5 tips to clean and care for woolen hand knit garments

care for wool

Do you know how to care for wool hand knit garments? We know 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 5 tips to care for wool hand knit garments. Learn these useful tricks to wash, dry and iron your knitwear! How to care for wool knits 1. Wool is a flexible resilient natural fibre, but requires some care to preserve its…

New Spring/Summer 2019 collection Katia Fabrics. Explore, enjoy and discover OFF-HOLIDAYS!

new collection ss19 katia fabrics

The new collection Katia Fabrics Spring Summer 2019 “OFF-HOLIDAYS” continues the popular trend for the desire to escape and disconnect both physically and emotionally. With or without suitcases, by motor home or cable car, dancing or playing, but above all, with a lot of imagination. This SS19 collection Katia fabrics seeks adventures in far away countries and other epochs, accompanied by characters with free spirits. Families can allow their imaginations to fly and create their own worlds thanks to the different fabrics and original designs. Explore, enjoy and discover the new SS19 OFF-HOLIDAYS collection! Once again, this season we are…

Learn how to sew a hooded sweatshirt with a spiky crest. See the video with step by step instructions

sew a hooded sweatshirt

Sew a hooded sweatshirt is a much easier task to do than you might realise, even including the lined hood with a crest and the kangaroo pocket. This is why we want to show you how to make it in an afternoon, from the comfort of your own home. With this step by step video tutorial. Yes, you have heard correctly, this is a project that can be easily made in just half a day, including both the cutting out and the sewing. How to sew a hooded sweatshirt with a crest We have chosen the amusing wintery igloo and…

5 new Katia pattern magazines: 265 knit, crochet and macramé ideas for Spring-Summer 2019

Katia pattern magazines

You’ve already been introduced to the new Katia Spring Summer 2019 Yarn Collection. Remember choosing your favourites from the 15 new yarns, and subscribing to the blog in order to participate in our prize draw giveaway. As well as the 62 yarns available for this spring/summer collection, we are also launching 5 new Katia pattern magazines. Discover more than 265 knit, crochet and macramé ideas for women, men, kids, baby and home. We invite you to browse through all the magazines at our website and to add favourites to your Wishlist.  You only need to click on the button with…

Love Denim Challenge: Recycle an old pair of jeans to win 3 selection packs of sustainable yarns

Love Denim Challenge

“73% of the world’s clothing ends up in landfill or other waste disposal systems. Only 15% of the world’s waste clothing is recycled, and more alarmingly, less than 1% is reutilized in new clothing” according to the The Global Fashion Agenda. There is no doubt that we can change these percentage amounts if we modify our buying habits and support the responsible use of resources. For this reason, we want to count on you for our Love Denim Challenge, much more than a creative competition. Share a customised or recycled denim clothing idea with the world using our Love Denim…

Katia Spring Summer 2019 Collection: Discover 15 new yarns and enter our prize draw

Katia Yarns for Spring Summer

Do you want to know what the 15 new Spring Summer 2019 Katia yarns are? Discover a series of knit and crochet ideas for women, men, kids, baby and home with each new yarn. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised with the outstanding design selection, some of which are available for free. There is, of course, so much more than these 15 new yarns and patterns! Find inspiration among the more than 265 knit, crochet and macramé models published in the 5 new Katia Spring Summer 2019 magazines. Make your projects using the perfect yarns thanks to the wide range of…

Do you want to sew a sleeping bag for your baby? Know 4 awesome sack patterns!

4 sewing sack patterns for babies

When you become a mum or dad the sleeping bag becomes an essential item for your baby. It will be your best ally by stopping your baby from moving too much whilst asleep, from becoming uncovered or getting cold. Making sure that a baby can sleep peacefully, be protected and maintain a perfect body temperature are all issues that many parents are concerned about, as are the security and comfort of a newborn who has just been welcomed into the home. Using a sleeping bag will help avoid the possible dangers that a sheet and blanket can present, assuring that…

Your sewing projects: Get inspired with our Creative room IV

creative room IV patrones

Today, in our Creative room IV, we want to show you various creations from all around the world that have been made using our Katia Fabrics. There is a strong desire to make things that are original, different and fun. And this is what we love here at Katia. You can see this for yourself on the social networks using the hashtag #katiafabrics. To follow, we are going to show you a selection of projects to start sewing right now. Are you coming with us? Creative Room IV: Your projects >> Daisy, our winner of the Fabrics Xmas Challenge competition,…

Neon Sky Blanket by Xamalo85: Vibrant colours, softness and diamond stitch to put you in a good mood

Neon Sky Blanket

They say that colour can influence your mood, which is why we want to brighten up your day by sharing the Neon Sky Blanket knitting pattern by Ana Martín (@Xamalo85) with you. In addition to the vibrant colour, the soft enveloping Winter Washi Plus fabric also puts you in a good mood. Furthermore, we can add the relaxation generated by knitting the diamond stitch to the rich colours and pleasant touch. Once knitted, discover how each detail makes this blanket a practical and versatile piece. The Neon Sky blanket is the ideal companion for your car journeys, picnics in the…

Woolly hats and scarves: 16 knit patterns to wrap up all the family this winter

Woolly hats and scarves

The coldest months of the year have arrived, which means it’s time to show off those woolly hats and scarves. We encourage you to defy the low temperatures, and the snow, with a selection of woolly hats and scarves for women, men, kids and babies. Have fun and customise some winter accessories for the whole family. To help you do this, we propose that you play with the sizing, colours and materials of these 16 knit patterns. Don’t you know how to knit a scarf or crochet a hat? Then why not take a look at our Easy Knits magazines for knit…