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2 Special Knitted Turbans inspired by Maria and her sister

“I’ve been using your yarns for years because I love the quality and the fact that they allow you to make projects that last for years whilst maintaining their original appearance. I’ve searched online for some kind of turban to knit for my sister, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and started chemotherapy a few days ago…” That’s how the email that Maria sent us a week ago started. After checking that we really didn’t have any knitted turbans amongst out patterns, we started to knit. As a result, today on the19th of October, World Breast Cancer Day, we are…

Katia Special Crochet, our first digital magazine with 70 crochet patterns for you, your family and your home

Special Crochet

To all you crocheters out there, if you are looking for all year round crochet patterns, this digital magazine is for you! Discover Katia Special Crochet, our first digital and interactive 100% crochet catalogue, available in PDF format. Download 70 crochet patterns for all levels, all the family and all the seasons. Amongst the projects you will find a wide selection of garments and accessories for women, kids, baby and home. Take Katia Special Crochet PDF with you, whether it’s on your computer, tablet or your Smartphone. Get yourself the best selection of Katia Autumn Winter and Spring Summer crochet designs.…

Bubble Rug, a crochet pattern created by Maria Atelier using Katia Winter Washi

Bubble Rug

My name is Maria and I’m the hands and the creative mind behind Maria Atelier. I’m a computer programmer, decorator and window dresser, but for the past few years I have been devoting myself to what I really feel passionate about: design. Therefore, in this Craft Lovers I’m sharing this tutorial showing how to make a Bubble Rug that you can use to decorate any part of your home. When it came to designing a rug I wanted to steer clear of the classic type made using t-shirt or fabric yarn, and go for a more elegant and functional design.…

Katia Designers Awards 3: Design a knit or crochet accessory for one of our magazines

Katia Designers Awards 3:

Would you like to see one of your designs published in one of our Katia Woman magazines? If so, our Katia Designers Awards 3 competition is for you. Here is a new opportunity to show the world your talent using knitting needles and crochet hooks. In this third edition of the Katia Designers Awards your knit and crochet accessories are the protagonists. We present 2 categories that you can take part in: Knit Accessories and Crochet Accessories. Of course, you can take part in one or in both categories with your best hat, scarf, cowl, glove, shawl, poncho or bag…

Learn how to make 39 quick, easy and youthful knit and crochet patterns with Easy Knits

Learn to Knit

Please tell us, what would you like to learn to knit or crochet for the new season? September is the ideal month to start a new project and to increase your knowledge. In our Easy Knits magazine we present you with our choice of 39 quick, easy and youthful patterns to learn how to knit and crochet. Pom pom hats, simple neck warmers, maxi scarves, versatile waistcoats, oversize jumpers or warm, cosy jackets for you. You’ll also find ideas for your home: mobile and tablet cases, a toiletry bag, a square bag, plus spongy cushions and blankets for the sofa. Learn to…

How to knit a baby top featuring a frill with the help of a simple tutorial by Creativa Atelier

baby top

Hello Creative People! I’m Marta from Creativa Atelier and I’m delighted to be sharing my knitted Alba Top tutorial, which shows you how to knit a baby top with a frill, on the Katia Blog. Although the final result looks very elaborate, the Alba Top (it gets its name from my daughter) is really easy to knit. You only need to know some basic stitches and you’ll have it knitted up in no time at all. Ready to impress! When I started to form an idea about this project in my mind, it was clear to me that the material…

These are the 5 fashion trends that will be parading on your knitting needles this Autumn Winter 2018 2019

fashion trends

Knit, knit, knit… at Katia we love knitting. That’s why, for us, knitting never goes out of fashion. And furthermore, this season knitwear features as one of the key fashion trends on the catwalks again. Many designer collections are full of knitwear. In fact, the catwalk shows from the big brands like Chanel, Hermés and Altuzarra –amongst others- were full of knitwear designs, which is a great reason for us to celebrate the relevance of knitwear in the fashion industry once again. 5 Fashion trends At Katia we believe in DIY (you already know what we’re like), which is why…

7 colour trends from Concept by Katia to knit and crochet this Autumn/Winter 2018-2019

colour trends

Are you ready to get to know the 7 Autumn Winter 2018 2019 colour trends? Navigate through the 44 designs in the Concept 6 magazine from Katia and discover the on trend fashion colours for this next season. The key colours featured include tonal shades of camel and nude in Natural Beige; the intensity of mustard in MustardYellow; the profundity of dark cherry red in Black Cherry Red; a light denim blue in Light Blue Jeans; a delicate pearl grey in the subtle Pearl Grey story; serene tones of lavender to enrich your projects in Pink Lavender; and lastly, an enigmatic green that’s almost blue, or a blue…

100 Baby and Kids knitting patterns for a 100% handmade back to school season

Baby and Kids knitting patterns

The August days pass by… and before you know it, it’s back to school! So why not get ready for the new school year with these 100 Baby and Kids knitting patterns. Enter into katia.com or visit your nearest Katia store to take a look at our two new fashion knitting magazines for kids and babies: Katia Baby 86 and Katia Kids 87. Discover simple print effect coats, pretty striped dresses, hats with pom poms, comfortable oversize jumpers etc. As many as 100 garments and accessories for a 100% handmade back to school season! Baby and Kids knitting patterns We…

Katia Yarns Autumn Winter 18/19: Discover 18 new yarns and enter our prize giveaway

Katia Yarns

How are the holidays going? We hope they are going well and that you are enjoying knitting or crocheting somewhere out in the open air. Great, because we want you to discover 18 Katia yarns from the new Autumn Winter 2018 / 2019 collection. There are lots of new things (as many as 35), but for now we are going to talk to you about knitting and crocheting in a big way with XXL yarns. Then there’s also the arrival of our new balls of cake yarn which are perfect for making all kinds of accessories. And of course, we…