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Not just knitting: Flower Garland part 2: creating an I-cord

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Not just knitting: Flower Garland part 2: creating an I-cord

A few weeks ago we covered how to crochet the flowers for the garland: here - today we will be looking at how to make an I-cord using a Lucet.  Now I-cords can be created using two double pointed knitting needles, but personally I find using a Lucet quicker, easier and more enjoyable. Lucet's date back to the middle ages, and where used to create rope and cords when they were highly prized and useful. They fell out of use when it became more cost effective to buy manufactured cords, rather than the silk needed to make your own.   To...

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Not just knitting: Crochet Flower garland

Posted by Rebecca Pennington on

Not just knitting: Crochet Flower garland

The second in our Not just knitting series is this pretty Flower Garland perfect for brightening your home with springtime blooms! It is simple yet project perfect for a dreary British crafternoon stuck indoors. Using crochet and creating an I-cord with a Lucet it explores multiple techniques that are all suitable for beginners! The flower garland tutorial will be in two parts… Part 1: Creating the flowers You will need: 20g of DK weight yarn and 4.5mm Crochet hook. I used our Poppy Roving wools, as this also allowed me to wet felt the flowers. Nb: the pattern uses US...

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Not just knitting: Fruity crochet bowl recipe

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Not just knitting: Fruity crochet bowl recipe

This months update is all about the chunky wools! With four new colour ways on our Poppy Twist, I have been experimenting and playing with creating texture and fun with this soft, chunky wool that just loves yarn. So it only seemed right that our Not just knitting series kicked off with a project that this yarn is perfect for! A crochet (fruit) bowl - I say fruit, you could store all sorts of goodies in this soft yet sturdy bowl, I've already started on a second to store balls of leftover yarns. With this quick recipe, even the most novice...

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