Take part in the first Katia Designers Awards

17/01/2017 We’re pleasantly surprised with the high level of participation in the First Katia Designer Awards! It makes us very happy to know it’s inspired you so much… In fact we’ve received nearly 100 great projects! And thanks to this competition, we’ve discovered some really interesting knitters and crocheters. Faced with this large volume of proposals, we’re asking you to exercise a bit of patience and give us a little time (until the 20th January) so that the Katia Design Team can carefully study each creation and decide, without rushing, the project winner of the First Katia Design Awards. Many…

Craft Lovers ♥ Have fun and play with De Estraperlo and their amusing Christmas amigurumis Cris Tree & Bet Star

Party! If Christmas signifies time for you to enjoy creating things, have your crochet hook on hand. Maria –De Estraperlo- and her Christmas amigurumis Cris Tree & Bet Star have arrived from Amsterdam. In this new Craft Lovers installment Maria is sharing the crochet pattern to make this amusing and inseparable pair made up of a fir tree and a Christmas star. You’re at the best time in the year to rescue the girl or boy inside you with these adorable Christmas amigurumis. Have fun and play with De Estraperlo! I’m Maria from De Estraperlo. I’ve been doing crochet all…

Mmm… XXL Donut! Extreme knitting with Katia X-Treme

Now we understand Homer Simpson… here at Katia we can’t get this XXL donut out of our heads either. It’s giant, soft and spongy! The secret of this sweet pouf is in the Katia X-Treme. This super yarn is the main ingredient of the recipe that we’re sharing so you can ‘bake’ this fun XXL donut. Take note! 1.- Download the knit pattern to make your pouf with the form of a giant donut. 2.- Choose your favourite flavours from the 15 colours available in Katia X-Treme. Maybe you prefer a chocolate base with icing or a turquoise frosting? 3.-…

4 seasons shawls, perfect throughout the whole year

Which accessory is fun, elegant, versatile and one that you can wear throughout all the seasons of the year? The shawl! Whether it’s in crochet or knit the 4 seasons shawls are the perfect accessories for the whole year. If you’re passionate about colour combinations and degrades, you must already know about Katia Ombré and Katia Spring Rainbow, our yarns for your 4 seasons shawls. One pack of Katia Ombré = one full colour shawl Put some colour into your day with Katia Ombré! We propose 7 packs with 6 balls of 100% Merino Extrafine in different colours. You only need…

Craft Lovers ♥ Autumn Leaves neck warmer made with one ball of Azteca Milrayas by Ovejita Be!

We love the one ball, one neck warmer formula! If you do too keep reading because Teresa -the Craft Lover behind Ovejita Be!– is sharing the tutorial of how to knit her Autumn Leaves neck warmer with only one ball of Katia Azteca Milrayas. We encourage you to discover this sheep lover and to follow the complete pattern which shows how to knit with circular needles or straight ones if you prefer. Wrap your neck up in Autumn Leaves and share the results on Instagram with @ovejitabe and @katiayarns. My name is Teresa and I’m “the crazy woman” behind Ovejita…

Download your favourite models in PDF from our web page and knit with the help of our video guides

Each season we propose hundreds of models to knit or crochet with our yarns. We publish the patterns in our magazines which you can find on paper in your local Katia store. If you want to make your own selection of models and knit or crochet specific patterns, you can buy and download your favourite models in PDF format from our web page onto your computer, tablet or mobile. Furthermore, you can also knit or crochet some of our models with the help of our video guides [►]: videos which show how to carry out our step by step instructions. Visit…

Katia Plus: knit patterns for sizes 16-18, 20-22 and 24-26

If you’re a faithful follower of our patterns and magazines you’re probably well aware of the wide range of sizes that we offer the patterns in. Practically all of our women’s models have given instructions from size 8 through to size 22. At Katia we take into consideration the requests for “plus size” patterns. We want to be assured that whatever your size is, you can create your own clothing by following our knit and crochet patterns. As a result of this, you’ll find the Katia Plus range of designs in this season’s Katia Basics 11 magazine which showcase knit…

6 Halloween patterns for your ‘little monsters’

Sharpen up your knitting needles and agitate your crochet hooks! We are going to transform your balls of wool and cotton into pumpkins, witches, bats… to celebrate the most terrifying night of the year. Prepare your “little monster’s” disguise with these 6 amusing Halloween patterns. Convert your baby into a Halloween pumpkin with a simple waistcoat and an original crochet applique. You only need a few balls of Katia Merino Aran and to follow the step by step instructions of our Halloween pattern. Trick or treat? Make various crochet pumpkins following the crochet applique graph on our pattern. Sew a…

Craft Lovers ♥ Lu’s challenges and her oversize seamless reversible jumper knitted with a super ball of Big to Knit

Nothing is impossible for Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre. A surprising Craft Lover, with an endless creativity and contagious energy. An all-rounder when it comes to knitting! On her blog ‘Los Retos de Lu‘ (Lu’s Challenges in English), what seems complicated, is transformed into something simple. Because of this, we’re sure that you’re going to get hooked on her Inside Out (Side In) Jumper pattern knitted with our super ball of Katia Big to Knit. Follow the step by step instructions to knit your oversize seamless reversible jumper using circular needles… Get ready for this great challenge and discover the great woman…

10 Autumn – Winter 2016 / 2017 Fashion Trends that you can knit or crochet yourself using our yarns and pattern magazines

Oversized jumpers, versatile waistcoats, generously sized coats, bomber jackets, maxi scarves… these are just some of the key garments for this Autumn – Winter 2016 / 2017 season. Fashion embraces fantasy fur or faux fur and the delicacy of mohair. Velvet is back, as are metallic effects, and it also looks like animal prints are still with us for yet another season. Discover two of the predominant colours for this autumn – winter. Do you know what layering is? We’ll explain this latest trend so that you can incorporate it into your own personal style. Get you knitting needles and…