Start Small

You may have seen a lot of social media posts about oversized chunky knitting lately. I’ve certainly been tagged in a few!  

These huge arm sized Knits look really cool and lots of fun, but for a beginner, I like to start small.  A bit like my new kitten Earl. So cute!!

Handwarmers are the perfect project to get you knitting. They are easy to knit - worked flat, not in the round - and you will learn all the essential knitting skills. 

Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.  From there you will be ready to tackle any project.  

The beauty of a small project is it is quick to finish so you won't have time to be bored. Also these little projects are very portable - just pop it in your bag and you can knit wherever you like - the bus, the beach... where ever!

 

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The WhatJaneKnits handwarmer kits are such a great project currently available in two beautiful colours - dark blue/green teal and vivid fushia.  They also make a great gift for guys and girls.

Superior quality 100% Australian merino yarn. 

The handwarmer project kit comes complete with beautiful yarn, knitting needles, pattern, sewing needle and resealable project bag.

There are video tutorials and help from me online. 

 

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Beautiful teal handwarmers and beanie  

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Small things are so cute.. fushia handwarmers 💗 

Celebrate Wool

May 18 - 24 is Australian Wool week.

Of course for most knitters, I hear you say... "every week is Australian Wool week".

But seriously, next week the Australian Wool Innovation and Campaign For Wool are creating a showcase for wool in fashion.

Just in time for winter, shoppers will be treated to glamorous displays of woolen garments and even a wooly art installation at the Macquarie Centre in Sydney.

For those not in Sydney there is a social media opportunity to get involved.

Simply get a photo of yourself surrounded by wool and post it using the #woolweek hashtag and @campaignforwool tag. 

This will give you the opportunity to win $1000 to spend at a Wool Week Fashion retailer. Yay!

 

Find your way to celebrate all things Wool next week and feel free to tag us @whatjaneknits in your Social media.