Patterns, Tips

A simple kids knitting project for the holidays

We have been asked a few times recently about good projects for kids starting to knit. With the school holidays upon us, here is one project that doesn’t involve weeks of knitting and where any early mistakes can become a virtue. With a finger puppet monster, it isn’t the end of the world if some… Continue reading A simple kids knitting project for the holidays

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Charity projects, News

Help us share the Christmas Cheer – final chance to nominate organisations to receive mini stockings

These are just some of the boxes of mini stockings we have been sending out to charities all over the UK. You brilliant knitters and crocheters have been sending us parcels of these cute decorations which means we still have a few parcels to find a home. Among those to receive festive parcels have been… Continue reading Help us share the Christmas Cheer – final chance to nominate organisations to receive mini stockings

Charity projects, News, Patterns, Tips

Top tips for scarf knitting

We are off to Harrogate for the Knitting and Stitching Show, where our lovely volunteers will be teaching people to knit and crochet, and our Yarn Doctor will be solving your technique and pattern problems. You can find us in the Royal Hall near the stage and the Christmas tree. You can also join us… Continue reading Top tips for scarf knitting

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Knitting tips: Try mattress stitch for neat seams

When we are out and about at events, one topic our yarn doctors are often asked about is sewing up. A lot of you don’t enjoy this aspect of finishing your projects and some say it is because their sewing doesn’t look neat. For straight seams, mattress stitch is a great choice and once you… Continue reading Knitting tips: Try mattress stitch for neat seams

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News, Tips

Rabbits, houses, windows and pirates – rhymes to help you knit

We recently asked you about the rhymes you have come across to help people learn to knit. There were lots of variations of the “bunny” rhyme: In through the bunnyhole Round the big tree Out through the bunnyhole Off hops she It is clear that rabbits have help many of us get started with our… Continue reading Rabbits, houses, windows and pirates – rhymes to help you knit

News, Tips, Yarn

Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square

Our yarn doctors are at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London this week, along with our fabulous volunteer knitting and crochet teachers, to help all the crafters attending the show. We know that a lot of the problems that knitters mention when they visit the UK Hand Knitting stand - this… Continue reading Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square