A bit more progress – Dartmoor Dormouse

There was a wee project I didn’t admit to finishing on Tuesday, because I’ve grown wise to not declaring kits are finished until they really are ready – i.e. the packing is also ready and the little critter is up on the website shop. If only I could simply knit the creature, write the pattern, have it checked and the rest sort itself out!

Anyways, here’s another project I finished this week…

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Hope you like him!

Nice surprises

I’m always delighted when people share pics of what they’ve knitted from my kits or with my wool. I’m also very grateful that they’ve taken the time to share their pics. This week I’ve had two I can’t resist a blog post about.

First was this gorgeous shawl knitted in the Shetland/Ryeland blend…

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… then there was a report of a sheep loose in New York 🙂

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Teeny Tiny Sheep Keyring

I can’t believe the last time I showed you a Finished object was ten days ago. Although I’ve got some large knitting projects on the go,  I’ve plenty of small ones I want to knit. But I haven’t been able to get my head into the right space to sit down and work on even my simplest small ideas.

I finally seem to have my mojo back today and have knitted a tiny teeny sheep for a sheep keyring kit!

 

Now he’s hanging out in the shop with the other keyring kits, I’m off to work on some more ideas.

Hope your creativity’s been more in evidence than mine of late.

 

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Knitted Coin Purse and Work in Progress

I’ve no idea where the time goes, but I don’t seem to be getting much knitting finished of late. Although I do have two other projects nearing completion, one is a quick one that I only started last week. There is also the curl I’m knitting, so I can only think that I’ve been spending more time than I realise on that. Continue reading “Knitted Coin Purse and Work in Progress”

Tutorial: How to Knit Loopy Stitch (or Loop Stitch)

Over the weekend I was contacted by a lady who was knitting one of my Dartmoor sheep kits and couldn’t work out why she kept gaining a stitch each time she knitted the loopy stitch.

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For some time now I’ve been intending to put some tutorials up to help with knitting the Dartmoor Yarn Company Knitting kits. So  here’s the first: a video of how to knit loop/loopy stitch. A Picture Tutorial is below.

Loopy Stitch/Loop Stitch

  1. Knit into stitch but do not slip off needle.

2. Bring yarn to front between the needles.

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3. Place thumb on the yarn…

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4. …and pull the yarn up over your thumb and back between the needles.

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5. Keeping the yarn wrapped around your thumb, knit into the front of the same stitch,

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this time slipping it off the needle.

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6. Remove your thumb and you will have a loop hanging between two stitches.

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7. Put your left hand needle into the front of the right hand stitch (i.e. the first half of the stitch you knitted)…

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…and slip it over the stitch on the left hand side of the loop.

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Et Voila! You have knitted a loop stitch – or maybe a loopy stitch.

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And if you knit enough loops you can knit a Dartmoor sheep…

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