Archive for May, 2010

DROPS Delight @ The Constant Knitter

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

75% wool superwash, 25% polyamid
Weight/yardage: 50 g = approx 175 meters
Recommended needle size: 2.5 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 26sts x 34rows
 A luxurious and super soft wool yarn in many fabulous colors!  The colorful magic-print creates fantastic color combinations. The yarn features smooth color transitions and has a nice hand-spun texture. DROPS Delight is made with Superwash treated wool, made stronger with polyamide. An exciting yarn that you can use for much more than just socks – try it on larger projects like cardigans, jumpers, scarves and accessories.

Knit with Cotton Viscose

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

54% Egyptian cotton and 46% Viscose.  50g gives about 110m.

A dazzling, slender cotton viscose mix with an elegant touch. Also great for decorative details and edgings.

For a sensational effect, double knit with another yarn, such as Silke-tweed, Safran or Alpaca.

Knit with DROPS Glitter

Friday, May 21st, 2010

60% cupro, 40% metallic.  A 10g spool contains 765 yds.  Knit it with almost any yarn quality to create a shiny, glittery effect.  Try 2 or more threads for a more visible effect

Toe-up Sock-knitting Classes

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Bairbre Guilfoyle, a knitter / designer (whose designs are shortly to be published in a book called  ”Knitting in Europe”) will be giving a toe-up sock-knitting class on Saturday 29th May in Camden Street.  Bairbre has also been teaching knitting techniques in An Grianan for many years.  Contact The Constant Knitter or Rosemary on 087 996 7197 for further details.