One of the most frequent comments we get in the shop is that people have never been shown how to do seams or finish off knitting properly.
When you crochet blankets there are two things everyone hates:
Neither of these things are fun, but doing them well really does make your blankets look the business!
As Debbie does all of our sewing (apparently me and Rosie are really bad at it) I try to earn Wife Points wherever possible by crocheting my seams or joining squares with crochet.
I really like the look of squares or shapes crocheted together, and have tried lots of different techniques.
One of the things that foxed both Rosie and I when we first started crocheting toys was the magic circle. We both watched videos, read instructions and struggled for ages.
You may have known that last week was Sock Week here at Woolfull.
I definitely enjoyed it, as I have not one, not two but THREE swanky new pairs of handmade socks as a result.
Today, as knitting makes a rapid resurgence and as crochet develops in its popularity, more and more of us are trying our hand at making socks.
When we got Stylecraft Candy Swirl DK in a couple of weeks ago both Rosie and I were itching to get started with it.
I tried a couple of things but wasn't happy with either of them, until I settled on a waffle stitch pattern. I'd been wanting to make something in waffle stitch for a while, and thought that the length of colour change on this yarn would be perfect to give it a little excitement.
Mostly blogs will be posted by Mand, what with her being the technical one. Rest assured, the other two will have contributed their opinions along the way!
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