Reminder: Learn to knit 1st Feb 2014

Learn to knit, crochet, cross stitch, or just come along for the ale at the North London Stitch Up. Next one is 2pm on Saturday 1st Feb 2013 at the North London Tavern near Kilburn.

Send me an email via carmenego dot blog at gmail dot com if you want to borrow a set of knitting needles or crochet hook etc. If you want to buy your own stuff before you come along, choose some wool and check the label to see what size needles/hook you need. There’s a neat little guide here. Or if you bring a pattern, get the stuff it advises and we can help you to make a start on it.

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John, Ysabel, Red, Stunt_Girl and Tiny One

See you there!

Learn to Knit 18th Jan 2013

Learn to knit, crochet, cross stitch, or just come along for the ale at the North London Stitch Up. Next one is 2pm on Saturday 18th January 2013 at the North London Tavern near Kilburn.

Send me an email via carmenego dot blog at gmail dot com if you want to borrow a set of knitting needles or crochet hook etc. If you want to buy your own stuff before you come along, choose some wool and check the label to see what size needles/hook you need. There’s a neat little guide here. Or if you bring a pattern, get the stuff it advises and we can help you to make a start on it.

Ysabel, Stunt_girl, Red, and Tiny Violent One

Ysabel, Stunt_girl, Red, and Tiny One

See you there!

Learn to knit: floppy hat I made!

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Finished this at the North London Stitch Up on Saturday. The whole thing took about 7 hours.

Instructions:
You will need 2 sets of knitting needles, one 0.5-1mm bigger than the other. The chunkier the wool,  the bigger the needles. Check the label on your wool if you’re not sure. I used circular needles but you can use normal ones and then sew it up when you’re done.

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches to go around your head. I used 7&8mm needles and 56 stitches.
Knit 2, purl 2 for about 4 inches with the smaller needle then knit another 8-12in with the bigger needle depending on how floppy you want your hat. More inches equals more flop here.
To make the crown, knit 2 together every 7 or 8 stitches and then for each row try to stick to these k2togs. Some people like to use markers but I have the eyes of a hawk.
Use a needle or crochet hook to loop the end in when you can no longer decrease and voila! You made a floppy  hat too.

I invented this pattern but feel free to rip it off and make money out of it if you can be bothered. Good luck, the world needs people like you.

Free knitting lessons in north London!

Hi everyone,

I’ve decided to offer free knitting and crochet lessons in the pub. They start today at 2pm. Bring 4-5mm knitting needles or a 4-5mm crochet hook and a ball of DK wool to the North London Tavern near Kilburn tube station on the Jubilee line. Then every 2 weeks after that. Poster here.

Edit: Tessa will be doing cross stitch too.

See you there!

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