summer knitting yarns
Yarn

Trendwatch: Superbright knits

This is the summer of colour. Alongside colour block and stripe patterns, the trend of this summer is strong colours. We have mentioned the Fuschia trend already but zingy oranges and yellows, pillar box red, lapis blue, emerald greens and electric purples are all also great choices. To be on trend all you need to… Continue reading Trendwatch: Superbright knits

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Charity projects

How knitters and crocheters can help the Grenfell Tower fire survivors

The Grenfell Tower fire in west London last week has been dominating a lot of people’s thoughts and we know that knitters have been asking if there is anything they can do to help the Grenfell survivors. We have checked with some of the charities involved in collecting and distributing the initial donations to the… Continue reading How knitters and crocheters can help the Grenfell Tower fire survivors

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Tips, Yarn

Tips: Summer knitting and crochet with cotton

At this time of year we often think about using cotton yarns to create cool, summer garments. If you are used to working mainly with wool, cotton can behave differently so we have collect some useful tips to help you with your warm weather projects. Thank you to everyone who contributed tips on social media.… Continue reading Tips: Summer knitting and crochet with cotton

world wide knit in public
Charity projects, Events, News

Why knit in public

This Saturday, 10 June 2017, is World Wide Knit in Public Day. Pretty much as it says on the tin, this is when knitters of all abilities, styles and nationalities take their needles and yarn out and about. For some people this means going to an organised Knit in Public Day event. A number of… Continue reading Why knit in public

therapeutic knitting
News, Patterns, Tips

Knitting and crochet books to make you think

Here at UK Hand Knitting we’re always keen to take a look at new knitting and crochet books. Recently two arrived that have made us think about our crafting in new ways. Knit Yourself Calm – A creative path to managing stress Lynne Rowe & Betsan Corkhill, Search Press Mindfulness and use creative pursuits to… Continue reading Knitting and crochet books to make you think