Knitting tips

Beginner's Guide

How to do the Long Tail Cast On: Step by Step

How to do the Long Tail Cast On: Step by Step

February 13, 2015

Beginner’s guide - How to cast on with one needle

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How to make a slip knot: your first stitch in knitting

How to make a slip knot: your first stitch in knitting

February 13, 2015

Here's how to make the slip knot in a few quick steps.
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Own your knitting! Top tips for beginners

Own your knitting! Top tips for beginners

February 03, 2015 1 Comment

4 Tips every new knitter starting out should know.
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Don't get into a terrible tangle - Yarn Bowls

Don't get into a terrible tangle - Yarn Bowls

January 15, 2015

3 of our favourite yarn bowl suppliers for tangle-free knitting.
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Free knitting pattern: Camilla’s mock cable cushion Source: The...

April 29, 2014



Free knitting pattern: Camilla’s mock cable cushion

Source: The Village Haberdashery Blog

One of our stockists, The Village Haberdashery, had their knitting teacher knit up this cozy cushion using our S&S The Chunky Wool, and we absolutely love it! Simple yet classy, it requires single cable stitches and is super quick to knit up. Here’s how:

Materials

9mm needle
2 skeins of The Chunky Wool by Stitch & Story
12 inch cushion pad
3 buttons
Needle to sew up the pieces

Stitch pattern

The stitch pattern is a 4 row repeat.

Row 1: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1

Row 2: knit the row

Row 3: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1

Row 4: k1, (RT, K6) x4, RT, k1

Abbreviations

K1 = knit 1 stitch

P1 = purl 1 stitch

RT= right twist knit 2 stitches together and without taking the stitches off the needle knit the first stitch again and then slip the stitches off the needle.

Sts = stitches

K2tog = knit 2 stitches together

yo = yarn over, bring your yarn to the front of your work, between the needles, and knit the next stitch, (you will now have made a new stitch)

For more guidance on how to knit the RT, visit the blog here. You can also sign up for classes whether you’re a complete beginner or haven’t picked up a pair of needles for a long time - Camilla is ready to help! Book your class here and you’ll have a cozy cushion before you know it.

 

 

 

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How to Slip Stitch

March 23, 2014

Last month, Stitch & Story took a trip to Cambridge to host a knitting workshop at Nordesign, one of our new stockists. We had such a lovely time knitting away with tea and ice-cream, we just didn't want to leave! For those of you who've not heard of Nordesign, it's a beautiful, Scandinavia-inspired lifestyle store selling throws to crockery, to fashion and accessories. Most notably is their huge Marrimeko range and I had to tear myself away or else the train ride home would have been a very heavy one!

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