#FreeYourSkeins2015

#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Pattern of the Week: ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill

Perfect combination of form and structure This week’s pattern of the week from #FreeYourSkeins2015 is ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill. It’s easy to see why: flowing lace panels which stretch over the edge of the shawl, coupled with crisp stitch definition and the perfect balance between pretty and architectural in the detail. It’s a versatile pattern…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Week 3 Pattern of the Week: Atlantic Current Socks by Melissa Sibley

Free the variegated skeins! It’s the third Free Your Skeins Friday and this week it’s all about socks, probably due in no small part to having cast on two pairs of socks this week: one for the Sock Surgery and one to review a set of teeny tiny Kinki Amibari needles for the podcast. This…

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Episode 31: The Sock Surgery Casts On and How to WIP Down Your Projects

The big day has finally arrived and it’s all about casting on our first pair of socks of the Year of Socks. I’m looking forward to having lots of lovely socks to revisit this time next year. New to sock knitting? Come in, there’ll be lots of hints and tips for you. Seasoned veteran? Clare…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Week 2: ‘3 Color Cashmere Cowl’ by Joji Locatelli meets The Golden Skein Autumn Harvest

When yarn and inspiration collide Week two of #FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday is upon us, and this week there was a very straightforward choice made. I’ve been looking for the perfect way to combine all 3 skeins from The Golden Skein’s Autumn Harvest quarter within one project, to represent the inspiration photo. Joji popped up with the…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday: Week 1 Pattern of the Week – ‘Snawheid’ by Kate Davies

The Year of Enabling has commenced! In Episode 29 of the podcast, I announced a new #Project365 that I started as part of The Golden Skein, dubbed #FreeYourSkeins2015. Bemoaning my own useless attempts at freeing skeins, there needed to be a strategy for thinking about how to use those lovely yarns and get them out…

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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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