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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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Back to school knits

A walk down the high street suggest the Back to School offers are coming thick and fast, which got us thinking about back to school knits. We know that lots of children wear school uniforms, but outside school they will still need practical, trendy knitwear going into the autumn, so we have taken a look… Continue reading Back to school knits

Patterns, Yarn

Inspirations – summer style for kids

The last few sunny days have made us put away the big woolly projects in favour of small items and cotton yarns, avoiding that lap blanket insulation some projects create. One good option for warmer weather knitting and crochet is to make children's and baby items which are also quick makes so will be ready… Continue reading Inspirations – summer style for kids

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Trendwatch: Ice cream and texture

We’ve been flicking through the fashion magazines and blogs again, looking for some spring knitting inspiration, and we’ve noticed one phrase coming up a lot – ice cream colours. Pastels shades and subtle colours such as pale strawberry, pistachio, lilac and lemon are good choices for this spring and summer. Even variegated pastels will be… Continue reading Trendwatch: Ice cream and texture

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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