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Books Books Books on the This is Knit Vlog

This time of year we get a lot of questions about books. People are packing for holidays and looking for some relaxing inspiration to take with them. The choice sometimes is overwhelming and so today we have a short video on some of our staff favourites: You can find all
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How to Wear Shawls on the This is Knit Vlog.

You’ve spent days, weeks, months creating your favourite shawl. You’ve created it with yarn you love and now it’s time to show it off to the world. If you are in need of some shawl-spiration on how to wear your latest FO then press play on today’s vlog. In today’s
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This is Knit Vlog – Let’s Talk Tools

In this episode, Jacqui takes us through the needles and hooks in This is Knit. From straight needles and circular to different types of crochet hooks, Jacqui gives us a brief overview of the differences of each type. We know that the choice of needles and hooks when you start
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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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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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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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15 Knitted Gift Ideas

Are you in need of some knitted gift inspiration? Then this post is for you! We have compiled a list of our favourites along with some yarn suggestions so that you can whip up a gorgeous handmade gift in no time at all…     1. Zuzu’s Petals by Carina
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Two Words, Two Winners!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway, so we figured it was time to run a fun little competition.  We’re making this very simple to enter, and there’ll be not one, but two winners come this Saturday! You may have heard Lisa on 2fm last week, when she
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Quick And Cosy

With temperatures dropping below zero all over the country, many of us are feeling the bitter sting of winter, and that quickly reminds us of the need for cosy layers! With your holiday queue done and dusted, it’s time to focus on you again. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ve even
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A Zeal for Teal

Every knitter has their weaknesses, whether it be the perfect sock pattern or alpaca blend wool, though I’m sure none are stronger than my unwavering addiction to the colour teal! It’s hopelessly insatiable, I’m quick to snap up any teal skein as soon as it hits the shelves, and that’s
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