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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Encyclopedia of Needlework

It was by pure luck that I acquired an amazing book: Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont. I rarely buy things on ebay, but last week I was looking for a loom, but instead I found this treasure. In a few days the parcel arrived. To my great surprise it was a very small…

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Distitch is found in the mists of time

At last I’ve tracked down some ancient knitting that seems to resemble Distitch. It’s not unexpected! As I wrote (Distitch – a new knitting concept, p. 9):  It is difficult to invent something original: there really is nothing new under the sun! In fact, there are many “new” things that had already been discovered in…

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