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

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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

Commit to Knit month
News, Tips

Rabbits, houses, windows and pirates – rhymes to help you knit

We recently asked you about the rhymes you have come across to help people learn to knit. There were lots of variations of the “bunny” rhyme: In through the bunnyhole Round the big tree Out through the bunnyhole Off hops she It is clear that rabbits have help many of us get started with our… Continue reading Rabbits, houses, windows and pirates – rhymes to help you knit

News, Tips, Yarn

Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square

Our yarn doctors are at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London this week, along with our fabulous volunteer knitting and crochet teachers, to help all the crafters attending the show. We know that a lot of the problems that knitters mention when they visit the UK Hand Knitting stand - this… Continue reading Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square

red yarn
News, Yarn

Get your red yarn out this autumn

Pick up any fashion magazine or browse the trend blogs and your will find universal agreement on one thing: Whatever you do this autumn, wear red. There are lots of pictures from the catwalks of head to toe red outfits, dramatic scarlet evening dress and brick red coats. Plus the colour gurus at   have… Continue reading Get your red yarn out this autumn