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Knit in public with Felix! Thank you for taking part in our #FelixKnitsKatia Competition

Knit in public with Felix

Nerves, emotion, intrigue! We are going to announce the winner of the #FelixKnitsKatia Competion. But before we do, we want to say thank you…. First, to all the knitters and crocheters who have come out to knit in public with Felix on WWKiPDay. Many thanks also to the Katia stores for hosting Felix and for organising an event in their city. This year the Katia Knit Day Map connected more than 80 events throughout the whole of Europe. And last but not least, a very special thank you to De Estraperlo, the amigurumi artist and creator of our Felix, the happy knitter. Thank you to everybody…

#FelixKnitsKatia Competition: photograph Felix the happy knitter in your favourite place and win a Katia selection super giveaway

#FelixKnitsKatia competition

This year the World Wide Knit in Public Day 2017 is being celebrated on the 10th June. Here at Katia we want you to celebrate this special day in good company. Therefore, we have the pleasure to present you to Felix, the happy knitter. This amusing amigurumi wants to knit or crochet in public with you; and furthermore, help you win a Katia selection super giveaway with our #FelixKnitsKatia competition. #FelixKnitsKatia Competition We are going to have some fun! Get out of the house and take a photo of Felix knitting in your favourite place. Then share it with us on…

Snapshots from World Wide Knit in Public Day 2016

How did you celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day? We sincerely hope that you enjoyed a day out of doors in the company of other knitters and crocheters. Here at Katia we’re receiving numerous images of the different events in which we collaborated with our “grain of yarn”.  Warmer and friendlier cities thanks to your yarn bombing events, the sharing of  knowledge between different generations, connecting and making new friendships thanks to a shared passion for knit and crochet, groups involved in charitable projects… Thanks so much to everybody for showing us all your enthusiasm for yet another year.…

Nomada, wool km 0 made in Spain, shown on the catwalk at Madrid Fashion Week in the collection by María Lafuente

The last edition of Madrid Fashion Week was a very special event for Katia, due to the designer María Lafuente presenting her collection Âme which featured Nomada wool as an important protagonist. Knowing that more and more designers are introducing yarns into their designs is always a cause for rejoicing, but if that yarn is Nomada it’s even more exciting. And why is this the case? Well, because it forms part of the label Made in Slow –which we have joined up with- and that promotes the sustainable use of wools km 0 made in Spain originating from native sheep. Transhumance by Made in Slow & María Lafuente. Photo: Made in…

Which is your favourite place to knit or crochet? Take part in our Katia Knit in Public 2016 competition

UPDATE 20/06/2016 And the winners are… 1) The image with the most “hearts” (Likes) on Instagram. #KatiaKiP2016: And the winners are… 1) @loareknits. The image with the most “hearts” ♥. Congratulations! | La imagen con más corazones del concurso #KatiaKiP2016. ¡Felicidades! | L’image (remplissant les conditions de participation) avec leplus de « coeurs » ♥. Félicitations! Una foto publicada por Katia (@katiayarns) el 20 de Jun de 2016 a la(s) 3:33 PDT 2) The winning image chosen after making a prize draw with all the participants. #KatiaKiP2016: And the winners are… 2) @juanadol. The winning image chosen after making a prize draw with…

Sustainable projects, Concept Line, forthcoming trends, catwalk shows… snap shots of our trip through HH Cologne

We’ve already returned from the International Trade Fair for Creative Handicraft and Hobby in Cologne (Germany)! As with each year, they’ve been three very busy days, but it’s also been very exciting to present the new trends from our forthcoming Katia Autumn – Winter 16/17 collection. So, why not? We want to share some snap shots of the best of our trip through the German fair: sustainable projects, Concept Line, made by hand catwalk shows, forthcoming trends… Welcome to our Katia stand at HH Cologne! Concept. Hot on the heels of this 15/16 season’s successful Concept nº1 magazine comes the even…

Katia’s 65th anniversary: A story of love for yarns

Katia turns 65 years old! A lifetime dedicated to wool and designing garments for hand knitting. We want you to join in this celebration and blow the candles with us. Because our story would not be what it is, without the love and enthusiasm of all handmade lovers around the world; we invite you to a virtual tour of some of the most important moments of Katia… 1951. Katia is born in Barcelona. The mother company is Hilaturas Génesis, specialist in knitting yarns and crocheting threads and wholesaler of yarn skeins, in Caspe street. The potential for knitting and crocheting is…

Join the World Knit in Public Day!

Do you know if your city hosts a World Wide Knit in Public Day event? Take a look at the Katia Knit Day Map and don’t miss your nearest event. Mark your calendar for June 13th and celebrate Knit in Public Day’s X Anniversary. All knitters and crocheters to the streets! Share your event before and during June 13th on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… Include the hashtag #KatiaKnitDay for greater spread and a special follow up.   By the way, here are some of the fantastic photos participating in our Instagram Contest Katia Knit in Public Day. Explore the hashtag #KatiaKiPD2015 and choose your…