Craft Lovers ♥ Lincys Summer Top crochet pattern by Knitting the Skyline

Summer Top crochet pattern

Hello Summer! We welcome you with this Lincys Summer Top created by Lucía from Knitting the Skyline for our Craft Lovers section. This multifaceted designer from Madrid will try her hand at anything: amigurumi, knitted garments, crochet, macrame and even embroidery. As a result of her passion for DIY she abandoned her office job to dedicate herself exclusively to the world of yarns and the hand made. As a result, this restless young woman now dedicates her time and talents to teaching workshops and designing patterns in knit and crochet. Discover her simple, young and fresh designs on her Instagram profile. And, of course, follow the step by step instructions to make this…

Knit in public with Felix! Thank you for taking part in our #FelixKnitsKatia Competition

Knit in public with Felix

Nerves, emotion, intrigue! We are going to announce the winner of the #FelixKnitsKatia Competion. But before we do, we want to say thank you…. First, to all the knitters and crocheters who have come out to knit in public with Felix on WWKiPDay. Many thanks also to the Katia stores for hosting Felix and for organising an event in their city. This year the Katia Knit Day Map connected more than 80 events throughout the whole of Europe. And last but not least, a very special thank you to De Estraperlo, the amigurumi artist and creator of our Felix, the happy knitter. Thank you to everybody…

One pack of Katia Ombré Cotton = One knit or crochet openwork shawl in gradient colours

openwork shawl in gradient

Attention, here’s something new! We propose that you knit or crochet a beautiful openwork shawl in gradient colours with a pack of Katia Ombré Cotton. Just like Katia Ombré -the Extra-fine Merino version- with only one pack you can knit or crochet a beautiful openwork shawl. We are now presenting 5 packs each comprising of 6 balls of 100% cotton yarn in different tones of one colour. Of course, we are also sharing two very simple free patterns to make your openwork shawl in gradient colours easy. Whether your strength is in crochet or you prefer knitting, download the PDF with both sets of…

Discover the secrets of the Rigid Heddle Loom with these two shawls by ‘El Cabo de Valentina’

Rigid Heddle Loom

Do you know about the rigid heddle loom? Discover the secrets of this fascinating textile technique with Mariajo from El Cabo de Valentina. Warp, shuttles, warping board, heddle… get to know the parts of a rigid heddle loom; and how it works with these two woven shawls made with Katia Fair Cotton and Saint Tropez. A few years ago, on a trip to Argentina “I saw the women weaving and knew I had to do that”, Mariajo recalls. She visited the American country various times with the intention to learn how to weave with a rigid heddle loom. “When you are entrapped by the yarns,…

Here are the 7 easiest knit patterns for girls feature in the Katia Kids 81 magazine

Knit patterns for girls

ATTENTION: The following knit patterns for girls feature in the Katia Kids 81 magazine 😉 On this occasion we propose a selection of 7 garments for summer which are very easy to knit. The majority of these patterns have instructions for sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 years. In addition to these easy models, you’ll also find a total of 42 creations for girls and boys in the magazine. Of course, there are both knit and crochet patterns with varying levels of difficulty. If you prefer, you can download the individual model instructions in PDF format on the web.…

Craft Lovers ♥ Ribeira Sacra Jumper knitted with Katia Lincys by The Single Crochet

Ribeira Sacra Jumper

If your perfect holiday combines travel and knitting or crocheting, then pay attention to this Craft Lovers post. We invite you to discover and knit a part of the Galician landscape (north of Spain) with Gema Blasco, The Single Crochet. Gema is passionate about handicrafts and enjoys publishing stitches, tutorials and tips on her Facebook page. On this occasion, we have the pleasure of sharing a knitting pattern created by Gema using  Katia Lincys. The Ribeira Sacra Jumper is a design inspired by the natural interior of Galicia. There’s no doubt that this is “a unique and magic place” for this Galician knitter and crocheter.…

5 very easy patterns to knit or crochet with Katia Washi

easy patterns

Whether you are learning to knit or crochet, or whether you prefer simple quick projects… Take note! Here are 5 very easy patterns to knit or crochet with Katia Washi. You already know our tape yarn: soft touch, high yield, easy to work with, very light and versatile. There’s no doubt that it’s an ideal tape yarn for projects as diverse as tops, ponchos, cushions and much more. Furthermore, for this Spring Summer 2017 season, discover 8 new colours from the range of 27 available. Made with Washi Make a summery knit top with only 2 balls of Katia Washi…

#FelixKnitsKatia Competition: photograph Felix the happy knitter in your favourite place and win a Katia selection super giveaway

#FelixKnitsKatia competition

This year the World Wide Knit in Public Day 2017 is being celebrated on the 10th June. Here at Katia we want you to celebrate this special day in good company. Therefore, we have the pleasure to present you to Felix, the happy knitter. This amusing amigurumi wants to knit or crochet in public with you; and furthermore, help you win a Katia selection super giveaway with our #FelixKnitsKatia competition. #FelixKnitsKatia Competition We are going to have some fun! Get out of the house and take a photo of Felix knitting in your favourite place. Then share it with us on…

Learn embroidery with Gimena Romero and her video Back Step Stitch using Katia Cablè 5

Back Step Stitch

Stitch by stitch… that’s how you learn embroidery. Calmly, with passion and enthusiasm! As transmitted by Gimena Romero, the restless Mexican embroidery artist who is the protagonist of this Craft Lovers. The talented Gimena shares a beautiful embroidered illustration using Katia Cablè 5 with us. This whole creation is embroidered using ‘Back Step’ Stitch. It’s a really easy stitch to do. Furthermore, you have a video and some useful tips about embroidery to help you. Discover a marvellous technique! You’ll be able to apply to numerous creative projects. Back Step Stitch “Hi, I’m Gimena Romero and today we’re going to do Back step…

Shawl-Sarong in crochet: a multi-use accessory with only one ball of Katia Spring Rainbow

shawl-sarong

Are you looking for an entertaining, attractive and simple crochet project? Great! 😉 Because we’re sharing this pattern showing how to make a versatile crochet shawl-sarong, pay attention! It’s made with only one ball of Katia Spring Rainbow. There’s no doubt that this is the perfect gift for both next Mother’s Day and yourself, of course. A Spring shawl or a Summer sarong? Decide how to adorn yourself with this multi-use accessory in your favourite degrade effect. So choose from the range of 14 colours available in Spring Rainbow and download the crochet shawl-sarong pattern. Shawl-sarong and more As a scarf tied…