Virtual Knitting!

Since the global pandemic a lot of activity is now happening online. Last year we participated in many origami video master classes, especially Dave. Now it is my turn: I was invited by Vogue Knitting magazine to teach on Virtual Knitting Live. I was not in time to tell you this news at my first…

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Hi Socks Secrets

Today I’m launching a new pattern on Ravelry. Hi Socks feature a completely new take on the subject of socks. Like many knitting designers, I couldn’t escape the impulse to design another type of sock heel. Most existing designs give an approximate shape of the foot. Stretchy socks take on the shape of the foot…

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Award for Distitch book!

A year ago exactly, on 15th October 2019, I published Distitch – a new knitting concept. For its first year celebration I had a wonderful gift. Recently The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) announced the winners of its UK Technical Communication Awards. The purpose of the UK Technical Communication Awards is to recognise…

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Smooth Join in the round

I am very happy to show you a new method of connecting the cast-on stitches for working in the round. We have all stumbled upon the problem of the jog when closing the round before starting to knit in a circle. We try different methods, pull the yarn ends and sew the edge stitches together…

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New method for Russian Grafting

There are few knitting terms defined as Russian: Russian bind-off, Russian join, Russian grafting. The last one is not widely familiar and used mainly to finish the borders on rectangular shawls. But this type of join deserves more attention. It is very decorative and surprisingly easy to execute. It can be used not only for…

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New pattern released

Here is some exciting news for all Brioche knitting fans and for those who only going to learn this very popular technique. Today I published a basic pattern for Brioche rib scarf with a tutorial for slip Distitch selvedges. Although the Fringed scarf was mentioned in the Distitch book, the pattern for it was not…

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First interview!

If you would like to know a little bit more about how Distitch was created and some information about its creator, please visit Knitting the Stash. This very interesting website is run by Melissa – a talented knitter and spinner with many interests. She also raises sheep and produces exclusive yarn.  In her bi-weekly podcast…

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Knitting without ends (and without tears!)

In my pursuit of perfection I’m always looking for the best solutions: for better looks, for the cleaner finishes and so on. I am often dissatisfied how the wrong side of the knitting looks, especially in multicoloured projects – knots, short ends of yarn and an uneven surface. However, recently I worked out the method…

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