Calculating yarn requirements

calculating swatch area

I’m one of those people that love re-creating garments from vintage patterns. Are you?  If you’re like me, one of the most anxiety inducing areas can be not having enough yarn to complete my project. So, before I start anything, I spend a little bit of time researching what modern day yarn I need to…

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Top Ten Tips for Lace Knitting

tree of life lace shawl

I undertook a challenging lace project, this beautiful lacy shawl. It took a long time to make and with the intricate lace patterns, I needed to be focused when working on it. Definitely not TV knitting! Knitting lacy patterns can produce some stunning garments, but it also has a few challenges – so here’s my…

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