Tips, Yarn

Missoni high fashion and the humble variegated yarn

One of the big draws for knitters who get to London this summer is the Missoni exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum where you can see a selection of the beautiful, colourful knitwear the company is famous for and learn a bit about the ideas behind the designs. A few lucky people, including this… Continue reading Missoni high fashion and the humble variegated yarn

Patterns, Tips

Summer knitting projects for kids

As the schools break up for the summer, many people’s thoughts are turning to how to keep their kids occupied for the summer. One way is to teach them to knit or crochet – see our tips here – but what if they have already mastered the basics? How do you keep them interested when… Continue reading Summer knitting projects for kids

Patterns

Behind the scenes: What makes a good sample knitter?

At UK Hand Knitting we are often asked about sample knitting for designers ad yarn companies. So in our latest look behind the scenes we talked to David MacLeod, Design Manager at Rowan about working with sample knitters and what the job entails. How important are good quality sample knitters? It’s very important to have… Continue reading Behind the scenes: What makes a good sample knitter?