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Circular Pentagons

More experimenting with the Magic Loop technique, there were no actual instructions for this, so I modified the ones for the square. I've written the instructions for each round for each needle, I'm sure it makes sense! Pentagon 1st Round: Cast on 10 sts, divide between the two needles using the Magic Loop method. 2nd Round: Knit… Continue reading Circular Pentagons

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Craftwork · Free Knitting Patterns · Knitting · Shana's Designs

Circular Squares

In my previous post about using the Magic Loop method with circs, I've been experimenting with shapes, well one shape so far, a square. I needed to cast off a little looser, and blocking would help, but not bad for a first attempt methinks. I found the method in one of my old vintage books… Continue reading Circular Squares

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Magic Circs

I've always struggled to use DPN's, but over the years I've managed to knit a few items, I even tried to knit socks, I think my attention span gave out on that one! Here's a little selection of some of my efforts over the years. I wanted to learn how to use the Magic Loop technique,… Continue reading Magic Circs

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The curious case of the missing crochet mojo

It was sometime after I'd published the pattern for my Crochet Hook Tidy that it happened, my crochet mojo left the building, I couldn't even face looking at a crochet hook 😦 I'm not the kind of person who can just stop being creative, so I turned to knitting. My Grandma taught me to knit before I… Continue reading The curious case of the missing crochet mojo