Winter Honey

With no real sign yet of spring here in Dublin (or much elsewhere that we hear of), we thought it fitting to bring you another winter-warmer project today.  Jacqui has more or less been living in her “Winter Honey“, so we asked her to tell us a little more about
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Free Shipping for Online Orders

While the adverse weather lasts you can use the code: SnowDay to claim free shipping (world-wide) through our online shop. We’d also be delighted if you would share this code far and wide. As grateful as we are for the extra knitting time, three days loss of walk-in trade is
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Adverse Weather

We made the decision to close today due to the Red Weather Warning. Our primary concern is the safety of our staff and the continued operation of public transport in these conditions was in question.  We have since learned that the Powerscourt Centre itself will be closed on Thursday 1st
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The Weekender

Back in January I was lucky enough to attend the extravaganza that is Vogue Knitting Live in New York. When the tickets first went on sale I absolutely leapt at the chance to take a class with Andrea Mowry, especially as the topic was something I had been dying to
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In the company of colour… a workshop with Felicity Ford

Just a short 10 days ago we were thrilled to welcome a maestro of stranded colour work to This is Knit. Felicity Ford (aka Knitsonik) led an enthusiastic group of keen knitters and budding designers on a day-long adventure in yarn. Our very own Eimear was part of that group
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The Fuerte Cowl

Oh the knitted cowl! What better template for trying out new stitch patterns, new techniques AND new yarns?  In the run up to Christmas our Soul Warmer Kit proved so popular for these very reasons and so, as the New Year begins, we thought we’d bring you another tempting cowl.
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The 2017 Christmas Gift Guide!

Still searching for that perfect Gift? It might be time to check out out 2017 Christmas Gift Guide! It’s bursting with gift ideas for knitters and crocheters and, at the time of writing, there’s still time to order online for delivery within Ireland and to the UK. If you miss
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Tread

Sometimes a pattern comes along that is one skein’s worth of perfection. A design that takes one decidedly posh unit of yarn and gives you permission to *go for it*, because you know it will turn out this beautifully: That pattern is “Tread” and it was designed specifically to use
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Encircle

I made this hat recently and I am head-over-heels in love with it.  I’ve been itching to share pictures, to wax lyrical about all its virtues, and to spread the word about this heavenly pattern-and-yarn combination. But I made a mistake. A fairly basic mistake. I had been swatching with
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How I made our yarn wreath…

It’s all getting very Christmassy indeed in the shop now, with the beautiful lights of the Powerscourt Centre and our yarn wreath gracing our doors. If you’d like to make your own version then there’s oodles of tutorials over on Pinterest.  I read quite a few of them and then
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