Learn how to make 39 quick, easy and youthful knit and crochet patterns with Easy Knits

Learn to Knit

Please tell us, what would you like to learn to knit or crochet for the new season? September is the ideal month to start a new project and to increase your knowledge. In our Easy Knits magazine we present you with our choice of 39 quick, easy and youthful patterns to learn how to knit and crochet. Pom pom hats, simple neck warmers, maxi scarves, versatile waistcoats, oversize jumpers or warm, cosy jackets for you. You’ll also find ideas for your home: mobile and tablet cases, a toiletry bag, a square bag, plus spongy cushions and blankets for the sofa. Learn to…

Katia Fabrics Autumn Winter 2018 / 2019: Discover the new collection and take part in our prize giveaway

Katia Fabrics Autumn Winter

The new collection of fabrics and patterns from Katia Fabrics Autumn Winter 2018/2019 is already here. We want to get your imagination going by showing you, in detail, our 8 new fabric universes. In this new collection we’ve been inspired by all the gifts that nature offers us. Autumnal shades of mustard, greens, pinks, melange effects and winter blues are the key colours for the season. Create infinite universes for the tiny tots of the household so that they can dream and fill their closets full of magic. This season at Katia Fabrics we are betting on the versatility of…

How to knit a baby top featuring a frill with the help of a simple tutorial by Creativa Atelier

baby top

Hello Creative People! I’m Marta from Creativa Atelier and I’m delighted to be sharing my knitted Alba Top tutorial, which shows you how to knit a baby top with a frill, on the Katia Blog. Although the final result looks very elaborate, the Alba Top (it gets its name from my daughter) is really easy to knit. You only need to know some basic stitches and you’ll have it knitted up in no time at all. Ready to impress! When I started to form an idea about this project in my mind, it was clear to me that the material…

These are the 5 fashion trends that will be parading on your knitting needles this Autumn Winter 2018 2019

fashion trends

Knit, knit, knit… at Katia we love knitting. That’s why, for us, knitting never goes out of fashion. And furthermore, this season knitwear features as one of the key fashion trends on the catwalks again. Many designer collections are full of knitwear. In fact, the catwalk shows from the big brands like Chanel, Hermés and Altuzarra –amongst others- were full of knitwear designs, which is a great reason for us to celebrate the relevance of knitwear in the fashion industry once again. 5 Fashion trends At Katia we believe in DIY (you already know what we’re like), which is why…

What does cut on the grainline mean? Learn the difference on fabrics between the lengthwise grain, the crosswise grain and the bias.

grainline sewing patterns

It’s back to school time again and we’re sharing a series of posts all about basic sewing concepts. These are very important for all of you who are just beginning. Today, in particular, we want to explain to you about a term that you will come across on many occasions when you’re going to make up any pattern: Cut on the grainline. With sewing, as with any other hobbies, there’s a specific vocabulary that applies to certain techniques and materials. And it’s very important to know what these terms mean beforehand. Cut on the grainline All fabrics have a determined…

7 colour trends from Concept by Katia to knit and crochet this Autumn/Winter 2018-2019

colour trends

Are you ready to get to know the 7 Autumn Winter 2018 2019 colour trends? Navigate through the 44 designs in the Concept 6 magazine from Katia and discover the on trend fashion colours for this next season. The key colours featured include tonal shades of camel and nude in Natural Beige; the intensity of mustard in MustardYellow; the profundity of dark cherry red in Black Cherry Red; a light denim blue in Light Blue Jeans; a delicate pearl grey in the subtle Pearl Grey story; serene tones of lavender to enrich your projects in Pink Lavender; and lastly, an enigmatic green that’s almost blue, or a blue…

Knit and fabric or crochet and fabric, you choose! Get to know the new Knit and Sew patterns

knit and fabric patterns

Crochet and fabric or knit and fabric, you choose! Today is launch day and we present you with the new Knit and Sew patterns. Patterns where we have combined the materials that we love best: yarns and fabrics. If you like handicrafts in general and even though you might have one particular favourite technique, you always want to try new things. If they complement each other, like knit or crochet combined with sewing, even better. With these patterns we bring together the magic of sewing with the incredible texture of yarns. Three cool projects which will make the little ones…

Learn how to sew a beautiful baby dress using the step by step video instructions

baby dress slider

Even though August has already begun there is still plenty of time to show off our sewing projects. Today we are going to show you how to make an awesome baby dress with our pinafore dress and knickers pattern. A few weeks ago we showed you how to make the knickers which you can see HERE. We are just missing the top part to complete this summer look. This is an easy level project which is perfect for beginners. Furthermore, it is so easy to follow the instructions using the video tutorial. The pattern is available in sizes 1-3 m,…

100 Baby and Kids knitting patterns for a 100% handmade back to school season

Baby and Kids knitting patterns

The August days pass by… and before you know it, it’s back to school! So why not get ready for the new school year with these 100 Baby and Kids knitting patterns. Enter into katia.com or visit your nearest Katia store to take a look at our two new fashion knitting magazines for kids and babies: Katia Baby 86 and Katia Kids 87. Discover simple print effect coats, pretty striped dresses, hats with pom poms, comfortable oversize jumpers etc. As many as 100 garments and accessories for a 100% handmade back to school season! Baby and Kids knitting patterns We…

Katia Yarns Autumn Winter 18/19: Discover 18 new yarns and enter our prize giveaway

Katia Yarns

How are the holidays going? We hope they are going well and that you are enjoying knitting or crocheting somewhere out in the open air. Great, because we want you to discover 18 Katia yarns from the new Autumn Winter 2018 / 2019 collection. There are lots of new things (as many as 35), but for now we are going to talk to you about knitting and crocheting in a big way with XXL yarns. Then there’s also the arrival of our new balls of cake yarn which are perfect for making all kinds of accessories. And of course, we…