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Cosy Knits Launch Round Up

If you couldn’t be with us here in This is Knit last Saturday for the Cosy Knits Launch with designers Carol Feller, Jimenez Joseph and Eimear Early then this post should help you out with FOMO. For a quick round-up of the day you can watch our vlog by Lisa
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Join Us For An Afternoon Of Cosy Knits With Carol Feller

Join Carol Feller and Special Guests on Saturday, October 12th from 2pm to 3.30pm, for an afternoon gathering amid the beautiful surroundings of the Powerscourt Centre, here at This is Knit. [Edit: The first session sold out lightning fast, so we’ve added a second slot with Carol – from 4pm to 5.30pm.] We would
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Introducing Mahliqa at Woollinn!

We have fallen head over heels in love with the exquisite Mahliqa Wire Earrings that we are bringing to Woollinn. Each of these earrings is lovingly hand made by Suraya of Mahliqa, using Townhouse Yarns Fade St 4ply in the Dubh Linn colourway. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to
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Studio Donegal at Woollinn

It just wouldn’t be an Irish Yarn Festival without some wonderful local Irish Tweed on offer, so we’re thrilled to be featuring Studio Donegal yarns on our stand again this year. Studio Donegal produce all of their yarn in their mill in Kilcarr in Co. Donegal, on a site that
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Woollinn Sneak Peak – Sherborne Sock

We know that you are all excited to find out what we have in store for you at Woollinn this year and I can tell you that you that there are treats and treasures a-plenty at our stand! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be popping in to show you
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Looking Back on an Afternoon with Carol Feller

Recently This is Knit hosted Irish knitwear designer, Carol Feller for an afternoon of knitting and chatting about pattern design and her latest yarn Nua Worsted. Carol started off by introducing us all to Nua Worsted and it’s fabulous colourways and new colour palette. The choices range from deep greens
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Aran Knitting: History, Tradition, Fashion

I took a whirlwind trip down to Cork yesterday, as the lovely people at RTE’s Today Show asked me to join them for a chat about the history of Aran Knitting and, more specifically, about the wonderful new book by Vawn Corrigan on this topic. It was an absolute pleasure
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2018 In Review

December in This is Knit is magical… with the lights from the Powerscourt Townhouse twinkling in the windows, to the smell of the freshly baked mince pies wafting in from the Pepper Pot. The festive cheer is really catching, so we’re in great spirits and I hope you are too.
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Getting “Set” for Christmas

We’ve been having an interesting discussion about Gift Knitting over on Instagram and Facebook this week. There’s been some great suggestions on how to manage the pressure of the season (for the avid gift knitters among you) and some valuable counsel about choosing your recipients wisely. How about you? Do
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