spring yarns 2018
News, Yarn

New yarns for spring

Easter is only a couple of weeks away and the UK is beginning to thaw out from the recent cold blast. With this in mind we’ve decided to be optimistic and take a look at some newer yarns for spring summer that might inspire you. The yarns we have picked out are, clockwise from top… Continue reading New yarns for spring

knitting styles

The “correct” way to knit

Despite the challenging weather conditions and interesting transport situation our lovely volunteers and Yarn Doctors battled through to help crafters at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London last week. They report that quite a few visitors asked what the correct way to knit is and some even said that they had been told they… Continue reading The “correct” way to knit


Tips for getting on top of you unfinished projects

At the start of the year many of you told us that your resolution was to finish off your unfinished projects – and some of you told us that you had several knitting or crochet works in progress (Wips) that you hadn’t got round to finishing yet. So we have been collecting some top tips… Continue reading Tips for getting on top of you unfinished projects

News, Patterns

Knitwear trends for 2018

What will we be knitting this year? We’ve been taking a look at the likely knitwear trends for 2018 and gathering some pattern inspiration for the next few months. Big and comfy Oversized jumpers, chunky knits and cosy sweaters to snuggle up in featured in the fashion collections and magazines for this season. And what… Continue reading Knitwear trends for 2018

ultraviolet pantone colour of 2018
News, Yarn

Trendwatch: Colour of the Year

Each year the colour experts at Pantone pick a colour that they think will be a strong trend in the coming year and in some way sums up what is happening in the world. For the 2018 colour of the year they have chosen Ultra Violet, which the company describes as embodying “originality, ingenuity, and… Continue reading Trendwatch: Colour of the Year

continental knitting
Events, News, Tips

Share a skill in 2018

One thing we know about the knitters and crocheters we meet and talk to through the year is that you are a very knowledgeable bunch. We also see how great you are at sharing your knowledge and skills, giving tips on social media and helping people at events. So we have a suggestion for 2018.… Continue reading Share a skill in 2018


Organise your knitting and crochet for the new year

December is always a busy time, and for many of us there isn’t much time to think about knitting and crochet – except for last minute gift making. But once the holiday rush is over there will be time for yarnie thoughts. For some that means plans for organising our yarn stashes, for others looking… Continue reading Organise your knitting and crochet for the new year