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Are You a Twitter Knitter?

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If you follow Laylock on Twitter, you may already have seen that I’m holding KniTwit Wednesday every week. The idea is simple: I tweet knitting patterns that are less than 140 characters. You can then knit them, re-tweet them (just add ‘RT @laylock’ to the beginning of the pattern I tweet and people will know where you found it), or write your own succinct little patterns so I can re-tweet them. I’ve written a few of the patterns already and find it a great thinking & knitting challenge, so I strongly urge you to give it a go!

For convenience I’ll link to all the KniTwit Wednesday pattern tweets here:

  1. Knit Bracelet (Re-Tweet)
  2. Lace & Shell Scarf (Re-Tweet)
  3. Dishcloth (Re-Tweet)
  4. Shawl (Re-Tweet)
  5. Scrunchie (Crochet) by @DesignsbyKN (Re-Tweet)
  6. Pencilcase (Re-Tweet)
13th May, 2009  // Knitwear Design // tags: , .

Clothing Care Symbols to Download

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If you find my free Knit Love gift tags, and Bird Labels useful, and fancy making your own, here is an .svg file of the blank care symbols. I made these using Inkscape, which is a great open source vector graphics program. If you need some guidance using Inkscape, The Knitting Penguin has started an excellent series called ‘Inkscape for Knitters‘ which will teach you enough about Inkscape to use this .svg file. She’s clearly put a lot of time and effort into the series, so please take the time to thank her.

The blank symbols are public domain, so feel free to use them as you wish! Enjoy!

4th May, 2009  // Downloads // tags: , , , , .

Knit Love – Gift Tags with Garment Care Symbols

Free Knitting Gift Tags with Garment Care Symbols

I’ve also been playing around with knit “patterns” of another kind recently, and they developed into these gift tags. Small hearts and kisses in stitches & knitting needles. Like my birdy labels, and the labels that come with the Houses Slipover, they have empty care symbols that you can fill in according to the yarn you’ve used for your gift. The tags are now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License, but I would like to ask that you link to this blog post rather than directly to the PDF. Thank you & I hope you enjoy them! :)

knitting tags

If you love these gift tags, collect them all!

Click Here to Get KnitLove Vol. 1

Knitting Gift Tags & Stationery

The full PDF includes:

  • Labels
  • Gift Tags
  • Writing paper
  • Notecards
  • Envelope
  • Stickers
  • Bookmarks
  • Bookplates
  • Wrappers
  • Sleeves
  • Small sleeves
  • Pillowboxes
  • Straight needle sheaths
  • DPN sheaths
  • Yarn bag
  • Tips & tricks for printing, cutting, and construction.

Knitting Gift Tags & Stationery

Click Here to Get KnitLove Vol. 2

& now also KnitLove Vol.2 with:

  • ‘Life without you is like a broken needle’ card
  • ‘I Love You This Much’ card
  • ‘Let’s stitch together, baby’ card
  • ‘You always have me in stitches’ card
  • ‘You’re my Knit Knight’ card
  • ‘You’re my #1′ card
  • Envelope
  • Envelope liner
  • ‘Sealed with a kiss’ stickers

Knitter's Valentines

A few tips:

  • Fold & glue the tags before cutting them out. Less cutting!
  • I find the tags are firm enough when printed on regular printer paper & then folded, however, you could also print them on card. Check your printer manual for help.
  • You could fold the tags, but leave them unglued & use the inside for extra space to write your message.
  • Punching holes in the right spot takes a bit of practice! ;)
  • You could also use these tags to label swatches!

The countryside is as beautiful and muddy as ever. I can hear my latest batch of neighbours being unloaded as I write. Baa-aa. I’ve been hanging out with the forsythia & the magnolia, and I’m terribly behind on everything, so if you’ve been waiting for a reply or a package from me, don’t give up hope!


magnolia, you sweet thing

Also, I realised yesterday that my feed somehow broke, so you may have missed my last post. It should be fixed now, but if you didn’t subscribe through FeedBurner, you may have to resubscribe. Have a lovely long Easter weekend! Eat lots of chocolate & don’t forget to take your camera with you!

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