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HOW TO: Knit your own Jumbo Hottie

I think there is nothing better than snuggling up with a hot water bottle when the weather is chilly, or  you have achey sore muscles giving you strife. This super chunky knitted hot water bottle cover is perfect for jazzing up a boring rubber bottle. Want to whip up your own? Keep reading below! Materials: 25mm circular knitting needles 1ball of KNIT SAFARI Jumbo Yarn a standard hot water bottle - I got mine from Amazon, but you could try your local hardware store or supermarket Techniques: Figure 8 cast on circular knitting Tension: 3 stitches x 4 rows = 10cm/4" square for Knit stitch Measurements: Approximately 20cm wide and 35cm long Instructions: Cast on 12 stitches using a Figure 8 cast on, or...

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HOW TO: Knit your own Jumbo Cushion

Want touch of extreme knitting to your home? This Jumbo Yarn round cushion is super fun to knit and you can whip it up in under 30 minutes! Keep reading below to make your own. Materials: 25mm circular knitting needles 1 ball of KNIT SAFARI Jumbo Yarn a round cushion insert, approximately 30cm in diameter Techniques: circular knitting Tension: 3 stitches x 4 rows = 10cm/4" square for Knit stitch Measurements: Approximately 30cm in diameter Instructions: Cast on 6 stitches, and join in the round, taking care not to twist your cast on edge. Place stitch marker. *Knit 1, increase 1*, repeating the section in between the stars to the end of the round. (12 stitches) Repeat Step 2. (24 stitches) Knit 3...

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Extreme Knitting: an alternative to Merino Roving

There is no doubt that extreme knitting has revolutionised the knitting world, with hundreds and thousands of photos on Instagram and Pinterest just making it even more desirable. The trouble is, the process of knitting with merino roving is long and time consuming. First you need to source your giant bump of merino, knit it up into a blanket, then painstakingly hand felt the knitted strands to strengthen the fibres, before letting it dry out properly. Without the felting process, the huge weight of the unbelted blanket can make the fibres stretch, split and eventually break. And if you don't like using animal fibres? Well you are stuck.There are amazing crafters and knitters out there doing fabulous things with ethically...

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