Archives for KALs

Are You Ready To Fall In Love?

Here at This is Knit we are all getting very excited about the Love Note Sweater by Tin Can Knits. There’s been collective ooh-ing and aah-ing over yarn choices, and animated discussions about sleeve and body lengths. Whenever a buzz like this happens around the shop floor, it’s never long
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Inse Sweater Vlog with Joy

In this video, we join Joy in the This is Knit shop in Powerscourt Townhouse as she introduces her Inse sweater as part of the Woollinn Make-Along. Come and join us on Ravelry as we chat about the make-along and help each other finish those projects. There’s plenty of help
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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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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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Two More Pattern Choices for our Spring KAL

Did you spot our Spring Knit-a-Long announcement earlier this week? In that post we introduced two of the four pattern options for this year’s KAL, so today we’re going to take a quick look at the other two designs – Timeless Henley and Nogat. TIMELESS HENLEY A refined, tailored sweater
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Join our Indie Designer Knit-a-Long this March

It will soon be Knit-a-Long time again here at This is Knit, and this year we’re encouraging you all to dive in to lightweight garment knitting for spring. This year we’re all about lightweight garments, with a choice of 4 stunning sweaters, all knit in 4-ply yarn and coming from
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