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I can't take any credit for the idea. It was suggested by Alix. Glad to have you aboard.
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Is there something you’ve always wanted to make, or perhaps a technique you’ve always wanted to try, but have never had the courage to give it a go? What if there was someone else doing the same thing at the same time so you could muddle through together? Jen has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Last week, somebody on Twitter posted a link to this table from positiveintegers.org (I really apologise for not making a note of who it was). It was billed as a useful resource for designers because it lists all of the factors of the numbers between 101 and 200 so you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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We are into the final weekend of the PictureThisKAL. Get your photos of your finished objects onto the FO thread before midnight on Monday night and you could be in with the chance of winning one of these brilliant prizes. Will you be lucky and win a Funyin kit from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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A few weeks ago, the postman delivered a book from Shetland. Jen remarked, "The Wool Week Annual is bigger this year - that's a bit of a surprise," then opened the package. It wasn't the Shetland Wool Week Annual, but something a little different (the Wool Week Annual arrived a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Glad you found it useful.
Thanks. We have some more in the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled.
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One of the joys of knitting is that once you have mastered a technique, or found your perfect pattern, you can keep on going happily as long as you please. Equally, you could find a pattern you long to knit and discover that you need to learn something new in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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Following on from the HapsarehappeningKAL, which still has plenty of chat going on a month after it finished, we racked our brains to come up with a new idea for the next knitalong. After much discussion about the topic, scope and name, we settled on picturethisKAL. The idea is simple:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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It seems that all I do these days is blog about the #hapsarehappeningKAL, but those days are numbered. The deadline to get photos of your finished haps to the FO thread is next Monday (8th August). We will then draw winners at random from the list of projects. There are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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In the month since the publication of The Book of Haps, the hapsarehappeningKAL has racked up nearly 200 projects on the needles, or finished. I wonder how many there will be by the time the KAL finishes on the 8th August. Whatever the final number of projects, there will have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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I have been slow in putting together this week's progress post, but I have been giving it some thought. One thing that's struck me throughout the whole Book of Haps project has been the number of designs that began with the letter h, roughly half. Except for the obvious, I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Thanks Beverley. You really are too kind.
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All over Knitlandia, knitters are making haps in all sorts of shapes in all sorts of yarn. This week, I've picked up some pictures of the haps that weren't featured last week. Working backwards, first up is a finished object: Lucy Hague's Uncia, made by Danielle (KnittingNixon) I am constantly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
And we look forward to seeing them all when you've finished.
Thanks for your kind words. It's not hard to find great projects to feature. The issue is actually slimming everything down to a digestible size. With more knitters joining still, I'm going to have my work cut out for weeks to come.
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This knit-a-long (hap-a-long?) has been running in our Ravelry group for a whole week. I am already struggling to keep up, simply because there are so many people taking part and talking about how they're getting on. This is of course a good thing since it means that there are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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This last month has felt like it has been all about The Book of Haps, but we've had other things in the pipeline. Waits is a top-down version of Bristol Ivy's popular Newsom cardigan and features interesting mitred shaping. If you already have Newsom, or would like both, use the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Really pleased you like it. If you'd like to see alternative colours, look on Jen's project pages on Ravelry.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2016 on Nut-Hap at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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Quite some time ago, I wrote Knitting Ruined my Wife: an occasional column for Simply Knitting magazine. One of the articles was entitled The Girl Who Cried Tubular Cast-On; a nearly true story of my being kept awake because Jen just couldn't stop thinking about "this wonderful technique". Jen loves... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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This last month has been (nearly) all about haps. As I write, we're waiting eagerly to see the first proofs for The Book of Haps so we can iron out creases. I'd love to show off all of the amazing photos, but can't........yet. This is not a hap We haven't... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Link to buy in the post
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on Knitlandia at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
I was left wanting more. A good sign, I think.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on Knitlandia at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
I'm sure her warmth (damn autocorrect nearly had that as wrath) will come through. Hope you enjoy it when you get it.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on Knitlandia at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
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If you're of the knitterly persuasion and you haven't yet read Clara Parkes' Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World, then you've missed something. While it lives up to its billing and follows Clara on her adventures across the globe, meeting, teaching and learning from knitters and yarn producers, this book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear