Tag: handknitter

WIP

Not the best photo due to the lighting.

So far so good. I am now on section three which is the bands. This consists of a round of purl in cream, a knit row in grey, and a knit row of brown. This has to be done 8 times, I have only done three rounds of this so far. What started with an 8 stitch round has now grown to 224 a stitch round and 18 inches wide (45cm).

Whilst knitting it the other night I was thinking of my next project and the colourway I want to do. So far I am thinking of dark grey, white and a bold contrast colour, but so far not sure what the final bold colour will be, but I have quite a bit of time until I get to that pattern.

More on the blanket as it grows.

Beautiful Knitter

I am very happy to have been featured by Beautiful Knitters

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Meet E, from the United Kingdom! 🇬🇧

E lives by the sea in a village in North West England with his partner and their two Staffies.

Favourite yarn store: My favourite has to be @stephen.and.penelope in Amsterdam. Living in the UK, it’s a little far to go to every week, but I would if I could.

Favourite yarn: I guess my favourite yarn would be toss up between @hedgehogfibres and @malabrigoyarn. I have used both to make socks, and they are truly beautiful to work with.

Why do you knit?: One of the reasons I knit is because I can. I learned when I was a kid, and picked it up again about 4 years ago – much to the surprise of my partner, who had no idea I knew how to knit. Being male also inspires me, as knitting has been thought of as a female hobby for so many years.

Most challenging project (and why?): I would say one of the most challenging projects I’ve done was @westknits’ Old Forge. I saw it on Instagram and thought it would be great to knit. It’s huge (I love massive projects), and has a lot of techniques I haven’t done, like knitting in the round, which now I love to do as much as I can. Although many feel that cable work is hard, I find it really easy and relaxing.

What’s your new favourite thing?: My new Nespresso coffee machine. I have tonnes of tech items at home, but this really is a boom in my life. I can have espresso all the time whilst knitting, without all the messing about.

 

 

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