I have been kept away from blogging for the past few weeks as I have been busy knitting up some woodland animals for Canopy Art, and just wanted to share some pics with you. The Canopy Art Woollen Woods exhibition will be displayed in … Continue reading
I have recently made a little card holder, and thought I would share this easy pattern with you. The little wallet is designed to hold a credit card. It would also make a lovely handmade gift card holder for your … Continue reading
I must thank my lovely postman for battling through the snow to deliver the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting magazine this morning, especially as my design for a sleepy owl cushion was featured on the front cover! Thank you … Continue reading
I just wanted to share some photos from the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting Knitting & Crochet magazine which I received just before Christmas. This is my design for Stanley Snake, and below is a snake that my Mum made from the … Continue reading
I must thank the wonderful people at Crafts Beautiful magazine for including my thatched cottage pencil case in the Reader Gallery of the January 2013 issue….thank you so much, it is an honour to be included among such talented crafters. … Continue reading
Thank you so much to SnippetFact.com for awarding my blog! SnippetFact.com is a project designed to improve the quality of online factual content, and gave Fluffandfuzzknitting.wordpress.com an award for informational and trustworthy content in the knitting category. What an honour!!
What a thrill, my little knitted zoo animals are the main cover feature of this month’s Let’s Get Crafting Knitting & Crochet magazine! If you would like to knit your own toys, the patterns are included in issue 46 which is … Continue reading
Sometimes knitting patterns can seem really confusing before you even start, what yarn do you use?
Different terminology is used in different countries so it can make it really difficult to choose a yarn. so to help I have tried to put together a generic table of yarn weights.
Hopefully if you click on the link below the pdf file with a helpful chart will open (but do contact me if you cannot open the file).
Most of my toy knitting patterns use a UK DK weight yarn (double knit), which is the equivalent to an Aussie 8 ply, or US light worsted. But if you are still unsure, just get in touch and I will be happy to help.
I have put together a handy little table of a size conversion chart for metric (mm), UK, US, Japanese and Canadian knitting and crochet needles. I hope this is helpful!
With luck, if you click on the link below the pdf file will open (but do contact me if for any reason you can’t see the file).
As a general rule, if a pattern states to use for example a metric size 3mm needle, which does not have a direct US equivalent, unless the pattern states otherwise I would use the next size up, so a US size 3.
For making toys, I also tend to look at the recommended needle size on the yarn band, and use a needle one or two sizes smaller than this. This makes the finished piece of knitting denser (more closely knit) so there is less chance of any holes in the knitting stitches through which the toy stuffing can be seen and pulled out by little fingers!
If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I will be happy to help.
It was happy day today when the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting magazine arrived! I can take a bit of a breather from my Uni studies to catch up on some crafting, and this issue is full of great … Continue reading