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sleeve-to-sleeve brioche Itsaso sweater by iratirita

Last week we introduced the Butterfly Sweater by @ileradebu, a finalist of our creative competition, Katia Designers Awards 6. Thanks to this design contest, we discover new talent and passionate designers like @iratirita. Irati Ugarteburu took part with two designs and was a finalist and winner in two categories. In this post, we share the pattern for her finalist design: the Itsaso Sweater, a seaside-inspired sweater knit with a combination…

triangular shawl with sequins

If you want to learn how to knit an extremely special and original shawl, today is your lucky day! Because Alice @brezelbutter shares step-by-step instructions on how to knit the Cozy Protector shawl. Without a doubt, this triangular shawl with sequins and cables is a magical and inspiring design. A protective shield created by Alice “to lift everyone’s spirits, especially during tough times like these, to not lose hope and be…

bottom-up colorwork sweater

The year is coming to an end. Do you need inspiration for your New Year’s resolutions? This 2022, we encourage you to go one step further and challenge you with a new knitting project for you to learn some techniques! So, we suggest downloading the free Confetti Sweater pattern available in 8 sizes —from size XS to 4XL— as a PDF at katia.com. This is a Nordic-inspired design, a must-knit…

how to cast on

As with any other project using two needles, the first step is to cast on the stitches. There are various methods you can use to do this for both straight needles and circular needles. Learn how to cast on in 6 different ways with our videos: Long Tail, Tubular, Twisted German Method, Knitted, Turkish, and Judy’s Magic Cast On. Take note of tips or advice for employing these techniques, depending on the type of…

Top-down sweater with cables

Alice Hammer @tricotalicehammer is a French designer with a passion for fashion history. Together with her knitting skills, she creates models “that she has always dreamed of, but never discovered before”. In 2018, she began publishing the Club Tricot series in French and English. Through these self-published pattern books, Alice shares colorful and modern patterns, with many circular patterns. The patterns are created for all levels, from a beginner to…

Katia Workshops

Do you want to learn how to knit a project from start to finish? If you are looking for stores near you where they teach knitting classes, this post will interest you … Because Katia Workshops are coming! Together with the valuable collaboration of the stores, we present a series of knitting workshops. In these workshops, you will learn how to knit 4 interesting projects for women, children, and babies.…

Stripes sweater

Hi, I’m Helena, founder of the creative blog Helenas Handarbeit. I love making new knitwear designs, trying different yarns and sharing my ideas with the knitting community through my blog, Instagram, and Pinterest. Social media is a never-ending source of inspiration for creative minds like myself. In fact, I learned to crochet just 3 years ago thanks to YouTube, and then moved onto knitting. I love fluffy yarns, like Katia…

bottom-up sweater

Hi! My name is Vicky, and I am a knitter based in London. I discovered my passion for knitwear design in my second year of college. After finishing my apprenticeship with an Italian knitwear manufacturer, I decided to share my work with the knitting community on Instagram. T. It has grown since then and here I am, sharing my second ever self-made pattern with you on katia.com. I currently run…

Les Petites Choses KAL

You can now order the Les Petites Choses Kit with 8 soft balls of Katia Missouri in unique colours! You will be using these new colours to knit this sweet baby blanket, designed by Morgane (Trust the Mojo), throughout the next 2021 Katia KAL. Before anything else, let’s explain that KAL is the abbreviation of Knit-Along, which means knit together in English. Therefore, with the Les Petites Choses KAL, we want…

There is nothing more comfortable on cold winter days than a warm pair of socks! Even better if they have a cool pattern in your favourite colours. The sock knitting trend is here to stay and with our new sock yarn Katia United Socks you can make your own colourwork socks. Furthermore, we have prepared two new video tutorials for you in which we show you how to knit socks with…

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