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Francine’s Winter Warmer

With a bunch of beginners coming for a crochet class we were thinking of easy ideas for what to do with just the basics. My standard solution is always to let the wool do the work.  So Francine worked up

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Casual Comfort Neckwarmer

This is a quick and easy knit for when the days and nights are getting chilly, or haven't quite warmed up yet.  Our Merino Handspun is a lovely yarn to knit with, and has just enough thick and thin texture

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Meat Madame Tricot

I was fortunate to visit H&H in Cologne, Germany in March this year.  The world's biggest trade show for yarn, haberdashery, etc. is predominantly a business-to-business selling show.  However there were some very inspiring artists around, one of whom goes

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Super simple (spring!) crochet cowl

  Super Simple Crochet Cowl A super simple crochet cowl pattern that's quick to make, takes only one skein of cowgirlblues Merino Lace yarn and works up beautifully in any variegated colourway. Sizing: One size, ~60cm wide and ~40cm long Materials: 100g cowgirlblues Merino Lace

Sideways Shawl

While visiting customers and yarn shows in Europe recently I took along my sideways shawl project to pass the time on trains, planes and in automobiles. It certainly did the trick. Julia Moore created the original colour combinations and concept

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Stylish Stripes Beanie

I’ve been absent for a month or two, due to work and work-travel, but it doesn’t mean that all sorts of interesting things haven’t been happening in the background. Over the next few days and weeks lots of them will

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Go granny, go!

My nearly-ninety-two-year-old granny is still alive and well, so whenever I work with granny squares I think of her. As a child I had a granny square crochet blanket that lived on my bed in winter. My granny firmly denied

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Creative cushions

We are constantly thinking of ways to use up the leftover bits of yarn that lie around the studio. I have an (almost) pathological inability to throw yarn away, even the tiny little scraps, and suffer from the firm conviction

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Our first customer profile

How would I describe Tracy? In a word? Accomplished. Tracy is one of those amazing women who is always together – she is always well groomed, beautifully turned out, graceful and gracious. Everything she attempts in life is done well,