Easy Crocheted Cardigan Tutorial: Solomon’s Knots

Easy Crocheted Cardigan Tutorial: Solomon’s Knots

Easy Crocheted Cardigan Tutorial: Solomon’s Knots A couple of months ago I was sent some beautiful chunky yarn from Wool and the Gang. I had three balls of Heal the Wool, but I had no idea how much of something it would make up! So I decided to pick a stitch and start crocheting. If […]

How To Crochet Solomon’s Knots

How To Crochet Solomon’s Knots

How To Crochet Solomon’s Knots Solomon’s knots are the perfect stitch if you want to crochet something lacy. It’s a good stitch to use if you’re using a chunky yarn but you don’t want the thing you’re making to look too heavy. Recently I was sent some yarn to review by Wool and the Gang. […]

Klein Bottle Hat Crochet Pattern

Klein Bottle Hat Crochet Pattern

Klein Bottle Hat Crochet Pattern My second boy Aidan, who’s 9, loves maths. He’s not just good at it, he actually loves it like a mathematician. A couple of months ago on television he saw Matt Parker giving a talk at the Royal Institution about things in the fourth dimension. One of the things that […]

Crocheted Slippers Tutorial

Crocheted Slippers Tutorial

A Crocheted Slippers Tutorial A couple of weeks ago Cosmo asked me to make him some crocheted slippers. I’d made some a year or so ago for the older boys and Cosmo had found some of the ones that I’d made previously and insisted that I made him a pair. I took him over the […]

Adding Fibres to Handmade Felt

Adding Fibres to Handmade Felt

Adding Fibres to Handmade Felt I love making felt! It is easy to do, you can get pleasing results easily and it’s a lovely, tactile thing to work with. Making felt doesn’t require expensive speciallist equipment. Some wool rovings, a bamboo mat (like the table mats people had in the 80s), soap and hot water, a foam tube, a […]