Category Archives: knitting

Winding A Hank Of Wool Jack Style

Reader, Jack Of All Craft, suggested a different method of winding a hank of wool and it involved … a cardboard toilet roll tube! I never, ever thought I’d feature bathroom staples at Did You Make That. Just goes to show that … Continue reading

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How To Wind A Hank Of Wool

It’s time to start a new knitting project, which means ordering more wool. On this occasion, Malabrigo Worsted, a super-soft wool though with a tendency to felt. Many of the smaller wool manufacturers supply their wool in hanks rather than … Continue reading

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Knitting A Snood

Have you come across Wool And The Gang? They’re very active on Instagram and my impression is that they’ve been on a significant and successful social media onslaught – I’ve spotted lots of other bloggers knitting their wares. When I … Continue reading

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Socking It To Christmas

We’re in the run up to Christmas. The festive season that delivers a back-to-back calendar of parties, yet encourages us to dig deep and produce a gazillion handmade presents. So, let’s talk about socks that I knitted for myself. These are my third pair of … Continue reading

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Meeting Makers – The Author

I first met author, Catherine Johnson, when the two of us jumped into a cab together on our way to a conference. As Catherine chatted, I was secretly eyeing up her Fair Isle cardigan. ‘Did you make that?’ She had. … Continue reading

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A Very Modified Cardigan

This is the Cable and Lace Cardigan from the Debbie Bliss Mia pattern book, knitted in Marine wool. The eagle-eyed amongst you may spot one key modification. Can you see? Stare hard. Yes, I knitted it as a jumper! I was concerned … Continue reading

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The Ingredients For A Breton Stripe

Something about the combination of a coloured stripe with a white one creates a clean and crisp look that will always endure. Dr Christine Boydell Friends, I’m facing a dilemma. I’m preparing to knit a Breton inspired sweater with a boat … Continue reading

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Is Doing Better Than Done?

I received some sympathetic comments on Instagram this week when I shared evidence of a sock being unravelled. But, honestly, I didn’t mind so much. The stitches were soon back on my needle and a heel flap magically emerging as … Continue reading

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The Made Up Initiative Launches

Ever bought a sewing pattern during a lunch hour, only to be surprised when the envelope drops onto your mat? It’s easy to spend money without thinking. Ever wondered if that £5, £10, £15 or £20 could be put to better … Continue reading

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C Is For Capsule

For an Easter weekend away, you need a capsule home made wardrobe – especially when travelling by train and crowded car, with a dog in tow. From left to right, my Coco top, Ginger jeans and Wild Horses dress. I … Continue reading

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