Edna warms your neck!

Who knew that spring would take so long to….well, spring?  I cannot be certain, but I have an inkling that Robert Browning did not have in mind our current weather when he wrote Home Thoughts from Abroad:  Oh to be in England, now that Aprils there.

So with the weather in mind, if you fancy knitting over the Easter weekend something to keep you toasty while you’re riding your bike, have a go at this little gem.

Designed by Mark, this neck warmer is suitable for intermediate knitters on account of it’s cabling, though Mark assures us it’s a great introduction to cabling.

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The yarn used is Katia Azteca, a multicoloured yarn, 50% wool, 50% acrylic

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The variation in the yarn is clearly seen here as these two balls are the same dyelot. The shading is warm, soft then bold.

We’re big fans of Katia, their yarn never lets us down, which is why we’re happy to recommend it. It’s £6.50 for 50g

If you like this neck warmer, the patterns will be available in the shop, or send us a message and we can work something out for you. Mark has named this design Edna, a solid dependable pattern with a solid dependable name.

And for any of you who didn’t see the wonderful sketch of Mark on our facebook page, here’s a treat.

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It’s by Angie Thompson and you can find out more about her work here: http://ormskirkillustrated.wordpress.com/

Thanks Angie



Creativity is good for the soul, knitters and crocheters of all people know this to be true.

It’s also advantageous to be out of the house, meeting people with similar interests, which is why we find out Knit’n’natter’s so popular.

So when you’re nine months pregnant, you’re feeling tired, your ankles are swollen like balloons, what do you do?

Go on a cobweb felting course, of course!

This is what Fran did on Thursday with Nic from Feltipedia. Fun was had, cobweb scarves were completed

and the very next day who should arrive but Oliver Aiden Quinn, 8lb 11oz (where on earth was she hiding him?)

So, for health and wellbeing, get yourself booked on one of Knit Wise’s workshops, a list is below to keep you up to date and any changes are on our Facebook page

And of course CONGRATULATIONS to Fran, Dave, Milly and Finn from all here at Knit Wise

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Who’s knitting what at Knit-Wise?

If you’re a customer at Knit-Wise, and if you are thank you very much, we do love our customers!  We would like to post pictures of your wonderful creations.  We’re starting off with super crocheter Lyndsay, who wouldn’t want such a cheerful blanket to cheer up these grey days as we slog towards spring.


Lyndsay’s used Stylecraft wool for her blanket, crocheted with trebles.  It’s a really easy pattern, but very effective, she’s crocheting blankets now for friend’s babies and has orders in the pipeline.

Quite often, it is a baby that will inspire us to knit or crochet and if this little gem doesn’t get your needles itching, nothing will

The classic combination of navy and white never goes out of fashion, looks super smart and hides a plethora of baby nasties!  This was knitted by Fran for her imminently arriving little bundle of joy who will be the best dressed in the North West!

The wool used here is Adriafil, a favourite of ours in the shop and always very popular. As is the Italian Adriafil rep.

So if you’re knitting for someone, perhaps you’d like to sew in one of our new ribbons.  Everyone loves a handmade gift and we have four new ribbons to choose from

If you’ve taken the time to knit or crochet for someone special, finish your gift off with one of these to let them know you love them!!

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