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

News, Yarn

Pairing colours with Ultraviolet

As we reported the other week the experts at Pantone have named Ultraviolet as the colour of the year for 2018. Of course, very few of us will want to knit or crochet in just one colour all year but we are set to see a lot of purple in fashion and homewares this year.… Continue reading Pairing colours with Ultraviolet

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

Charity projects, News

Help us share the Christmas Cheer – final chance to nominate organisations to receive mini stockings

These are just some of the boxes of mini stockings we have been sending out to charities all over the UK. You brilliant knitters and crocheters have been sending us parcels of these cute decorations which means we still have a few parcels to find a home. Among those to receive festive parcels have been… Continue reading Help us share the Christmas Cheer – final chance to nominate organisations to receive mini stockings

Charity projects, News, Patterns, Tips

Top tips for scarf knitting

We are off to Harrogate for the Knitting and Stitching Show, where our lovely volunteers will be teaching people to knit and crochet, and our Yarn Doctor will be solving your technique and pattern problems. You can find us in the Royal Hall near the stage and the Christmas tree. You can also join us… Continue reading Top tips for scarf knitting