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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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News, Patterns, Tips

Knitting and crochet books to make you think

Here at UK Hand Knitting we’re always keen to take a look at new knitting and crochet books. Recently two arrived that have made us think about our crafting in new ways. Knit Yourself Calm – A creative path to managing stress Lynne Rowe & Betsan Corkhill, Search Press Mindfulness and use creative pursuits to… Continue reading Knitting and crochet books to make you think

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

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Knitting and crochet blogs for you to enjoy

On our regular e-newsletter we choose a knitting or crochet blog of the month that we think our followers will enjoy. In case our blog readers aren’t signed for the newsletter, here are a few of our favourites from the past year that you might enjoy browsing over the bank holiday weekend. Elsie Pop is… Continue reading Knitting and crochet blogs for you to enjoy

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Why teaching kids to knit will help them with maths and technology

I noticed something when I was teaching my seven-year-old niece to knit. She isn’t that keen on sums in her homework, but if I asked her to keep track of her stitches she would happily tell me how many she had gained or lost. And if I asked questions like “You’ve knitted three rows this… Continue reading Why teaching kids to knit will help them with maths and technology

News, Yarn

Spring summer yarns 2017

We’ve seen glimmers of sunshine this week but inside the yarn shops spring and summer is definitely on the way with lots of yarns for warmer weather appearing. With so many spring and summer yarns hitting the shops we thought we’d pick out a few to inspire you with thoughts of summery colours, lightweight fibres… Continue reading Spring summer yarns 2017

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Get involved with our 100 stitch challenge

The hunt for the Nation’s Fastest Knitter kicked off at the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show in Manchester last week. We had a lot of fun with people seeing how fast they could knit a single row of 100 stitches. It was particularly interesting to see all the variations on knitting technique and had a… Continue reading Get involved with our 100 stitch challenge