• Fluffy and organic

    Yesterday a customer was looking for something fluffy and organic to knit together with Bio Shetland from BC Garn, something kid silk alike. Kid silk usually refers to a mix of 70% kid mohair and 30% silk. The silk is used to create the core of the yarn and to hold the mohair together. It’s …

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  • Boost

    About a month ago I wrote here about the Cabled Scarf designed by Annelies Baes with Greener Wool Mergelland. Together with Annelies I planned a small social media campaign where I would post something about the scarf on Facebook and Instagram and she would share the post with her following. Thanks to shares by accounts …

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  • Pitti Filati

    Last week I traveled to Florence for Pitti Filati. That’s a bi-annual business fair where the Italian spinning mills present their products to the fashion business and more specifically to the buyers of the big fashion companies. They’re the people who buy what is needed to make next season’s garments, from tissue over yarn to …

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  • Double Knitting

    This week I’ve taken up double knitting again. I almost forgot how much fun that is. Quite a while ago I wanted to knit multi-coloured mittens. I looked for a pattern and I decided on working with this one from Drops: Never having done stranded colourwork I was in trouble right away: there was no …

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  • Rib Magazine

    In the Ravelry pattern database out of the 473 710 registered knitting patterns 283 758 or about 60% have a value for the gender property, with the following distribution by value: Out of 94 223 sweater patterns 79 848 have the gender property set, with the following distribution by value: So only 1 out of …

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  • Cabled Scarf

    On December 1st 2016 I very proudly launched my webshop, with exactly one single product: the Mergelland yarn, in three natural colours, Chalk, Silver and Slate. It had arrived from the spinning mill just one week before, a week that I had needed to design, print, cut and glue ballbands, to make sufficiently decent pictures …

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  • Sequence Knitting, simple methods for creating complex fabrics

    Sequence Knitting

    When we were in Berlin last month we dropped by at Wollen Berlin. My eye fell on a particularly beautiful book: Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campochiaro. I didn’t dare buying it by fear of having overweight luggage on the return flight, so I added it to my wish list. And guess what I found under the …

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    I can’t align the increases with the decreases!

    We’re still knitting Christmas balls, and no, they won’t be ready for this year, they’re for next year. Last week we’ve elaborated a little bit about a few types of increases and decreases that might be suitable for knitting a ball. This week we’ll try to match increases and decreases. Visually the same Let’s start with the …

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  • Increases and decreases

    As promised last week, we’ll dive a bit deeper in the different possibilities of increases and decreases. This will be a bit more technical than last week, but that’s because it’s actually real content. First we’ll talk about where to place increases and decreases. Then we’ll list the different types of increases and the different …

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