Charity projects, News, Patterns

Download our Commit To Knit 2020 pattern leaflet

Our Commit To Knit 2020 free pattern booklet, with a selection of hat patterns plus other winter warmers, is now available to download. As in previous years, we are asking knitters and crocheters to make one item for charity during October and if that was a hat for our #HatsfortheHomeless appeal, that would be fantastic.… Continue reading Download our Commit To Knit 2020 pattern leaflet

Charity projects, Events, News

Get ready to Commit to Knit this Autumn

  Commit to Knit month this year is October and this year we will be focusing on the homeless or those who have fallen on hard times.Commit To Knit month is when we ask knitters and crocheters to make just one item for a charity during the month, to help them raise funds and/or awareness.Last year we launched our… Continue reading Get ready to Commit to Knit this Autumn

News

Sign our petition to support yarn shops

The UK Hand Knitting Association has written to the Prime Minister to urge him to recognise the vital role craft and yarn shops provide supporting mental health and well-being to the country and citizens and designate them as essential retail. The UK’s yarn shops need your help at this time of crisis, just as they… Continue reading Sign our petition to support yarn shops

News, Patterns, Tips

Helping new knitters choose patterns

Lots of people have been taking up knitting this year, thanks to lockdown and the current social distancing measures, giving them more time at home. If you’ve been teaching someone to knit you may well be thinking about how to help them progress. One difficulty for new knitters, is finding suitable patterns once they have… Continue reading Helping new knitters choose patterns

Patterns, Tips, Uncategorized

Knitting for kids in cotton

At this time of year, knitters are often looking for smaller projects or ones using cotton. You can combine both by knitting kids clothes in cotton. And you end up with colourful, hardwearing garments – so everyone is a winner. We’ve picked out a few patterns to inspire you Dungarees and Dress in Rico Baby… Continue reading Knitting for kids in cotton

Tips, Uncategorized

The right method can revolutionise sewing up your knitting

We’ve noticed quite a few knitters commenting that although they have done lots of knitting over the past two or three months, they don’t have many finished objects. This turn out to be because they hate sewing up. When we ask why people detest sewing so much, some people say they find it boring but… Continue reading The right method can revolutionise sewing up your knitting

News

How knitting became the new normal between shows on the BBC

We were very excited when the BBC introduced their new social distancing "idents" for BBC1 - that's the little videos that pop up before programmes - a group of knitters started appearing regularly on our screens. We decided to find out more about the knitters involved. We asked Sicgmone Kludje and Vea Koranteng from Black… Continue reading How knitting became the new normal between shows on the BBC

News

Yarn shop etiquette in the new normal

The easing of lockdown regulations means that yarn shops in England and Northern Ireland are now able to reopen and shops are getting ready to open in Wales and Scotland once permission is given. That doesn’t mean that every yarn shop will be open right away or that shops will be operating in the same… Continue reading Yarn shop etiquette in the new normal

Events, News, Yarn

Join our virtual yarn shop treasure hunt to dig up some yarnie prizes

To celebrate many yarn shops preparing to reopen, UK Hand Knitting has launched a treasure hunt to help knitters and crocheters re-discover their local store. There are 14 quiz questions to answer which lead you on a virtual magical mystery tour  around the UK. All the answers can be found on the UK Hand Knitting… Continue reading Join our virtual yarn shop treasure hunt to dig up some yarnie prizes