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Knit a baby blanket, kid’s jumper, girl’s dress… with only one ball of Katia Fair Cotton Craft

With only one ball of yarn

Katia Fair Cotton Craft is one of the most popular new yarns from this Spring Summer 2019 season. There’s no doubt that this big ball of organic cotton cake yarn is conquering knitter’s needles for different reasons. For instance, this is an environmentally friendly Fair Trade yarn from India and Tanzania. Furthermore, the colour combination, which includes a white or beige base combined with 7 colours, creates beautiful striped garments effortlessly. However, what particularly stands out is the fact that a baby blanket, a kid’s jumper or a girl’s dress can be knitted with only one ball of yarn. Discover…

Boho Crochet Dreamcatcher by Lindsey Sophie: Decorate your home with this pattern for beginners

Crochet Dreamcatcher

Hi all, my name is Lindsey Sophie (@lindseysophie) and today I have a boho crochet dreamcatcher for you. I personally love Ibiza style and I’m totally into boho vibes, which is why I like to crochet dreamcreatchers with feathers and ribbons. Consequently when Katia invited me for Katia Lovers, I decided to try something else: a dreamcatcher with pom poms. This pattern is quite simple and suitable for beginners who know the basic crochet stitches, such as single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. We will also use the popcorn stitch, which will be explained in a video tutorial.…

Lace Knit shawl by Valentinasknits: Knit this diamond and flower design with only one ball of Silk Degradé

openswork shawl

Hey… we want to share a secret with you… Valentina Bogdanova from @valentinasknits believes that every woman has a small secret. Furthermore, this Russian knitter based in Austria affirms that we all have a little mysterious something that makes us special. Just like her spectacular lace knit Shawl Taina, which literally means “secret” in Russian? For this reason, Valentina is proposing a sumptuous design inspired by diamonds and flowers. Discover the enigmatic colour range and the delicate lace stitches hidden within this feminine triangular knit shawl. And of course, enjoy the sensational silk whilst you knit the Tiana Shawl with only one ball of Silk…

Molla Mills Limited Edition: 7 modern Tapestry Crochet projects for your home

animal print crochet

Would you like to learn with one of the most outstanding creators in the world of crochet? You can make your first Tapestry Crochet project or perfect this technique with the help of Molla Mills, a genuine crochet expert. (Read more about her here). Discover how to create amazing patterns on bags, backpacks, baskets or rugs with the Molla Mills Limited Edition digital magazine. This Young Finnish designer presents 7 modern tapestry crochet patterns for you and your home. So enjoy here recognisable geometrical designs, colour combinations and easy to follow pattern instructions. Molla Mills Limited Edition Before you start,…

Lace stitch patterns: learn the key techniques to knit this selection of tops, shawls, boleros, vests…

Lace stitch

Fresh, lightweight and perfect for your Spring-Summer projects. Learn everything about the key technique of the season: lace stitch knitted on two needles. Discover the beauty of the simplest of motifs as well as more elaborate lace stitches. We propose a selection of tops, vests, boleros and shawls in all kinds of lace eyelet stitches. Of course, you can count on us to show you the key techniques to knit lace stitches so you can make your own comfortable and sophisticated fashion garments. This spring enjoy one of the most spectacular, elegant and addictive knitting techniques. All over eyelets 🎁…

Basic guide to macramé knots to create 10 modern decorative and fashion accessory projects

macramé knots

Enjoy Original Macramé and the magic of macramé! Combine different knots and yarn lengths to create 10 modern decorative and fashion accessory projects. Learn how to make the basic macramé knots with the help of our step by step videos. Each project is explained in a clear and simple way. The instructions include information about materials, knots employed, measurements, descriptions and illustrations of each step. 10 Original DIY Macramé Projects Get the Original Macramé PDF and enjoy making 4 different plant hangers, a pair of matching cushions, a handbag, a spectacular circular lamp with fringing or an ethnic bracelet and…

Triangular Crochet Shawl by Helmi’s Wollexpeditionen: Make a spectacular shawl with 2 balls of Infinity Shawl

Triangular Crochet Shawl

Shawls are definitely one of the most versatile of garments. They can be worn casually around the neck, or over the shoulders for a more elegant approach, to complete any look. Furthermore, as well as adding personality to the simplest of outfits… they also keep you warm! Which is why Helmut from ‘Helmi’s Woll expeditionen’ is sharing the tutorial showing how to make this beautiful triangular crochet shawl. This is an easy to make picot edge shawl, and only requires 2 balls of the Perfect Cycle yarn Infinity Shawl to make it. It is also the ideal size to wrap…

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…

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…