March 2010

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We just wanted to let everyone know that the shop will be open this Good Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm and then on Easter Saturday for the normal hours (10.30pm – 5.30pm).

This is Knit will be closed on Easter Sunday and on Easter Monday.

I had thought we’d be flying out the spring posts by now but, nope… today’s weather has given an old favourite scarf of mine another outing, and it’s one I haven’t blogged about as yet…

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I’m sure many of you have seen the, oh, I don’t know, gazillion Noro Striped Scarves on the internets? That link there is just a selction of the favourited ones on Ravelry, all 3017 of them!

This one is just a little twist on that classic, using brioche rib instead of the regular 1×1 rib called for. I was just flicking around You Tube and found the video below… it’s such a quick and easy stitch!

It takes four rows of each colourway to get a similar effect to the classic Noro Scarf and I also went up a needle size to get a better drape in the project :)

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Do try this stitch – but it should come with a health warning – it’s very addictive!

And it’s a big one!

Click here to go to our main class page and browse through our knitting, crochet, finishing, spinning and the *brand new* Ravelry classes that we have on offer.

Scribble Lace Stole

Our little knitting kits got a great mention on Ireland AM last Friday morning. The feature was on ideal gifts for Mother’s Day but we think this kit (with it’s uber-cute cupcake box packaging) makes a great gift for any occasion. The yarns are the best quality, from some well-established yarn companies (namely Rowan and Noro) and for €22.50 you get a shawl made from silk, kid mohair and lambswool, with the trademark colour changes of Noro to make it extra-special… :D

You can view the video clip of the Ireland AM feature by clicking here.

Unfortunately the shawl pin feature is not included in the kit price as stated by the TV3 presenter. Apologies for any confusion or inconvenience caused.

Dixie recently whipped up this beautiful spring wrap from the new Debbie Bliss yarn Amalfi.

The pattern can be found via Ravelry by clicking here. This version took just four balls so that’s a total project cost of €19.80 for a very elegant spring wardrobe staple :)

Since this little photoshoot the wrap has been finished and blocked – it’s now hanging out centre stage in the shop so we’ll have FO pics asap!