Thursday, July 19, 2018

Picking a chunky knit cardigan pattern

So as I was saying in my other knitting post I really want to accomplish making a cardigan for autumn/winter for myself. There are so many amazing photos online of gorgeous chunky knits with cabling and textures and that is the style I want to achieve!

Wool and the gang bomber kit HERE

One of my favourite things to do is go onto Etsy and set the filter for shop location to Ireland to see can I find what I want from a fellow Irish crafty shop.So that’s what I did and I bought this chunky knit pattern by Bummbul HERE

I love the textured sleeves on this cardigan and really hope that I can achieve the same look.

Now I just need to decide on what yarn and what colour!! 

Aideen xo

Friday, July 13, 2018

Handknitting using pure wool roving

I am sure you guys have seen all the fab pics of chunky knit blankets on Instagram and Pinterest and if you have looked into them like I have they are expensive! The reason they cost quite a bit is because pure wool roving is expensive to buy so even for me as someone who can make a chunky knit blanket the roving cost still makes it expensive.

Photo from Pinterest-Like hello squishy cosy goodness

I love the look of the extreme knit blankets so I had to have a try at hand knitting and I did with this chunky knit cushion-the roving for this was about €32 so you can imagine for a throw blanket you would need a lot more roving.

I also did a quick time lapse video while I made this cushion:

Maybe one day I will get the chance to make a blanket too,

Aideen xo

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I have an Etsy shop... its called Fluff Beag

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned anything on here about my Etsy shop but I have a little shop called Fluff Beag HERE I also added the link in the side bar of my blog.

Last week I added a new little collection to my shop which I called Codlath Sámh which is a nursery and kids room decor collection.

I have the sweetest, softest, fluffy weaves, pure wool felt wall hangers and the fun wooden sshhh... sign you can see in the photographs here.

For all my pieces that I have for sale I use the purest best quality ingredients which I try to source from local and other small businesses like mine which is so important to me.

I would love for you to have a peep,

Aideen xo

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Chunky knitting for the win

So I have fallen in love with chunky knitting... including super chunky knitting using needles or your hands!

I learned how to knit when I was younger from my nanny and have worked on a handful of small projects since then-mostly scarves... so nothing too complicated but anyways I still know how to knit so that’s step one.

In this pic I am working on a tapered chunky knit scarf-I bought the pattern on Etsy from

But my goal for this year is to knit a chunky knit cardigan that I can wear-I love chunky knits in the autumn/winter so to make one for myself would be so cool.

Cardi from River Island

I have a pattern bought and am still learning about different types of yarn etc but hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll pick a yarn and make a start on my cardigan.

Do you knit? Do you love chunky knitting too? Send me any recommendations!!

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen xo