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What is currently going on at Heathland Knits

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    Holiday gift (pattern) ideas

    EN | DE | NL 🇬🇧 One more week and then the Advent season begins. Time to think about what to give your loved ones for Christmas (or Sinterklaas / St. Nicholas). Time to share a few ideas for knitted gifts that can be done relatively quickly from relatively little yarn. Socks and Slippers Socks are an evergreen when it…

  • Hand dyed Yarn,  Reports

    The Secret Garden

    I lately discovered a rather old book and fell in love with it: The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; first published in 1911. It is about a little girl that has to move to her Uncle in Yorkshire. He is living in a big house beside the moor with a thousand rooms and many gardens – and one is…

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    Westknits Mystery Knit A Long 2022

    🇬🇧 For the 13th time, Stephen West of Westknits / Stephen & Penelope organized his autumnal Mystery Knit Along. This year is the third time I will participate. As last year, I will take it a bit slower. The sign-up is open since the 3rd of September ’22 and the first clue was published at the 6th October ’22. Stephen…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Reports

    Joji Fall KAL 2022

    🇬🇧 As the last years, I was very much looking forward to the autumn knit along from Joji Locatelli, the Joji Fall KAL. It started on the 1th of September and is still ongoing till 30th of November. I decided to participate with two shawl designs and one cowl. Yes, that is a lot, but I could not decide what…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Reports,  Tutorials

    The yo-yo (boomerang) sock heel

    EN | DE | NL 🇬🇧 The yo-yo heel (also known as jo-jo or boomerang heel) is a technique to work sock heels using short rows. Since it is the least bulky heel this is definitely my favorite sock heel variant. Also nice, the heel is symmetric and can be used in top-down as well as in toe up worked…

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    New Color Overview

    🇬🇧 After receiving more and more questions about Heathland Knits yarns, there is now an overview page of the colorways that are regularly dyed. These can be found here from now on: Color Overview 🇩🇪 Nachdem immer öfter Anfragen zu den Heathland Knits Garnen gekommen sind, gibt es nun eine Übersichtsseite der Farbvarianten, die regelmäßig gefärbt werden. Diese können ab…

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    5 days – 5 shawls 2022

    🇬🇧 Since it wasn’t on Instagram this year, I missed the 5 shawls in 5 days challenge 2022. I wrote about that challenge last year already. You can find the details here. The weather outside is still a bit moody. Therefore I decided that it’s not too late to still do my own 5 mini swatches in 5 days. After I…

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    The Dandelion Shawl is here

    🇬🇧 With the spring equinox, the “Dandelion Shawl” was released. Currently it is available only in English, but the translation into German is being worked on. This shawl was created in the middle of winter when the longing for spring, warmth and color has become too strong. Inspired by the flower meadow behind the house, which glows yellow every year…

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    Spring Shop Update, Etsy, and more

    🇬🇧 Somehow everything is overshadowed by the events in Ukraine and many things seem unimportant to me. Over the winter I worked on a shawl design and dyed wool in spring colors. And now? Now my heart is heavy and the colorful wool seems unimportant. At the same time I am very grateful that I live in a (still) safe…

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    Westknits Mystery Knit A Long 2021

    🇬🇧 For the 12th time, Stephen West of Westknits / Stephen & Penelope organized his autumnal Mystery Knit Along This year is now already the second time I participated, and I will take it a bit slower. It is a Knit Along not a race. The sign-up is open since the 1st of September, the official cast-on party will be…