Events, News

Get ready to knit in public

The UK Hand Knitting team are big fans of knitting in public. Wherever we are, if there is a chance for a sit down (or even a wall to lean on), it is likely a project or two will appear - and we are really happy to chat to people about what we're doing. So… Continue reading Get ready to knit in public

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Charity projects, Events, News

Volunteering with your craft skills

We noticed that in the USA April is volunteering month so, even though we are in the UK, it seemed like a good opportunity to talk about the benefits of volunteering and suggest a few ways to link it to your crafting skills. One of the UKHK team in particular is a very keen volunteer.… Continue reading Volunteering with your craft skills

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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

Events, News

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

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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

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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

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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