News, Patterns

Kids’ cotton sweaters

Cotton sweaters are a great choice for summer children’s knits. Cotton is robust, cool and usually can be machine washed so great for summery play clothes. Plus cotton can be more comfortable to knit with as the weather warms up. There are some great colour ranges available so you can have fun making sweaters in… Continue reading Kids’ cotton sweaters

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The year of the cardigan

2021 looks like being the year of the bright cardigan. Fashion designers and stylists have been pairing them with ball gowns while a year of lock downs has changed what we wear when with “loungewear” comfort being a top choice. And what is better for snuggling on the sofa than a lovely soft cardie you… Continue reading The year of the cardigan

News, Yarn

Colours for 2021

What do yellow and grey say to you? Fantastic stripes or strong opposites? Colours you never wear or is one of them your go-to colour? Every year the colour experts at Pantone chose a colour (or occasionally colours) of the year. These are supposed to predict the shades that designers will be drawn to and… Continue reading Colours for 2021

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Online knitting classes

Are you missing knitting classes whether at your local yarn shop or a yarn event? While opportunities to buy yarn and even see showcases of new items have appeared online, classes and tutorials via your computer or phone are now becoming more common. As it became clear that social distancing was going to halt the… Continue reading Online knitting classes

Charity projects, News, Patterns

Download our Commit To Knit 2020 pattern leaflet

Our Commit To Knit 2020 free pattern booklet, with a selection of hat patterns plus other winter warmers, is now available to download. As in previous years, we are asking knitters and crocheters to make one item for charity during October and if that was a hat for our #HatsfortheHomeless appeal, that would be fantastic.… Continue reading Download our Commit To Knit 2020 pattern leaflet

Charity projects, Events, News

Get ready to Commit to Knit this Autumn

  Commit to Knit month this year is October and this year we will be focusing on the homeless or those who have fallen on hard times.Commit To Knit month is when we ask knitters and crocheters to make just one item for a charity during the month, to help them raise funds and/or awareness.Last year we launched our… Continue reading Get ready to Commit to Knit this Autumn

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Sign our petition to support yarn shops

The UK Hand Knitting Association has written to the Prime Minister to urge him to recognise the vital role craft and yarn shops provide supporting mental health and well-being to the country and citizens and designate them as essential retail. The UK’s yarn shops need your help at this time of crisis, just as they… Continue reading Sign our petition to support yarn shops