My Yarn Shop
Knitter Carole Foot loves her local yarn shop Bridport Yarn in the small market ...
Pattern: Vegas-Style Coasters
This pattern was taken from Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman, publish...
Pattern: Ruby Red Riding Hood
This pattern was taken from Once Upon a Knit by Genevieve Miller, published by P...
Embroidery To begin embroidery invisibly, tie a knot in the end of the yarn. Tak...
Project: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
There once lived a lovely princess called Snow White. She had a wicked stepmother who was very jealous of her because she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the land, so she sent Snow White into the forest in the hope she’d never return... make this gorgeous doll set based on the story, taken from Knitted Fairy Tales by Sarah Keen (£14.99, www.thegmcgroup.com).
Technique: Attaching seed beads
Adding beads to your work can really make the project stand out. It is a simple process but can take a little time.
Pendants Use a head pin to push through the mini Amigurumi and create a loop (se...
Technique: Mattress stitch
This simple method is used when joining two separate pieces together.
Project: Fairy toadstool
Toadstools with red tops and white spots remind Mini Amigurumi (£9.99, www.thegmcgroup.com) author Sara Scales of fairies and magic.
Taken from Animal Hats by Vanessa Mooncie (£14.99, www.thegmcgroup.com).
Project: Purple haze
This pretty basket of violets by Charmaine Fletcher will add a touch of country charm to the breakfast table. Each delicate violet is finished off with a gold bead in the centre. Taken from Egg Cozies (£9.99, www.thegmcgroup.com).
1 Make a loose single slip knot and then wind the yarn around five more times, m...
Project: Chicks and eggs
These gorgeous chicks and eggs from Sarah Keen’s Knitted Farm Animals (GMC, £...
Pattern: Five-petal flower
This versatile flower is so easy to make. Why not brighten up a plain sweater by...
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Book Review: Topsy-Turvy Knitted Dolls by Sarah Keen
TOPSY-TURVY KNITTED DOLLS by Sarah Keen With 10 fun reversible dolls to knit, th...
Guest Column: Rachel Atkinson
In 2016, Rachel Atkinson launched her own yarn, spun from the fleeces of sheep her father shepherds. One year on, she picks up the story's thread
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Patchwork Quilt Designer at the Jane Austen House Museum
Jane Austen’s House Museum has received Heritage Lottery Funding for an exciti...
Project: Pom Pom Snowman
On cold winter days this jolly fellow from Alison Howard’s Pompom Crafts (£5....
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