News

Support your local yarn shop this May

Yarn Shop Day 2018 on Saturday 12 May is set to be a wonderful celebration of the importance of bricks and mortar yarn stores to the knitting and crochet community. Where would we be without our local yarn shops? Not only are they the places where crafters can explore the range of yarn available, compare… Continue reading Support your local yarn shop this May

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Patterns

Baby patterns fit for a prince

With the arrival of a new member of the royal family, babies and baby knits are coming up in conversation. We are fans of knitting for babies for several reasons. A gift were you have thought about the style and colour choices of individuals and taken the time to make something individual is generally greatly… Continue reading Baby patterns fit for a prince

Tips

Don’t be tripped up by pattern instructions – part 1

We are always on the look out for knitting and crochet problems that you need help with and several people have asked our advice on making sure they understand pattern instructions correctly. We’ve picked out a few instructions that can trip people up. “Decrease on every” This instruction (and similar ones of increases) are quite… Continue reading Don’t be tripped up by pattern instructions – part 1

Tips

Straight or circular needles

When we meet knitters at events, we are often asked about using circular needles – in particular if there is any difference to using straight ones. As with all things knitting, needle choice is a very personal thing and some needles will suit some knitters more than others. When you are using circulars, you make… Continue reading Straight or circular needles

News, Patterns, Yarn

Trendwatch: Ice cream and texture

We’ve been flicking through the fashion magazines and blogs again, looking for some spring knitting inspiration, and we’ve noticed one phrase coming up a lot – ice cream colours. Pastels shades and subtle colours such as pale strawberry, pistachio, lilac and lemon are good choices for this spring and summer. Even variegated pastels will be… Continue reading Trendwatch: Ice cream and texture

Tips

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