Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vintage Knitting with...Susan Crawford!

Oh, there are some very exciting new things happening at Darn It & Stitch!

Susan Crawford, author of the beautiful vintage knitting books, 'A Stitch in Time' Vol. 1 & 2 is coming to Darn It & Stitch!

Susan will be here to talk about her career as vintage knitting extraordinaire, knitwear designer and stylist. The talk will be followed by a workshop hosted by Susan herself. During the talk, we thought it would be nice to ply (!) you with a glass of wine and some canapes before join her in the workshop on how to knit from vintage patterns. Perfect for a Wintery evening don't you think?

We will also soon be stocking Susan's range of vintage inspired patterns and the wonderful  Excelena yarn 100% British wool in a delicious range of colours.

So, come and join us! Our evening of vintage knitting starts at 6pm on Thursday November 1st. Tickets cost £20 and places are limited so book now!

To book your place please call us at Darn It & Stitch 01865 242 779

Sunday, 16 September 2012

What can I make from one ball of yarn?

One of the most commonly questions asked in the shop once the nights start drawing in is "What can I make from one ball of yarn?" This question led to us writing this rather nice little pattern book. Its very simple, straight forward and good looking. 

Designed purely for those of you who want to get started on knitting but the "tension/gauge/blah" of knitting patterns puts you off. 

All the patterns have been designed to use just one ball of Austermann Merino 105 or Alpaca Silk. Both beautiful and very cosy yarns and the only stitches you need to know are knit and purl.

Start simply... One ball of yarn, a pair of needles, and six simple patterns. All for only £4 of your English pounds!

Available to buy now at Darn It & Stitch.