News, Yarn

New yarns for autumn 2018

At UK Hand Knitting we’ve been enjoying seeing some of the new yarns that are appearing for this autumn so we thought it was time to share a few that we like the look of. First off, we have two yarns that are new takes on classic yarns and which could become regulars for your… Continue reading New yarns for autumn 2018

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Charity projects, News, Patterns, Tips

Tips for crocheting spiral granny squares

Among this year’s Commit to Knit pattern collection, we have a stunning crochet blanket that features “spiral granny squares”. We have been very excited about learning to make this new style of square but they are a little different to make, so we thought we should pass on the tips we’ve picked up. When you… Continue reading Tips for crocheting spiral granny squares

News, Patterns

Check out our lovely new patterns celebrating Commit to Knit month

September is all about charity knitting for us. It is this year’s Commit to Knit month when we ask knitters and crocheters to commit to making one item for crochet during the month. We know lots of you already donate your skills to crafting items for charities nationwide. There are at least 6 million people… Continue reading Check out our lovely new patterns celebrating Commit to Knit month

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Why your GP might recommend a knitting group

We regularly talk about knitting groups on this blog. We are big fans of knitters and crocheters meeting to craft together, share knowledge or just to squish each other’s yarn. Groups can be merely social or come together for a major project or to focus on creating items for charity. But it isn’t just us… Continue reading Why your GP might recommend a knitting group