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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

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Trendwatch: Fluffy and furry yarns

From the catwalk to the High Street, feather, fluffy fabrics and fun fur are set to feature heavily in fashion for this autumn and winter – especially when it comes to soft trims, coats and accessories. And it is all about having fun with colour and texture as you can see from these coats by… Continue reading Trendwatch: Fluffy and furry yarns

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Kids knits for back to school

It is not that long until the end of the summer holidays and so our minds have turned to kids’ knits for the autumn. Among the great things about a child’s jumper is that it is relatively quick to make and there is less  to hold while the weather is still at least a little… Continue reading Kids knits for back to school

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New yarns for all the family

August is the time of year where we start to see new yarns for autumn and winter appearing in our yarn shops. There are always interesting new offerings, colours etc so we will probably do several posts with new yarns that catch our attention over the next couple of months. However, we have already noticed… Continue reading New yarns for all the family

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Trendwatch: Superbright knits

This is the summer of colour. Alongside colour block and stripe patterns, the trend of this summer is strong colours. We have mentioned the Fuschia trend already but zingy oranges and yellows, pillar box red, lapis blue, emerald greens and electric purples are all also great choices. To be on trend all you need to… Continue reading Trendwatch: Superbright knits

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Tips: Summer knitting and crochet with cotton

At this time of year we often think about using cotton yarns to create cool, summer garments. If you are used to working mainly with wool, cotton can behave differently so we have collect some useful tips to help you with your warm weather projects. Thank you to everyone who contributed tips on social media.… Continue reading Tips: Summer knitting and crochet with cotton

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Using long colour change and self-striping yarns

As we revealed in our post about summer knitting trends, stripes are in. One of the ways to achieve lovely striped garments is to use yarns dyed with long sections of contrasting colours that give you stripes as you work. There are lots of these yarns about at the moment as you can see from… Continue reading Using long colour change and self-striping yarns