News, Yarn

Living coral – the colour for 2019

The colour gurus at Pantone have made their annual announcement of the Colour of the Year [link]. This year it is the orangey pink “Living Coral”. This is a colour that they think will show up in lots of fashion and design from dresses and handbags to posters and logos over the next 12 months.… Continue reading Living coral – the colour for 2019

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Tips, Yarn

Have a knitting and crochet planning day

In many businesses being the person who goes into the office between Christmas and New Year can be a quite a good experience. You get peace and quiet to sort out your emails, clear out unneeded paperwork and generally prepare for the next few months. If you are off over the holiday period, you can… Continue reading Have a knitting and crochet planning day

Patterns, Tips, Yarn

Knitting with chunky and super chunky yarns

We recently talked about the trend for big cables and one way to achieve this is using chunky and super chunky yarns. These thicker yarns can also produce interesting lace effects and are great for quickly producing accessories such as hats and scarves or big and bold homewares.   One of the advantages of using… Continue reading Knitting with chunky and super chunky yarns

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

News, Patterns, Yarn

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