New invention!

It is December, and time for Christmas presents! My gift to you is my new invention: an increase which is totally symmetrical. This is a new type of Centred Single Increase which I call Twincrease. As far as I know, all existing single increases are asymmetrical. Therefore I hope Twincrease will be an important addition to the…

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Distitch review in Knitting magazine

On 15 October 2019 my book Distitch was first launched. Coincidentally, this lovely review has just appeared in the very popular British magazine Knitting. I’m delighted that more and more knitting folk are getting to know about Distitch. More and more knitting designers are now including Distitch selvedges in their designs. If you’re considering using…

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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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