Caithness Craft Collective

Episode 29: A Year of Enabling and How to Make Your Socks Fit

We’re all about enabling this week on the podcast. The latest knitty news is on the agenda, along with some world class enabling and the official announcement of the Sock Surgery Year of Socks. Introduction Recent crafty-type exploits over Christmas have enjoyed a spot of proper whisky tasting. We tried Glenmorangie, Glen Moray – my…

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LushPodKal Techniques 3: Short Rows and Wrap and Turn

Image Details: ‘Down With Shorts’ by theotherdan, via Flickr. This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring techniques used in the Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, and some recommended resources for those techniques I have used.

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LushPodKal Techniques 2: Blocking the Lace Yoke

Doing the lushpodkal? Need help with blocking the yoke? I’ve put together my thoughts on blocking in general, with a handy video at the end of the post, for those who prefer to watch how to do it, instead of reading about it. The lace yoke, which is the first part of the cardigan that…

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LushPodKal Techniques: Provisional Cast On

Image Details: “042307Crochet_cast-on” by cabezalana, via Flickr. In preparation for the impending start of the LushPodKal, I have been researching the best resources for learning the techniques that will be needed during the course of the pattern. I know that quite a few people are knitting their first ever adult garment and some are a…

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Big me up, buttercup…

It’s been a while since I started a blog post with a song lyric. And I actually have a strong dislike for the overplayed ‘build me up, buttercup’, which was cool for a while, but now it’s my cue to exit the dance floor in search of a fresh G&T. Not that I actually go…

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