Posts Written ByKatia Yarns

Perfect Colour Cycle: knit an identical degrade with every ball of Infinity, Melody, Infinity Shawl and Scala

Perfect Colour Cycle

Leave you needles to one side for a moment and press Play! In this video you’re going to discover what the Perfecto Colour Cycle is: the latest innovation incorporated in our yarns. Amongst our Katia Autumn Winter 2017/2018 novelties you’ll find 4 yarns with this novel technology: Katia Infinity, Melody, Infinity Shawl and Scala. So, what makes these 4 yarns so special? Well, on the one hand, the Perfect Colour Cycle assures an identical degrade colour effect in all of the balls of yarn; it also guaranties a progressive and perfect colour transition between the colours; and lastly, each ball starts and finishes with the same colour. That means,…

That 70’s Show knit and crochet cushions designed by Lehandmade using Katia Merino-Lino

That 70's Show cushions

Welcome to our new Craft Lovers! On this occasion, the protagonist of our favourite section is Emilie from Lehandmade. This french self taught knitter and crocheter -located in Madrid- is sharing a very televisual project: That 70’s Show Cushions. Emelie’s hands and head have created two cushion covers which we are sure are going to touch your heart. As the project name indicates, the cushions have been inspired by the That 70’s Show television series. Whether you know this series or not, the patterns for these knit and crochet cushion covers will have you hooked all the same. Of course, count on the special…

24 exclusive Advent Calendar Xmas Squares to knit or crochet each day, and a Christmas giveaway

Xmas Squares

Get ready! Our Katia Advent Calendar comes with 24 exclusive Xmas Squares. Each day you’ll be able to access a new graph to knit or crochet. As you can see, the Xmas Squares here have been made in crochet, but you can follow the same graphs and knit them using jacquard stitch. For this Project you only need 4 balls of Katia Merino Classic in 4 soft tones: white, turquoise, coral and light grey. As always, we encourage you to select the Katia yarn and colours of your own choice if preferred. The principal objective of the Katia Advent Calendar is for you to enjoy the handmade spirit of Christmas.…

Alaska Rug Videotutorial: Home Decor idea to use up or recycle leftover yarns

Rug Videotutorial

Have you got some leftover yarns at home? If you have, pay attention to our Alaska Rug videotutorial. We are sharing a decor idea to recycle those yarns that you’ve got stored away without a particular project in mind. Of course, if you don’t have leftover yarns at home, you can still make the rug. In fact, in our Alaska Rug video tutorial we show how to make a knotted rug using balls of Katia Alaska. This is definitely a project for handicraft lovers who like to make decorative projects with yarns. Learn this simple technique and make a rug that’s…

24 handmade Christmas gift ideas each made with only 1 ball of Katia yarn

Handmade Christmas

X-mas is in the air! That’s why we are sharing 24 handmade gift ideas each made with only 1 ball of Katia yarn. OK! It’s time to get the gifts ready for Christmas, for “Secret Santa’s” surprise or for the look you want to create at your family celebrations. However, the list of things to do does tend to get longer, and sometimes there’s just not enough time, budget or inspiration to get everything done. That’s why we’ve created this selection of 24 handmade Christmas gifts: hats, scarves, shawls, neck warmers, bandanas, gloves and even a mobile phone cover. We repeat! All…

Living Crochet shows you how to make a round rug in crochet using Katia Winter Washi

Living Crochet

In this new Craft Lovers, Living Crochet shows you how to make a round rug using Katia Winter Washi. Behind Living Crochet we find Victoria, an architect who is in love with decoration, photography and crochet. As we look at her creations on Instagram it’s incredible to believe that she only started to learn how to crochet a year and a half ago! Furthermore, this self-taught Andalusian has learnt crochet thanks to video tutorials on Youtube. Since then, she tries all the different techniques she can find. And well, now she designs such beautiful crochet pieces like this spectacular rug. Craft Lovers ♥ Living Crochet For this crochet project, Living Crochet proposes a combination of 4…

Merino Wool: 7 knit patterns in the 100% natural fibre that’s in fashion

Merino Wool

There’s no doubt that the key fibre for this winter is Merino Wool. The fashion world surrenders once again to its softness, resistance and flexibility. At Katia we know all about the benefits of knitted garments made from Merino Wool. In fact, in our collection we demonstrate the great quality and versatility of this 100% natural yarn. Our Merino Line offers a large range of compound yarns, in totality or in part, made from this fantastic yarn obtained from the merino sheep. This Autumn Winter 17/18 we propose an infinity of models made using Merino Wool. But above all, we want you to enjoy yourself…

How to make a crochet coat: super pattern and video tutorial by Ahuyama Crochet

crochet coat

Hello to all you Katia crocheters out there! I’m Helena from Ahuyama Crochet and I want to show you how to make a crochet coat. I’ve wanted to do a crochet coat like this for a very long time. Firstly, because I fancied doing something different; and secondly, because there’s nothing better than a garment made using our own fair hands. After giving it a lot of consideration –the idea of making a crochet coat is a little bit daunting, don’t you think?– I got to work. And, the good news is that it actually doesn’t take that long to make a crochet coat!…

3 monstrous amigurumi to crochet with Katia Washi this Halloween. Let’s picnic with the Monstrous Family!

monstrous amigurumi

Get your checked blanket ready and fill up your basket with balls of Katia Washi… We’re going on a picnic with the Monstrous Family! We present Grin, Ranja and Lali, 3 adorable monstrous amigurumi. There’s no doubting that they make monstrously fun playmates for kids. We hope that these monstrous amigurumis live a thousand adventures with the tiny tots, before, during and after Halloween. And, of course, that you enjoy creating these likeable little crochet toys using Katia Washi. 3 monstrous amigurumi Where to start? First, download the Monstrous Family pattern. In the pattern you’ll find the instructions explaining how you make the 3 crochet monstrous amigurumi. You’ll also…

Learn Ebony Stitch and knit a beautiful jumper designed by Lisallu using Katia Merino Super-Sport

Learn Ebony Stitch

Learn ebony stitch because Lisallu has done it again… she’s designed another beautiful knit jumper. And, once again, she’s sharing the complete pattern to knit her Ébène Jumper. It’s true! We love her designs for lots of different reasons. For both her choice of colour as well as the yarns she uses for her elegant jumpers. For example, for her first Craft Lovers design she knitted the Érable jumper using Katia Merino 100% in a fashionable earth brown colour. This time, she’s gone for the infallible colour black in Katia Merino Super-Sport. There’s no doubt that this is a very comfortable woman’s knit jumper which is ideal for…