Canberra, Domino Knitting, 3 Needle Join-up


Hi Fellow Knitters,

Last week Ferg and I exhibited at the CraftAlive Show at the Old Bus Depot in Canberra. We chatted with existing customers and met new ones. We spent a chilly five days at the show and  four snug nights in our caravan. The small blower heater does a wonderful job keeping us warm. Here are pictures of our stall.

SipKnitYarn knitting stall at the Craftalive sow in Canberra 2022

This year is the last year for us taking our wares to shows. (Ferg is the roady and hefting boxes is getting too much for him.)  We will be keeping our online store. At shows, we always sell some completed hand knitted pure wool rugs. Because we have only a few shows left to attend, we offered more than usual for sale at the Canberra show. We are happy that more SipKnitYarn rugs have gone to  good homes.

At the Canberra show the question most asked of me was about joining knitted blocks and panels. I referred to my rugs to show the variety of techniques I employed (crochet, sewing, three-needle-join-up) . The three-needle-join-up was a revelation to many.
Another surprise to many was the Domino knitting technique, where the whole rug is knitted in one piece. Some call this technique mitred squares, some call it magic squares. Whatever the name, it is such an easy way to knit large items, one square at a time and no joining at the end. The Domino technique rugs below are featured in the pattern book Squares & Stripes Forever.
Knitted blankets using the domino Knitting technique
We still have for sale two Domino Technique kits for the Tessellation rug. They are in the colour way Sugar and Spice. For sale also, are two completed Tessellation rugs in the colourways Fiesta and Serendipity.

Knitted blanket featuring a Tulip motif.The cold weather that has enveloped the eastern states, has created the perfect conditions for knitting and crocheting. I continue on with my Tulip blanket. I have finished the tulip motif so now it is full speed ahead with the easy-knit cables. I hope my version in ghost grey looks as great as this cream one shown in the pattern Tulips.The blanket certainly keeps my legs warm as I knit.