News, Yarn

Pairing colours with Ultraviolet

As we reported the other week the experts at Pantone have named Ultraviolet as the colour of the year for 2018. Of course, very few of us will want to knit or crochet in just one colour all year but we are set to see a lot of purple in fashion and homewares this year.… Continue reading Pairing colours with Ultraviolet

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News, Patterns

Knitwear trends for 2018

What will we be knitting this year? We’ve been taking a look at the likely knitwear trends for 2018 and gathering some pattern inspiration for the next few months. Big and comfy Oversized jumpers, chunky knits and cosy sweaters to snuggle up in featured in the fashion collections and magazines for this season. And what… Continue reading Knitwear trends for 2018

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Tips

Using a colour wheel to pick out yarn combinations

Last week we talked about stashbusting using stripes, colourblocks and contrasting edges. But how do you decide what colours to use together? One useful tool is a colour wheel like the one pictured below. This colour wheel is a standard version with twelve segments. It is made up of the primary colours yellow, red and… Continue reading Using a colour wheel to pick out yarn combinations

Patterns, Tips

Knitting from charts

When we talk to knitters, many mention that they don’t like charts or are nervous of patterns that include them. Often this is because knitters haven’t ever been shown how to work from charts, so we thought we’d provide an introduction. Charts are simply another way of providing knitting instructions and if they are well… Continue reading Knitting from charts