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Teaching Kids to Knit

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It's taken a few attempts but I think I've finally taught Effie (7) to knit and not only that but got her interested and excited about it. So I wanted to share a little bit about how we got here, as it's not been quite as easy as I had imagined. Both my kids learned to knit pretty young as they spent so much time watching me knitting away, but there seemed to be a bit of a disconnect between learning the motions and actually persevering with a project. I think I forgot how long it actually takes to knit...

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Crochet Hexagon Pattern

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Over the last few months I've been keeping back a set of the 10g randoms from The Mini Skein Club for myself and working up a collection of little crochet hexies. I've currently got 8 months worth (I think I'm planning on working up 12 which will be a total of 120 hexies) and after that I'm going to edge each one in white and join them all together in a gorgeous, crazy, random blanket. I've had a few requests for the pattern so I thought I'd share it here - I'll update you when I've started joining them with...

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Free Knitting Patterns for Mini Skeins

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Following on from last weeks blog post which was a round up of free crochet patterns that are great for mini skeins, here's a little collection of some free knitting patterns that would also be great for minis. Free the Minis Scarf - Amy Meeks Love this riot of colourful stripes - what a beautiful way to show off a lot of minis. The pattern is written for sock weight yarn but I'm sure you could adjust it for DK. You can find the pattern here Mini Skein Trio Mitts - Jodie Hobbs Love these little wristers from Jodie Hobbs, that...

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Make 100 Kickstarter Campaign

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If you followed me for the last couple of years, you may have been aware of the Kickstarter campaign I ran back in January 2020 and 2021. Inspired by Kickstarter's MAKE 100 campaign, I decided to do 100 completely one of a kind hand dyed skeins of yarn. It's a really fun project that I love doing at this time of year as it resets my creative processes and I get to play around with new dyeing techniques. Essentially - there are 100 Sock weight and 100 DK weight 100g skeins of yarn available. Each and every skein will be...

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Free Crochet Pattern Ideas for Mini Skeins

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I've been on the hunt for some crochet patterns that will work well with mini skeins and I've put together a little list here of some that are available for free. Lake Peppin Blanket - While They Dream If you fancy trying your hand at Tunisian Crochet, this gorgeous blanket from While They Dream would be a beautiful way to show off a lot of mini skeins. The pattern calls for sport weight yarn - but as it's a blanket you could easily swap that out for sock or DK. You can find the pattern here     Scrap Scallop...

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