Reknitting in Rugby, part 3

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Another fantastic workshop at Rugby Art Gallery again today! It was great to see lots of projects in progress, and to have the chance to share the basics with three new recruits.

To the workshop participants: 

As promised, I've set up a Facebook group as a space for us to continue sharing our reknitting adventures:

See you there!!


Reknitting in Rugby, part 2

Sunday, October 9, 2016

We had another great reknitting session at Rugby Art Gallery yesterday - ideas and skills are progressing nicely!

For those who didn't attend the first session: there are a series of links in my last post which cover most of what we went through.

One bonus is my chart showing the relationship between stitches per 10cm, yarn group and suggested needle size - and then the ratios involved in changing from one group to another. Here it is, direct from my notebook:

A neater version will appear at some point!

This will (hopefully) be of use when you're changing from one gauge to another, whether knitting off open stitches or picking up through the knit to add a frill or pocket (as long as you're picking up horizontally along a row).

And then, here are the equivalent links and info for the stuff that was new this time:

Integral embellishment / calculating the multiplier


  • We talked through the process of 'cardiganising' a jumper.
  • On the treatment page there are links to further instructions, including Kate Davies' 'sandwich' method that I used for my sample: 
  • You could use the same principle to cut a new neckline and add a neck trim which encloses the raw edge.

Other stuff

Really looking forward to getting stuck in to some garment projects in our final session!

For those who aren't able to come to the final workshop: I'm really keen to keep in touch, hear how you get on, and help if you get stuck. You can email me via the contact page. Thanks!


Reknitting in Rugby, part 1

Saturday, September 24, 2016

After another long break from this blog (oops), I'm back - with renewed reknitting vigour.

In advance of my solo exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery next summer, I'm running a series of three workshops sharing the reknitting techniques. The first workshop took place today, and went very well indeed!

I promised the lovely knitters who took part that I would publish a post with links to the pages of the reknitting resource relating to what we did today, so here goes:

Inspiration and introduction

Playful deconstruction (chopping up!)

The spectrum of reknitting treatments

Sampling: knitting off open stitches

Sampling: adding a frill (optional homework!)

[Rugby knitters: don't forget to bring one or more garments that you might like to reknit next time ... and if you have friends who would like to come along to the other workshops, they are very welcome! Please ask them to book, if possible, on 01788 533217. Thanks again!]

My plan is that running these workshops will help me to put together some instructions on reknitting for beginners, that I can share more widely. Watch this space!