News, Patterns

Look on trend with a knitted tank top

A knitted tank top or vest with jeans is the stylish look going into autumn according to the fashion mags – check out this piece about model Kendal Jenner from Harpers Bazaar (ignore the fact they can’t tell knitting from crochet). You could start wearing tops like these by themselves and then add a tee… Continue reading Look on trend with a knitted tank top

Patterns, Tips

Decoding cable patterns

One question that regularly comes to the Yarn Doctors is about different patterns using different abbreviations for cables. There are several styles of notation for creating cables which can seem confusing but, despite this, the actual way of making cables remains the same. All cable instructions ask you to put a certain number of stitches… Continue reading Decoding cable patterns

Tips

Finding the fit for your knits

Have you ever knitted something that looked lovely but didn’t fit the way you wanted? It could have been something for you or for someone else but it just wasn’t right. This is such a pity, the stitches are beautiful but unless you can find some one who love the fit, it is likely to… Continue reading Finding the fit for your knits

Patterns, Yarn

Quick chunky knits

With the weather we’re having at this time of year, it is easy to get caught out and discover your lovely cosy knitted hat is nowhere to be found in a cold snap. This one of the many reasons we love chunky yarns – you can turn out a warm accessory or two in very… Continue reading Quick chunky knits

Events, Patterns, Tips

Stashbusting Christmas decoration patterns

Have you ever knitted or crocheted your own Christmas decorations? These can be great stash busting projects (which, let’s face it, we all need once in a while!) as a lot of decorations are small items so don’t take much yarn to make. The larger projects on this list still don’t require a lot of… Continue reading Stashbusting Christmas decoration patterns

News, Patterns

Our patterns are now available through our website

For many years the UK Hand Knitting member companies have been producing knitting patterns to help support the work of the organisation promoting knitting and crochet. The patterns are available as printed leaflets through yarn shops but we know that many of you often look for patterns online. So we have updated our website to… Continue reading Our patterns are now available through our website