazine.

This time the Vogueknitting magazine is showing 28 crisp, cool, fun and fresh knitting designs. Featuring

  • The Jet Set – The chick excursionists’ style secret: Mesh knits can travel anywhere in classic black or white, sheer magic.
  • designing Woman: Tanya Tayler, new on the 70th Avenue scene
  • smooth…

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