Playing Catch Up

It’s been a blur. These past few weeks have whizzed by in a whirlwind of special guests, trunk shows and visiting tour groups. But don’t worry! There has been a stolen pockets of knitting in scarce moments in between! The “uninitiated” might assume that, for knitters, these summer months are
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Tsumuzikaze & The Fibre Co Yarn Tasting

We all know that moment.  It might happen when you are idly browsing Ravelry and the design jumps out at you. Or when you bump in to someone at a knitting event. Or even when you spot a random someone on the street.  They’re wearing a handknit and you simply
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Wrapping Up a Weekend of Shawls with Melanie Berg

We had a truly wonderful weekend earlier this month with Melanie Berg’s fabulous trio of shawl workshops.  Knitters from far and wide came to learn more about Shawl Construction, Colourwork Shawls and Mosaic Knitting.  Over the course of both days the students around Melanie’s table were simply blown away by
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The Edinburgh Yarn Festival

The knitting internet has been abuzz with reports from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival these past two weeks. You may well already have read about the amazing atmosphere, the inspiring classes and the wonderful products on offer.  But we just had to add our own voices to the chiming chorus of
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Top Tips from the KAL Cast On

We had a fantastic afternoon in the shop on Saturday, when we officially kicked off our Spring KAL with a bunch of lovely knitters and a healthy dose of sugar and caffeine! For many of us swatching was the order of the day, and there was some cajoling, coaxing and
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It’s KAL Cast On Day!

Today at 3pm we’ll be hosting the official TIK Spring KAL Cast On Party! We’ve a lovely afternoon of tea, cake and knitting planned. We’re looking forward to welcoming our KAL knitters in to the shop for a few tips and tricks on their chosen pattern and for a bit
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The Townhouse Doodler

We have another gorgeous finished shawl to share with you today – Jenny’s version of Stephen West’s “The Doodler“.  This design has been getting a lot of attention in the shop, and it’s easy to see why. The unique construction and clever use of colour both draw the eye, and
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Swatching for our Spring KAL

While the official cast on date for our Spring Knit-a-long is this coming Saturday the 4th of March, we know there will be some very diligent knitters out there, swatching away in their chose yarns in preparation.  Others among you might be reluctant, or even uncomfortable, with the concept of
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Join Our Spring KAL 2017

It’s almost time to get knitting! Have you chosen your Spring Knit-a-Long pattern yet? Our official cast on date will be Saturday the 4th of March, so there’s still time to review the pattern options discussed in our blog posts from last week.  We first looked at Carpino and Ravello,
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