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Top tips for warm weather knitting

Summer knitting or crochet is a big area for debate. Some people put aside their yarnie projects for the summer, for others of us that just isn’t something we’d contemplate. The UK Hand Knitting team definitely falls in to the latter camp, so we’ve been gathering tips of warm weather crafting. Project size Keep it… Continue reading Top tips for warm weather knitting

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Your best knitting advice

We recently asked on social media for the best knitting advice you’ve ever been given. Here is a selection of your replies that we think other people might find useful. If you can knit and purl, you can complete any pattern. Rebecca Field Always plan to learn from your mistakes. Mistakes will make your project… Continue reading Your best knitting advice

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Knitting and Crochet in Art

There is often a debate about what creative activities are art and what are craft. Some people arbitrarily draw lines that put knitting and crochet strictly in the craft category. But as photography has proved, some pursuits can be both depending on how they are used. We’ve been on the look out for art projects… Continue reading Knitting and Crochet in Art

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Good knitting on TV and in the movies

Do you wince when you see someone "acting" knitting or crochet in a TV show or movie? A needle or hook is stabbed randomly at a piece that up to that point has been beautifully produced by someone who knows what they are doing. The random stabbing is accompanied by some yarn pulling or waving,… Continue reading Good knitting on TV and in the movies

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Get creative and help Innocent’s Big Knit collect a record two million hats

This year’s The Big Knit, from Innocent, is calling knitters, crafters and creators to submit their weird and wonderful woolly designs, to make it the biggest ever. The campaign run by Innocent, the smoothie company, raises money for Age UK by asking knitters and crocheters to create hats for the drink bottle. For every bottle… Continue reading Get creative and help Innocent’s Big Knit collect a record two million hats

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Volunteers wanted for Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate

The Knitting and Stitching Show at the Harrogate International Centre is just around the corner and we are looking for volunteers to pass on knitting and crochet skills to visitors. You can read more here about volunteering if you haven't helped on one of our stands before, The show runs from Thursday 24 November to Sunday 27… Continue reading Volunteers wanted for Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate

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Knitting monogamist or a project for every occasion?

So are you a knitting monogamist who sticks to one project until the bitter end or do you have two three four or more projects on the go at any one time? I’ve come across lots of different names for the latter group (some of them not that polite) but I like the term I… Continue reading Knitting monogamist or a project for every occasion?