Berber inspired knit cushion: Add an ethnic touch to your home decor with this design from Mauricette C

knit cushion

Hello everybody! My name is Caroline and I live in Lille, in northern France. I have been knitting since I was 5 years old thanks to my maternal grandmother Mauricette. She taught me how to knit scarves from leftover yarn. I’ll let you imagine what the results were like! Since 2017 I have been creating my knit and crochet patterns under the name of Mauricette C. In fact, this is my second name too and I feel a very special bond with my grandmother because of this. I have created various collections with the support of Katia and have new…

10 new printed yarns to make garments in jacquard designs, animal prints, gradient colours, neon tones…

printed yarns for knitting

If your weakness is knitting or crocheting with fantasy yarns, then get your needles and hooks ready! Let’s knit and crochet with these 10 new printed yarns. Would you like to knit or crochet a ball of yarn and achieve a different result? This season we propose that you create garments in jacquard designs, animal prints, gradient colour effects and fluorescent colours. Of course, you will also find a large range of multicolour yarns with that “Katia trademark” fantasy touch. 😉 Marled, shiny, spray colours and tweed effect yarns. Which are your favourite printed yarns? Have you already tried some…

Learn to sew: How to sew machine buttonholes in 4 steps

machine buttonholes in 4 steps

In today’s sewing class we are going to show you how to sew machine buttonholes in 4 steps. There are two different ways to make buttonholes on your machine. The first, and quickest, are automatic buttonholes. This option usually comes installed in medium to advanced level sewing machines. The second and most frequently used option when starting to sew, and if you have a more basic machine, is the 4 step buttonhole. Many of our patterns have buttons therefore we think this is a class that we cannot miss out on. You will soon see just how easy it is…

Lantern Sleeve Top by Knitting Sheep: a top-down knitting pattern on circular needles

raglan sleeves

My name is Carolina Damonte, journalist and handicrafts lover from Buenos Aires. When I was 23 years old I settled in Valencia, where I started a family. I grew up surrounded by women who knitted, embroidered… and a father who taught me to value all things handmade. In 2012 I launched a line of vintage clothing for babies and mamas. Then, I started to teach knit and crochet classes and opened my Youtube channel. A year ago I discovered the beautiful art of designing. I feel an immense feeling of happiness when people say they are in love with my…

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

Knitter 2.0

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 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 crocheter or knitter 2.0. You’re still not receiving our posts in your mail box? Remember to subscribe to start being a knitter 2.0! 😉 Are you a knitter 2.0 ? 1) Yarn bombing sounds like… a) A high risk adventure sport.…

Back to school with Katia Fabrics! How to sew a school smock: step by step video instructions

sew a school smock

It’s nearly time for the kids to go back to school again and we want to help you get everything ready. In today’s step by step video tutorial we are going to show you how to make a school smock. This includes all aspects of the project from the front button placket, shirt collar and gathered cuffs through to the pockets and bottom hem. This is a detailed project, and furthermore, a useful one whereby you can combine together two poplin prints of your choice. What better way to start school than with a school smock made by your very…

4 knitted garment trends for kids which are easy to make with the new Katia Kids 91 magazine

knitted garment trends for kids

It’s still summer, but – like all true yarn lovers – we are already getting ready for the winter season. As you already know (we recommend that you subscribe to this blog to keep up to date), the new Katia Autumn Winter 2019-2020 collection is now available on the website. In addition to the 30 new Katia yarns, we are also publishing hundreds of knit and crochet patterns. Furthermore, in our magazines you can find models for the whole family, whatever your level might be. We are starting with the little ones of the household! We propose 4 knitted garment…

11 new Katia yarns to enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls this Autumn Winter 2019-2020

new Katia yarns

Stop the summer crochet or knit project you are working on for a moment and take note. Here are another 11 new Autumn Winter 2019-2020 Katia yarns! In our last post we introduced you to the 6 new yarns from Concept by Katia. Furthermore, we launched a prize giveaway (after reading this post you can visit the previous post and take part!). However, there are still many more novelties to come! But for now, if you enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls of yarn, stay with us to discover these 11 new Katia yarns. New Katia Yarns…

10 sewing tips for beginners you should know before you start sewing

Are you learning to sew and looking for some useful tips to help you achieve the best results with your sewing machine? Then look no further. In today’s post we have compiled a list of 10 sewing Tips for beginners. Sewing is an art, in fact it borders on the magical when a piece of fabric is transformed into something useful, beautiful, and furthermore, made by you. Progress from basic designs to more advanced creations whilst learning new techniques along the way that will help improve your results. We are going to share 10 tips for beginners that are going…

News Katia Winter 2019-2020: Discover the new magazine and 6 new Concept yarns by Katia

Concept Magazine

News update! The new Katia Winter 2019–2020 Collection is already available on the website. You’ll soon see that there are A LOT of novelties this season. Hence, throughout the following weeks we are going to reveal the secrets behind the new Katia yarns and pattern magazines. Subscribe to the blog and receive all the information about the Katia novelties by email. Discover everything you are going to knit this winter! For now, we are going to tell you all about the 6 new Concept yarns by Katia. Furthermore, we will also reveal what is in the new Concept 8 magazine.…