learning to knit
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Take your stitches back to school

The kids have gone back to school but are you planning to learn anything this autumn. It is a great time to learn new craft skills because there are lots of different classes around to access. Learn at your local yarn shop Your local yarn shop can be a great place to find both one-off… Continue reading Take your stitches back to school

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Join us at a yarn show or two this Autumn

We are going to be out and about at a range of shows this autumn, starting with our two yarn doctors holding surgeries Yarndale at Skipton Auction Mart, 23-24 September. The yarn doctors are two expert knitters and teachers, Juliet and Bronagh, who will be available to show you new techniques, offer advice and help sort out problems you… Continue reading Join us at a yarn show or two this Autumn

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

Charity projects, Events, News

Three reasons to Commit To Knit for charity this June

June is Commit to Knit month, when we ask you to commit to knit or crochet at least one item for charity. So why should you get involved? Stashbusting A lot of the patterns in the special charity knitting supplement we have put together with the lovely folk at Simply Knitting (look out for it… Continue reading Three reasons to Commit To Knit for charity this June

Events, News

How quickly can you knit 100 stitches? Could you be the Nation’s Fastest Knitter

We are joining forces with event organisers ICHF to find the Nation's Fastest Knitter. The challenge is to knit 100 stitches as quickly as possible. You can use whatever yarn and needles you prefer and choose to knit or purl – it is all about what works for you. There are two ways to enter.… Continue reading How quickly can you knit 100 stitches? Could you be the Nation’s Fastest Knitter

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Join our Christmas Appeal and hone your sock skills

Over the past few weeks on the blog we've looked at baby knits being a great way to learn new skills with out the commitment of an adult garment.We've also had tips on making socks for the first time. If those two ideas interested to you, the UK Hand Knitting  Christmas appeal is just the… Continue reading Join our Christmas Appeal and hone your sock skills

Charity projects, Events

Why we like to knit for charity

It is Commit to Knit month  and we’re asking you to sign-up to knit or crochet an item for charity during June. We’ve come up with a list of charities that could benefit from your knitting and put together a collection of patterns for those organisations. The patterns are available in a booklet issued with… Continue reading Why we like to knit for charity