Stitch for Scotland

For anyone who lives in Scotland to share local ideas, resources and chat.

Location: Scotland, UK
Members: 32
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2019

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Supplies & Suppliers

Started by Harrison's mom. Last reply by Harrison's mom Jul 11, 2013. 29 Replies

I would like to tell you of my best bargain. This little (but well stocked) wool shop always has a great range of yarns. They do follow fashions and as a result, there are always some oof 'last…Continue

re-an ex-pat Scot

Started by CHARIS GRIFFIN. Last reply by Jayne Murphy Oct 9, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi to all in Scotland. I am actually cheating by joining as I am a Scot who has lived in Cornwall for 23 years but having been brought up in Glasgow and still having family living there I thought I…Continue

Soweto Gospel Choir at Edinburgh Festival

Started by Diane McTigue. Last reply by Julia Dee Jun 27, 2010. 6 Replies

Hi  all - I was just having a quick flick through the Edinburgh festival guide and the Soweto Gospel Choir are performing at the Assemby Hall from 6th August to 30th August.  It's only an hour show…Continue

Stash busters

Started by Harrison's mom Oct 7, 2009. 0 Replies

Inspired by the African squares for August (before I was part of the forum) I intend to make some Scottish/St Andrews day squares for November. Any one fancy joining in?JeniContinue

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Comment by Harrison's mom on January 26, 2010 at 5:04am
Yes, I know what she means. I am going to my mom's house for dinner tonight and they will probably be having haggis. She won't understand that I would be happy with a slice of toast.
Comment by Harrison's mom on January 26, 2010 at 1:45am
Happy Burns anniversary everyone. I have just enjoyed my haggis, neeps and tatties lunch at work. Yum.
Comment by Harrison's mom on January 14, 2010 at 11:19pm
Hi Alison, glad to be of assistance. I'm sure there will be similar info somewhere on the forum but thought it might be handy here any way.
Comment by Harrison's mom on January 14, 2010 at 11:08pm
Helpful tips

Yarn Weight and Tension Guide
UK (US) Yarn Weight Equivalents and Tension Guide
(needle size is only a guide, some patterns may call for larger or smaller needles to achieve the desired tension)
1 ply, 2 ply (lace), 8 or more stitches per inch, 2-2.25 mm needles
4 ply/ (fingering), 6-8 st per inch, 2.5-3.25 mm needles
Double Knitting (sport ), 5.25 – 6 st. per inch, 3.5 – 4 mm needles
Aran (worsted ), 4 – 5 st per inch, 4.5-5.5 mm needles
Chunky , 3 – 3.75 st per inch, 6-8 mm needles
Bulky, 1.5- 2.75 st per inch, 9-15 mm needles

Needle size conversion chart

Metric (mm) = US = UK/CANADIAN
2.00 = 0 = 14
2.25 = 1 = 13
2.75 = 2 = 12
3.0 = - = 11
3.25 = 3 = 10
3.50 = 4 = -
3.75 = 5 = 9
4.00 = 6 = 8
4.50 = 7 = 7
5.00 = 8 = 6
5.50 = 9 = 5
6.00 = 10 = 4
6.50 = 10 1/2 = 3
7.00 = - = 2
7.50 = - = 1
8.00 = 11 = 0
9.00 = 13 = 00
10.00 = 15 = 000
12.00 = 17 = -
16.00 = 19 = -
19.00 = 35 = -
25.00 = 50 = -
Comment by Harrison's mom on January 12, 2010 at 10:46pm
Hi Alison yes some people drop crochet hooks and thing into their parcels by 'accident'. Any that are bought for purpose should have packaging/labels removed so that they don't look new.
The scrap books are just what they sound like. A5 size/ 15cm by 11cm is big enough and easy with British paper size. Sugar paper or photo copy weight card is ideal. Any random pictures form wrapping paper, cards magazines is fine or you can choose a theme such as animals, alphabet, numbers. Cut them out, glue them in, call it a scrap book and send it off with your next squares.
Hope that helps.
Welcome to the forum and our Scottish group.
Comment by Harrison's mom on January 7, 2010 at 3:57am
Happy new year everyone. Hope the snow isn't dampening the spirits. At least for those who can't get out you might have a great excuse for sitting and knitting or crocheting.

Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts are back at the SECC from 4-7 march 2010. Details can be found at
Often worth a look as they encompass lots of diifferent crafts and a few of the stalls usually have some very good bargains in yarn.
Comment by Harrison's mom on November 16, 2009 at 10:22pm
Hi Dawn and Sandy, welcome to our group.
Yes Sandy I did go down the members list when I set up the group and invited all that I recognised from Scotland with limited success.
Dawn I am looking forward to seeing your tartan squares when you get the chance to make some. My uncle always wore Cameron tartan as that was his first name so it is one of personal interest to me. I am frantically making blue squares for St Andrews day which I will embelish wih a little bit of tartan ribbon - not that I think this will mean anything to the recipient but maybe someone in the child's community might recognise tartan and guess that it came from Scotland.
Exciting news - I was helping at my moms church xmas fair on Saturday and when I was having my coffeee break I got the crochet out only to be bombarded by questions. Those asking thought the project was so interesting that they have asked me to be a guest speaker at their 'Last Wednesday' club on the next available night which is either feb or march. i will let you all know how it goes.
Comment by dawn laverty on November 16, 2009 at 10:13pm
Hi, I'm from Scotland, but haven't lived there for any length of time since I got married 26 years ago. Probably about 5 years in total.
My husband's family is in Lanarkshire...Lanark, Wishaw and Hamilton, and my family are in Renfrew and Bridge of weir.
I have printed off a pattern for a tartan square from Ravelry, but am busy with vests at the moment.
I just have to research which of the million Cameron tartan's I'm going to do.
Dawn x
Comment by Sandy McDonald on November 16, 2009 at 9:18pm
Hello Harrison's mom, have you been through the members to find out who comes from Scotland that could join. There seem to me to be many more than just you four. Let's drum then up - I and Kalai are honorary members as we do have the name McDonald!
Comment by Harrison's mom on October 7, 2009 at 2:17am
Hi to all prospective members. It is lovely being part of the wide KAS community but sometimes I feel a little lost with pattern translations and no branch of Joann Fabrics near enough to drive to. Please join the Scottish family so that we can share more local knowledge.

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