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Gift knitting has many surprises. I wanted to learn how to make crochet toys and got the wonderful Animal Friends of Pica Pau by Yanina Schenkel. This book is clearly written and the characters are…

handknit cardigan

I’ve been in love with babaa sweaters and their whole aesthetic for some time now, and even if I respect the ethos and the branding and offering decent wages to their employees, based on their…

I have been pretty obsessed with Holstgarn Supersoft since last autumn when I discovered it. I was already obsessed with a Spanish brand called dLana, because the rustic wool reminded me of the wool my…

I’ve never liked pink as a colour. Not pink, not lilac, not purple. And lately I found myself wanting to knit gifts in these colours, and I was wondering why, until I saw these photos…

green handknit sweater

I had tried making a sweater on circular needles five times before this one. I wanted to love circular knitting on circular needles and I couldn’t. With this sweater I discovered it was the cable…

handknit yellow socks

Oh, the pleasure of casting off a brand-new sock. The perfectly aligned stitches and, on the horizon, the places these socks will walk, the weight they will carry. We share a lot of photos of…

I have finally conquered the circle! That’s how I felt when I finally understood the maths of the beret. For some reason, for years I wanted to knit a beret and I had downloaded free…

The last time I have sewed more than a few centimetres by hand was maybe when I was a teenager, before I bought my first sewing machine. I remember I made myself a dark green…

One of the most inspiring books I read last year was Claire Wellesley-Smith’s Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art. It talks about practising slow making, creating a journal of stitches, of repetitive embroidery as…

I’ve been using these crochet dish rags for maybe a year now. They work fine for handwashing dishes, make a decent amount of foam (not as much as a sponge, but then again, plastic sponges…