We know that while some people are planning what knitting or crochet they will take to the beach this summer, others regularly put all their yarnie projects away until the autumn. So here are our top tips for knitting through the summer months: Think about the fibres in the yarn. One of the biggest worries… Continue reading Tips for knitting in summer
Summer has arrived and with it a host of yarn shows of all shapes and sizes. We think they can be a knitter’s paradise, so here are some reasons we love them: Spotting knitters on the way to the show. If you travel to a yarn festival by public transport you can play the game… Continue reading 10 reasons why we love yarn shows
Have your ever wondered how many sheep are needed to produce the yarn for a sweater? You can find the answer to this and lots of other yarnie facts in this great infographic, the Clever Crafter's Guide to Wool ,from agricultural suppliers Clippers Ireland.
It’s Father’s Day this Sunday – but don’t panic there is still time to produce a quick knitted gift. And what can be nicer than a personalised, handmade present. Here are our suggestions for the perfect Father’s Day knits. June might seem an odd time to produce a woolly hat. But think about the British… Continue reading Last minute Father’s Day knits
World Wide Knitting in Public Day is just around the corner and you can find a list of UK Knitting in Public events on the World Wide Knitting in Public Day website. There are plenty of UK events but if there isn’t one near you, why don’t you get some knitting friends together or mobilise… Continue reading ORGANISE A KNITTING IN PUBLIC EVENT
Worldwide Knitting in Public Day on June 13th is a great opportunity to share your love of yarn and link up with other knitters. It is the largest annual knitter-run event with activities in 30 countries. At the UK Hand Knitting Association we want to mark the day by encouraging you to help us to… Continue reading BREAK A WORLD RECORD ON KNITTING IN PUBLIC DAY