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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Ennui

I’ve been absolutely dying to tell you all about this beautiful shawl that Jacqui knit a little while ago. I’ve been sneaking the odd image in to our social media (I couldn’t help myself), but now it’s finally time to fill your screens with this project in all its gradient
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The Este Top

Today I’m handing the reins over to Jacqui again, as she tells us a little more about the Este Top that she knit last summer. The pictures have me dreaming of warmer weather but, in the right shade, this top could work very well as festive-season knit.  Think deep reds
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Featherweight Cardigan

With peak knitting season in full swing we have *a lot* of gorgeous new shop samples to share with you all.  In today’s post we’re handing over the reins to Jacqui, so she can fill you all in on her latest FO in her current favourite yarn… “I have been
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Quotidian Colourwork with Felicity Ford

Join Felicity Ford on Saturday the 3rd of February 2018 for a Full Day Workshop on creating your own stranded colourwork patterns! Tell me more.. In this workshop you will learn how to creatively translate the everyday things you love into stranded colourwork using the KNITSONIK system. Bring along a
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