Tips, Yarn

Using tape and ribbon yarn

When we took a look at summer knitting and crochet trends last week, mesh knits were among the looks we highlighted. One way of achieving summery mesh looks is using tape or ribbon yarns with lacy or drop stitch patterns. Tape and ribbon yarns are pretty much what the name implies flat yarns that look… Continue reading Using tape and ribbon yarn

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News, Patterns, Yarn

Knitwear and crochet trends for this Spring

Spring and summer yarns are out, summer dresses are appearing in the shops and the clocks are about to go forward, s0 it seems like a good time to take a look at the new seasons knitting and crochet fashion trends. Colour block Two or more contrasting colours in your summer knits are set to… Continue reading Knitwear and crochet trends for this Spring

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Your knitting speed questions answered

Thanks to our current collaboration with ICHF Events to see how quickly knitters can complete a row of 100 stitches, for the Nations’s Fastest Knitter competition, we’ve had more than a few questions about how to knit faster. The first thing to say is that often with knitting you can have a bad case of… Continue reading Your knitting speed questions answered


Get creative and help Innocent’s Big Knit collect a record two million hats

This year’s The Big Knit, from Innocent, is calling knitters, crafters and creators to submit their weird and wonderful woolly designs, to make it the biggest ever. The campaign run by Innocent, the smoothie company, raises money for Age UK by asking knitters and crocheters to create hats for the drink bottle. For every bottle… Continue reading Get creative and help Innocent’s Big Knit collect a record two million hats