Marin by Ysolda Teague

July 24th, 2014
Marin

Marin

Marin

Marin

This Marin was made by Mary T as a birthday present for someone.  She lent it to me until the birthday!

Marin, by Ysolda Teague, is a great pattern.

Firstly, it  was made with just 1 skein of Artesano Definition sockyarn.

Secondly, it is reversible.

Finally, it is beautiful and I think I will be making one soon.

Upcoming Classes

July 23rd, 2014
Classes at The Constant Knitter

Classes at The Constant Knitter

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com)

Wednesday evening 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com)

Thursday Evening 6.30-8.30pm:  knit and crochet class

Saturday, 30th Aug 10.00 – 1.00pm:  embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday, 30th Aug 2.00 – 6.00pm:  sewing with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Sunday, 31 Aug 1.00 – 5.00pm:  intermediate embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Contact Rosemary at info@theconstantknitter.ie or on 087 996 7197

 

 

Stainless Steel Scarf

July 20th, 2014
Bubble Scarf

Bubble Scarf

Bubble Scarf

Bubble Scarf

I had been wanting for ages to knit with yarn that had some stainless steel in it and I love the result.

I used 25g of Katia Inox Lace and 4mm needles.  Next time I’ll use 5mm to get a more gauzy effect.  This yarn is 8% stainless steel and the rest is Extrafine Merino.  This laceweight is a joy to knit with.

The pattern is inspired by the Holey Square Shawl by Marianne Sigg.

 

 

 

HiyaHiya 12mm & 15mm Sharp Circulars

July 17th, 2014
HiyaHiya 15mm Sharp Circular knitting needles

HiyaHiya 15mm Sharp Circular knitting needles

HiyaHiya are now making 12mm and 15mm circular knitting needles.  Those pointy tips really make it very easy to knit with these knitting needles

 

Smudge Merino Laceweight

July 14th, 2014

Smudge Laceweight Merino

Smudge Laceweight Merino

On its way and should arrive mid week ….

Weekly Sewing Course

July 6th, 2014

Dee Harte is a professional costume maker who studied Textile Design in the NCAD and then Fashion in Limerick.  Her classes are wonderful and always good fun!  Contact Dee on 087 652 8448 or dee@deeharte.com

sewing course at The Constant Knitter

sewing course at The Constant Knitter

Quilting course this weekend 5 + 6 July

July 2nd, 2014
Patchwork Quilting workshop

Patchwork Quilting workshop

There is a Patchwork Quilting workshop here this weekend from 11 to 6pm on Saturday and 12 to 6pm on Sunday.  It filled up before we advertised it but we’ve had a late cancellation so there is one place available.  Please contact Maria for further information.

 

 

 

Smudge Yarns

June 28th, 2014
Smudge Merino laceweight

Smudge Merino laceweight

Stocks of Smudge hand dyed merino laceweight yarn replenished today!  More to come in the next fortnight.

 

Classes / Workshops for the week

June 24th, 2014
classes and workshops

classes and workshops

No Wednesday sewing classes this week as Dee is on holidays.

Thursday Evening 6.30-8.30pm:  knit class (no crochet this week due to holidays)

Saturday, 28th June 10.30 – 1.30pm:  embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday, 28th June 2 – 6pm:  sewing workshop with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Contact Rosemary at info@theconstantknitter.ie or on 087 996 7197

 

 

Graffiti

June 12th, 2014
The Constant Knitter shutter

The Constant Knitter shutter

The artist, Conor Aiken, told me my shutter needs to be working for me while I’m sleeping so I told him to go ahead!!  He was a graffiti artist in a previous life and in his current life, as poacher turned gamekeeper, he hopes that this will keep the other “graffiti artists” at bay …………….