My name's Pat Strong and I have been knitting all my life, or so it seems, and I now have the cutest little shop in Drymen, Stirlingshire.
Although it’s small I want to fill it with gorgeousness and keep as local as I can. Knit isn’t just ‘in, over through and off’ It’s about living creatures and heritage and wrapping loved ones in warmth and love.
Carol Meldrum Knit and Crochet Workshops
Inchmurrin Island, Loch Lomond, Balmaha, GLASGOW, G63 0J
Wingspan scarf or shawl £65
Learn how to manipulate your stitches to make a wingspan inspired scarf or short shawl. Whether you are into knit or crochet you can make a similar project - it's all about the numbers. For the crochet it's all about changing the height of stitches with a spot of increasing and decreasing. For the knit we focus on short row shaping, casting on and casting off to make the zig zag edge.
Please note: This workshop is suitable for those who can knit & purl with ease and can work basic crochet stitches. Please refer to terms and conditions.
The class runs from 10am to 4pm. The ferry will leave Burnfoot Jetty,
Arden, Alexandria. G83 8RD at 9.30.
Instructions and yarn for the day will be provided, please bring a 3.5mm crochet hook and/or 3.5mm/3.75mm knitting needles. Extra yarn and needles and hooks will be available for purchase.
For further information please go to: www.inchmurrin-lochlomond.com
Or telephone: 01389 850245
Craic’n’yarn is what it says it is – stories and yarn.
All the yarns have a story – they are not necessarily the most commercial but have a beauty and back story that makes me want to be surrounded by them.
Craic’n’yarn is also my studio and I’ll be in there flexing my creative muscles and designing my own knits. I’ve met so many knitters who have knit a garment and it’s not been wearable and they’ve given up. I believe that simple shapes in knit can be great, wearable garments even if you’re not size zero, young and beautiful which I aint!
Knit can be fashionable, wearable and unique. The hand knitter is far more high tech than any machine.