Trish Roberts
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map-pin Welshpool, United Kingdom

Hello! My name's Trish and I'm from Mid Wales. By day, I work in an office, pretending I know how to use a computer. By night (and weekend, of course!) I knit and crochet. A lot!

I started my woollen adventure in my early twenties because I'd seen my gran making things and I thought it would be nice to have a go. She kindly showed me the basics and also supplied me with the needles, hooks and wool to get started. My first attempts were uninspiring (/wonky!) scarves that took entire seasons and looked like they'd been made by a small (and blind-folded) child. Wearing oven gloves. Then, by chance, I picked up a Jean Greenhowe booklet in a charity shop and was introduced to the idea of making things, ACTUAL THINGS, out of wool. Since then, knitting and crochet have become life-changing obsessions and, at the start of 2016, I set myself the challenge of designing toys from scratch. It's been a lot of fun and, in 2017, my knitted fish featured in the 11 July edition of Woman's Weekly!

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  • Knitting15 Skills

    Knitting: 5 to 10 years

    15 Skills

    • Cast on & cast off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Stranded knitting
    • Intarsia
    • I-cord
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Slipped stitches
    • Provisional cast on
  • Crochet12 Skills

    Crochet: 5 to 10 years

    12 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Double crochet
    • Triple/Treble Crochet
    • Increase & decrease
    • Surface crochet
    • Half treble crochet
    • Magic Ring
    • Front/Back post stitch
    • Triple treble crochet
    • Double treble crochet
    • Working in the round
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