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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…

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…

Are you a 2.0 knitter or crocheter? Find out with our test!

Do you want to know how Internet has changed your relationship with knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarns? Whether it’s the first time you’re reading our blog or whether you’re a regular visitor who has already subscribed – you’re still not receiving our posts in your mail box? – why not answer these amusing questions from our test. We hope to put a smile on your face while you discover if you’re a 2.0 knitter or crocheter. 1) Yarn bombing sounds like… a) A high risk adventure sport. b) Urban art, graffiti made with yarns. c) Guerrilla knitting, urban knitting, graffiti knitting……

Made with Katia 2015 Contest: Post photos of your creations on Instagram with #2015withKatia

UPDATE 21/12/2015 And the winner is… @carol_ineta. Congratulations! Thanks a lot for participating in our Made with Katia 2015 Contest! #2015withKatia • ¡Muchas gracias por participar en nuestro Concurso #MadewithKatia 2015! • Merci beaucoup pour votre participation à notre concours! Una foto publicada por Katia (@katiayarns) el 21 de Dic de 2015 a la(s) 4:07 PST When December comes around do you take stock of the year that’s ending? What about if you review your 2015 with us by sharing all the knit and crochet projects you’ve made? Publish photos of your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #2015withKatia. Tell us…

Long live your hand knitted garments!

We know only too well how much time and effort you put into making your hand knitted garments. What a joy when you’ve finally finished off the last threads and can show off the results with pride! Because we want the satisfaction of this moment to last longer, here are a number of tips and tricks to help you care for your woolen garments. Wool is a delicate fibre, it shouldn’t be washed at high temperatures or with chlorine based products. We recommend that you hand wash your most delicate woolen garments, although you can also wash them in the…

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…

5 reasons why you should learn to knit. Knitting has many benefits!

It’s clear that knitting is enjoying a welcome revival and DIY is back in fashion. Nowadays we find it quite normal to see someone knitting on the metro or in a cafe and there’s no doubt that handmade clothes are more popular than ever. But did you know that besides being an entertaining and enjoyable activity, knitting has many other benefits for the people who knit. It’s a very healthy hobby and we are going to tell you why you should learn to knit. You should learn to knit because… 1. Knitting is the new yoga! In this overwhelming and frenetic…

Printable project sheets for your Book of Yarns

We’re celebrating World Book Day with a creative competition called My Book Of Yarns where we are inviting you to design and create the front cover of your project book using yarns. A kind of compilation diary where you can keep and review all your knit and crochet notes and records. There’s no doubt that this will be a unique, valuable and endless work of art. Don’t you agree? 😉 If you want to create your Book Of Yarns, and try for a prize at the same time, we’ll explain how to take part here. In addition to encouraging you…