Archives for Techniques

Introducing: “The Stitch Sessions”

Starting September 2018: Join Colette and Anne for the Stitch Sessions at This is Knit. The sessions will be happening roughly every fortnight on Saturday mornings from 11am to 1pm.  These get-togethers are designed with your needs in mind, so you can : Learn something new, Get help with a
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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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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 Letesknits Trunk Show

We’re always honoured when a big name designer accepts an invitation to come to Dublin, and often even more so when they decide to make a return trip. Justyna Lorkowska insists she doesn’t think of herself as a “big name”, but when Malabrigo are knocking on your door for patterns
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Let’s Talk Tension

“My tension is terrible.” It’s a phrase we hear in the shop a lot.  Too much, actually, because so often it is based on a simple misunderstanding. There are two main reasons people tend to feel this statement applies to them, and I’d like to tackle one of them today. 
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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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Top 10 Essential Knitting Techniques

Every knitter should have a few tricks up their sleeve, techniques that can be life savers or help you put the finishing touches on any project. We’ve compiled a list of 10 techniques that we think are essential for knitters of any skill level, and are sure to come in
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Pfeilraupe: Double Stitch Short Rows

If you’ve been joining us on our journey through the Pfeilraupe pattern, you’ve since learned how to master the crochet cast on, the short rows, and the slots. Today we finish off this series with the short row technique used on the finishing edge. While the cast on edge uses
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Pfeilraupe: Slots

We’re back to Pfeilraupe today, with another post to help you along with this popular pattern. Pfeilraupe has a peculiar construction, but we can all agree the beautiful design is innovative and versatile, and definitely worth a spot in your queue! In previous posts, we talked about the crochet cast
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Pfeilraupe: Short Rows

We’re back for more Pfeilraupe today, with another post in our techniques tutorial series for this pattern. This beautiful and unique shawl is a free pattern available on Ravelry, and has been translated from German, so we’ve been compiling some tips and advice to help you navigate this foreign beauty.
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