A Year of Techniques is a collection of 12 designs, based around knitting techniques, to help you to upgrade your knitting skills. It is being published in digital and print formats. Between March and September 2017, a pattern and photo tutorial are being released every month in pdf format. In September 2017 the print book will be published and the complete ebook (with all 12 designs) will be released. You can choose whether to purchase the ebook only (£19.99) or the print + ebook combination (£19.99 plus shipping). Both are available in our online shop.
A Year of Techniques includes the following techniques:
Afterthought heels and thumbs
Garter stitch grafting
Judy’s magic cast on (both for starting closed tubes, and as a provisional cast on)
Knitting on a border
Mastering dominance in Fair Isle knitting
Pinhole cast on (also known as Emily Ocker’s circular cast on)
Reading cables from charts
Turning a heel
The patterns have been designed by an amazing team of designers:
Mary Jane Mucklestone
Tin Can Knits
We are absolutely thrilled to have Kay and Ann at Mason-Dixon Knitting on board as cheer-leaders in chief, and Foreword writers for the print edition. They are also hosting the video tutorials and enabling chat in The Lounge.
Each month there is a knitalong over in the Arnall-Culliford-Culliford Knitwear group on Ravelry, as well as in The Lounge on Mason-Dixon Knitting. You will find lots of friendly, helpful knitters on hand to keep you company as you try something new.
We have also created video tutorials to accompany each technique, and these are hosted over on Mason-Dixon Knitting. Here are links to the videos that have already been published:
Pinhole cast on
The easiest way to access your files for A Year of Techniques is through Ravelry. When you purchase a print + ebook, or ebook only copy of A Year of Techniques from our online shop, you can add A Year of Techniques to your Ravelry library as follows:
The option to add your pattern to Ravelry can be accessed from your order confirmation email. The email subject line is “Order # confirmed” where # is your order number. On that email there’s a button that says View your order, like this:
If you click that it takes you to your checkout page (on the web, not in your email), where you’ll see a box like this:
If you click on that button it will take you over to Ravelry and ask you to log in, if you aren’t already. Then you need to click one final button to add to your library:
This cleverly adds A Year of Techniques to your Ravelry library. If you have any problems with this process, or you can't find your order confirmation email, please use our Contact Us form, and we will be able to help.
The patterns from A Year of Techniques are being added monthly until September 2017, when the entire ebook will be available.
Each design has a mid-week release date as follows:
March - Hyacinthus armwarmers by Jen Arnall-Culliford using helical stripes (released on 1st March 2017)
April - Brambling shawl by Bristol Ivy using intarsia (released on 4th April 2017)
May - Alex the mouse by Ella Austin using the pinhole cast on (released on 3rd May 2017)
June - Talmadge cloche by Rosemary (Romi) Hill using the knitted-on edging (released on 1st June 2017)
July - Antirrhinum socks by Rachel Coopey using a heel turn (released on 6th July 2017)
August - 1st August 2017
Complete A Year of Techniques ebook with remaining 6 monthly projects and tutorials - 6th September 2017
Video tutorials will continue to be released monthly until the final video is uploaded in February 2018.