- Name: Festival Eyelash
- SKU: fnt2-43051
- Brand: Ice Yarns
- Fiber Content: 75% Polyester, 25% Metallic Lurex
- Needle Size: 6 – 6 mm. / US 10 – 10
- Colour: Blue
- Weight: 50 gr. / 1.76 oz. per ball
- Length: 70 m. / 76.6 yds. per ball
- Yarn Thickness: 5 Bulky: Chunky, Craft, Rug
- Gauge: 21 stitches and 28 rows on 10 cm x 10 cm (4′ x 4′)
- Yarn Tags: Metallic, Eyelash, Bulky, Blue
As if we needed an excuse…..
This article has been floating around for a while, but it’s very interesting (and nothing we knitters didn’t know already!). Enjoy!
Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy.
Last month I wrote an article called “Why bother knitting a scarf?” Much to my surprise, I received thousands of positive reactions from readers who share my love of homemade, local, and beautiful “slow fashion” items. Clearly, knitting is being embraced by people from all walks of life who benefit from its peaceful, relaxing repetition. It got me wondering – what’s really going on when people knit? Why is it so tremendously popular?
It turns out that knitting has incredible health benefits. It makes people feel good in just about every way. A bit of research has revealed a wide range of ways in which knitting helps humans cope, physically and mentally.
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This design by Susanna IC was a delight to work from and so clearly charted that making the adaptions requested by my client were a breeze.
Made up of a finer weight Alpaca yarn for extra lightness, these gauntlets don’t compromise on the warmth.
Making Fee: £7.50
What a fantastic idea! Versatility is king with ambidextrous garment
We’ve all been there – most people start with knitting them. You can never have too many after all! Of course, I’m talking about scarves. But they can be a bit boring to knit and what if you want to use it to keep more of you warm than just your neck? I’m all for multi-functional items – see my 3-in-1 scarf and I wanted to make a more versatile scarf that could be worn in many ways.
I used an aran weight self striping yarn with a little girlie glitter in it and started knitting 7 rows of seed stitches, keeping 7 stitches of seed stitch on either side, adding a YO, slip 2 knitwise, k1, slip the 2 stitches over, YO in the middle of the material – the total width is about 45 cms. I carried on for six 100g skeins of yarn…
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