14 new yarns Spring Summer 2018 by Katia to fall in love with and win a very special prize

We know it’s cold out there, but it’s February, the month of love. You know, San Valentine’s… a perfect reason to get to know new yarns, fall in love and dream of future DIY projects. Therefore, today we are presenting 14 new Katia Spring Summer 2018 yarns. Take note! Multicolour cottons, tape yarns, which are lighter than t.shirt yarns, and the best selection of natural fibres or recycled yarns are just some of our proposals so that you can knit with love, of course. So, do you want to know more about our Spring Summer 2018 yarns? Well then, continue reading… and if it’s…

DIY ideas for Carnival: 3 recognisable and fun easy crochet costumes for little adventurers

crochet costumes

Do you need some help with your little adventurer’s Carnival costume? Once again, we find our inspiration in universal literature and we are proposing 3 recognisable and fun easy crochet costumes. Chose your favourite adventurer, prepare your crochet hook and get yourself some balls of Katia Canada. Follow our crochet patterns to create the accessories for brave Little Red Riding Hood’s cape and basket; the powerful Magician Merlin’s starry hat, white beard and wand; a daring Pirate’s tricorn hat, eyepatch and sharp sword. Have you got everything you need in your basket? Well then, in an abracadabra!… we’re going to make these…

You are going to fall in love! Botties: how to easily make some really cosy crochet booties using 2 balls of Katia

Botties

Valentine’s Day is getting near and our love of crochet is growing more and more, especially when we discover exciting projects like Botties. Be prepared because you are going to fall in love with these crochet boots made from  Katia Azteca, and with the story of this young German brand. Behind Botties are Isabelle, a designer from Pforzheim, and her mother Claudine, a craft lover. Since the time when she was a design student, Isabelle has been developing her footwear concept, which became reality in 2017 thanks to her mother’s hobby of crochet. Now you know why we are in love with these crochet…

Katia Babystories: learn how to knit baby clothes with 28 easy designs

Katia Babystories

Travel through the kingdom of children’s fairytales with our Katia Babystories magazine. Learn to knit baby clothes with the 28 designs inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. Discover this range of easy patterns made up of square shapes and simple stitches. Katia Babystories is intended for you if you want to learn how to knit, or if you already know but prefer to make up easy and quick patterns. Knit baby clothes in modern designs and colours with ease. Once upon a time… Katia Babystories Learn to knit with Katia Babystories: blankets, jumpers, ponchos, hats, baby booties, dresses, trousers, waistcoats or jackets. And of…

Top 10 knit and crochet garments 2017. Which ones have been the most popular designs of the year?

Top 10 favourite knit

Here comes the New Year! But for the moment, we can only tell you that it’s going to be full of lots of new ideas from Katia. But without rushing too much, – you know, with that slow knitting spirit whereby we’ll let you know all in good time. So for now, why not subscribe to our newsletter and this blog to keep you up to date with all the latest news.  We’re going to make our farewell to 2017 as it deserves, by remembering some of our favourite garments. Do you want to know which ones have been the…

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 Perfect 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…