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7 Katia Plus size patterns for knitting XL (16-18), XXL (20-22) and XXXL (24-26) garments

Katia Plus patterns

In each Katia Women’s magazine you find a wide range of knit and crochet patterns available from size M (8-10) to size XXL (20-22). However, we want to make sure you can knit your own clothes whatever your size is. Therefore, in Urban 102 magazine, we propose our Katia Plus patterns, a collection of XL (16-18), XXL (20-22) and XXXL (24-26) sizes knitwear. Katia Plus Patterns Knitting your project, feeling happy with the results and being excited about wearing the garment, which you’ve dedicated so much time to making, is our goal. Adapting certains models into all measurements and shapes is not always…

Top-down sweater with round yoke and two color Jacquard Stitches by Knitting for Breakfast

Top-down sweater

We are Alessia and Fabia Taverna from  Knitting for Breakfast, two sisters with a true passion for knitting. We live in a small Italian town near the mountains and our main source of inspiration is the nature that surrounds us. All our designs arise from the contemplation of plants and flowers. Therefore, the colors and shapes of this top-down sweater are inspired by the sensations that the surrounding mountains convey to us. The green of our mountains is very intense and in autumn a fine mist wraps it. We have tried to convey the charm and the mystery of this…

Premium Designers Magazine: 7 knit and crochet patterns created by 3 European designers

Premium Designers Magazine

At Katia we’ve been designing knit and crochet garments for decades. Knowledgeable in the creative process, the one that transforms our yarns into unique pieces, we publish Premium Designers Magazine. Discover a project dedicated to designers of knitwear fashion and their designs. We invite you to make this series of knit and crochet patterns created by 3 European designers: Lisanne Multem from Happy Handmade Living, Katharina Henkel from Unikathiknits and Dario Tubiana from Rosso Cardinale. Learn about their stories and what inspires them through these 7 exclusive designs for Katia. Happy Handmade Living (Netherlands) My name is Lisanne Multem and…

3 colour combinations to knit your next Merino jumper using stripes, jacquard, granny squares…

colour combinations

Are you unsure about how to combine colours for your knit and crochet projects? Then take note of these 3 colour combinations. You can knit or crochet them using our wide range of Merino yarn. We suggest the following colour trends: cream and blue greens, beige and red or grey with violet and lilac. Choose the perfect colours from the balls of Katia Merino 100%, Basic Merino, Merino Aran and Merino Sport. 3 colour combinations To get you inspired, we are sharing this free knitting pattern. It features a between seasons jumper –Sweater Weather- with geometric motifs in jacquard stitch.  Moreover, optimize these colour combinations for…

Scuby Soft Bag by Sunny Designs: Square bag made with front post double crochet

Sunny Scuby Bag

Hi everyone! My name is Ingrid and I am a designer from the Netherlands. As a child I grew up with very creative parents and I used to do a lot of handicrafts. As I got older, I didn’t do that much anymore. Until 10 years ago when I started picking up crochet and embroidery again. Some years later, I learned how to knit! I enjoy sewing project bags and scissors holders and I also like design crochet and knitting patterns, which I share on my blog, Instagram and Etsy. I love to work with Katia yarns. You can find…

4 Crochet mug covers: Make a toast with Dracula, Pumpkin, the Mummy and Frankenstein this Halloween

Crochet mug covers

Monsters, cobwebs, skeletons… preparations are already underway for the scariest night of the year! This is why, thanks to the designs by Mariale from Lalala Toys, we are sharing how to make these Halloween Monster Mugs with you. 4 crochet mug covers to make a toast with whilst wearing your Halloween disguises. Prepare potions and concoctions in these mugs disguised as Dracula, Pumpkin, the Mummy or Frankenstein. Moreover, have lots of fun whilst making these simple crochet covers of the kid’s favourite scary characters. Crochet mug covers This is a beginner level project. Therefore, everybody can try their hand at it.…

Katia Designers Awards 4: Publish a design made by you in our next Katia Easy Knits magazine

Katia Designers Awards

We want to publish a design made by you in our next Katia Easy Knits magazine. Here is a new opportunity to show the world your talent using knitting needles and crochet hooks. We propose that you take part in the Katia Designers Awards 4. In this competition we’re proposing two different categories: Women-Men’s Fashion and Accessories-Home. So this time, the Katia Design Team will choose two winning models, one from each category. Both patterns, knit or crochet, will be included in the Katia Easy Knits Autumn Winter 20/21 magazine. Bring out the designer in you and take part in the Katia Designers Awards 4! A design…

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…

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…