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  • Winnie's Melody Blankets

    Posted: August 26th 2022

    To make life a little easier for you we have two suggested patterns for using Drops Melody to make throws to keep you snug this winter.

    The first is our square blanket which is knitted in ...

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  • What to do when your dye lots are different

    Posted: August 12th 2022

    What to do when your dye lots are different

    It sometimes happens that you need to buy another ball of yarn to finish a project, or the store doesn’t have enough in ...

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  • Flying Saucers No its a new yarn

    Posted: July 30th 2022

    The delivery arrived from DeBondt and as usual there was a buzz of excitement- what had Marina ordered this time? After we had unpacked the latest sock yarn, lots of Catona and Chunky monkey we ...

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  • Three Knitted Friends

    Posted: July 30th 2022

    Three friends at Winnie’s were busy a bit

    Discussing their summer plans to commit

    Should ...

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  • Knitting for the Seasons

    Posted: May 15th 2022

    By Sandra Dunkin

    As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to warm up, many of us put down our needles and hooks in the belief that knitting and crochet are cold ...

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  • To block or not to block; that is the question.

    Posted: April 8th 2022

    Some people never do it; others don't consider the project finished until its blocked. It is all a matter of preference.

    So what is blocking? Well, it is when you set the shape of your ...

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  • Crochet tips & tricks

    Posted: January 23rd 2022

    Stitch markers! These little pieces of plastic genius are very convenient to have at hand when crocheting, especially when starting out and you haven't learned how to read your ...

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  • Modern Crochet

    Posted: January 23rd 2022

    Did you ever think you'd like to crochet and immediately you are transported back to the 1970's brown and orange crochet blanket that was on your granny’s sofa? Crochet ...

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  • The Queen of Socks

    Posted: January 7th 2022

    - by Jackie Hayes

    I grew up thinking socks were the Mount Everest of knitting. Any time I heard knitting socks mentioned it was always full of mentions of 'turning the heel'. Unlike ...

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  • Lifelines - not only for lace

    Posted: January 7th 2022

    - by Jackie Hayes

    We've been thinking about lifelines here a lot at Winnies. Not the ones on parachutes and for mountain ...

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  • We received an early Christmas present

    Posted: December 20th 2021

    We have just received the news that we have been voted Best independent retailer in the Republic of Ireland 2021!  These awards are organised by the Let’s Knit ...

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  • Studio Donegal

    Posted: December 10th 2021

    By Sandra Dunkin 

    I first encountered Studio Donegal yarns at a small yarn shop in ...

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  • We have received some lovely news

    Posted: August 7th 2021

    Let's Knit magazine run awards for the knitting and crochet community each year. One of the categories is Best Local Independent Yarn Store and we have been nominated in the Republic of ...

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