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March 18 2011 – thisisknit
At the top of a knitting pattern, there's a little paragraph that a lot of us find puzzling or ignore. This paragraph is either of little practical use, or vitally important. The information in question is the tension requirements. It'll say something like '22st and 30 rows to 4" using 4mm needles'. To further complicate matters, some of what's in...Keep reading
December 06 2010 – thisisknit
Under â‚¬15 - Glenties Cowl
This Cowl has been really popular in the shop so far this winter and we've seen lots of lovely versions in both the original Glen yarn and in Louisa Harding Millais. With Glen you'll need two balls and the pattern is free with yarn purchase. That'll bring the project cost in well under â‚¬15. The chunkier Millais will sneak in...Keep reading
November 22 2010 – Roseanne
Tales from the Window: Frost in November
Oh November. Cold, driving rain, a bit like strands of grey wool. Bitter icy drops, a bit like silver star shaped stitchmarkers (say that fast). Cold little bird, perched on wool that has turned blue and white from the winter. "Not yesterday I learned to know... The love of bare November days... Before the coming of the snow." Fair play,...Keep reading
November 17 2010 – Roseanne
Knitting & Stitching Show Photo Album
These are blurry because the life of a Papp (that's me) is a hard one, and you have to dodge round, grab people, shout, sneak and use lots of covert strategy to capture the action. And here it is! All the action from the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS 2010. Our stall was mad busy for the whole...Keep reading
November 01 2010 – Roseanne
Tales From The Window: Halloween
The Three Witches in Macbeth represented darkness, chaos, and conflict. What a big job that must have been! Full of pressure and stress and deadlines, I'm sure. Luckily for them, they had hobbies. This witch liked to knit in her spare time. They "communicated treason and impending doom". Well, we've all been there, haven't we. When the pattern betrays us...Keep reading
October 27 2010 – Roseanne
I went along to help Lisa and Jacqui (and sundry other Sisks!) set up for the massive weekend that's about to happen in the RDS... I didn't forget you! While I was there, I sneakily snapped away on my phone camera... Looking gooooood! We're there the whole weekend, from Thursday right through til Sunday, at stand K13 (same place as...Keep reading
September 23 2010 – thisisknit
Glenties Cowl Pattern
I recently worked up a sample cowl for our upcoming Mobius class (happening on Sunday 3rd Oct at 2.30pm). It has been on display in the shop this week to advertise the class and, in the meantime, we've had a lot of requests for the pattern :D The intructions are now available in the shop for free with the purchase...Keep reading
September 22 2010 – thisisknit
Changes to some Thursday evening hours...
Our opening hours for the next two Thursdays are being altered due to some special events being held in the Powerscourt Centre. On Thursday 23rd September we will be closing at 7pm, due to an Arthur's Day concert being held in the Centre. On Thursday 30th September we will be closing at 6pm, due to the launch of the Dublin...Keep reading
July 06 2010 – thisisknit
The weather just keeps on getting better - so much so that I (Charlene) am finding it really hard to keep going with my current WIP, which is another All-Seasons Cardi in the luscious Malabrigo Lace. It's just too hot for this yummy stuff - my fingers keep sticking to the yarn and the needles and what would be a...Keep reading
June 28 2010 – thisisknit
Annis Knitalong - almost halfway there!
As many of you know, we are taking part in a This Is Knit knitalong of the beautiful free pattern Annis, which was published in the Spring/Summer issue of Knitty. We started on Sunday the 13th of June to finish within a 6-week timeframe, so there is still plenty of time to get involved if you are interested in participating....Keep reading
June 16 2010 – thisisknit
Irish Dyers Take Craft To New Heights
As you know, we have been stocking local dyers for a long time here at This Is Knit - from the inception of the Dublin Dye Company's scrumptious sock yarns, right through to Laura Hogan's fabulous fibres. Now, we have two new additions to our Irish-dyed stock of yarns - Hedgehog Fibres and Gaiety Girl Fibre Arts, both going out...Keep reading
May 31 2010 – thisisknit
This Is ... Spin?
One of the traits common to most knitters is the love of trying new crafts and projects out - many knitters also have other hobbies on the go such as scrapbooking, crochet or quilting. Well, one hobby that has really caught the knitters of Dublin up in its whirlwind lately is spinning! Not the cycling-in-one-spot kind of spinning either, but...Keep reading
May 24 2010 – thisisknit
What We're Working On!
The warmer weather is kicking in at last, and you can see this in the knitting projects on the go at the moment. Hanging out with some knitting ladies yesterday, everywhere I looked it was all airy shawls, loosely-knit tops and the odd little sock here and there. The same is true when looking at the work being done by...Keep reading
May 17 2010 – thisisknit
Roscommon Lamb Festival
If you were out and about in Roscommon on the May bank holiday weekend, you couldn't fail to be impressed with the charms of the Roscommon Lamb Festival - a yearly festival celebrating all things lamb-related, from delicious food, shearing, spinning, knitting, lamb-petting, etc - a delightful event for any knitter curious to see the whole wool process in action!...Keep reading
April 30 2010 – thisisknit
Bealtaine Festival - Get Knitting!
Have you heard about the Bealtaine Festival happening this month? This festival is the national arts festival celebrating creativity in older age. Over 55,000 people all over the country will be taking part in events involving music, art, dance, cinema, writing, theatre, heritage and most importantly - knitting! Oxfam Ireland and Age & Opportunity have teamed up for the knitting...Keep reading
April 28 2010 – thisisknit
Summer Yarns May Weekend Discount
Weâ€™re gearing up for a busy Bank Holiday weekend here at TIKâ€¦ Thereâ€™s lots of fun to be had between the free knitting & crochet lessons this Friday as part of the SoGo Festival in the City, the Roscommon Lamb Festival on Sunday and also Annie Modesittâ€™s workshop on the same day! We wanted to share a little of the...Keep reading
April 27 2010 – thisisknit
Summer Knitwear All Dressed Up!
Want to know what Jacqui has been working away on secretly over the past month? It's finished - the beautiful Opal Tunic/Dress from Louisa Harding's latest book Bijoux: Jacqui made this sensational seasonal dress in Merletto yarn, shade 14. It takes between 9 and 15 balls to make this garment, depending on size and the length you choose to go...Keep reading
April 23 2010 – thisisknit
EZ Knitting - Perfect Summer Project
Have you heard of Elizabeth Zimmermann, (or EZ as she is known among the knitting community)? She revolutionised knitting during her lifetime (1910-1999) through her innovative patterns and books. We are big fans of EZ here at This Is Knit - our favourite project is her well-loved Baby Surprise Jacket, a baby cardigan that is truly a surprise in its...Keep reading