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Garo Top by Little Rita: Knit a cool, lightweight flared crop top with fine straps on circular needles

flared crop top

Laia Guerrero from Little Rita (@littleritaknits on Instagram) is a textile designer. She has always been particularly interested in knitted garments. “Using a yarn to create a garment from scratch presents a great opportunity to develop colour, volume and texture combinations together”. I live in a small village in Euskadi. “From there, I design and illustrate knit and crochet garments and patterns whilst accompanying my family throughout its day-to-day adventures”. In this context, the Garo Top made with the Ultrasoft yarn from Katia Concept is created: a very cool, lightweight and comfortable flared crop top with straps. Follow the knit pattern…

The best knitting bag to have your yarns and needles organized: Learn to sew yourself and enjoy with our SAL group!

knitting Bag SAL

For all the faithful followers of Katia Lanas and Katia Fabrics. We present the best knitting bag to have your yarns and needles organized. We are going to make a SAL for sew together the pattern of Knitting bag + mini bag, which you will surely love. A knitting bag to organize crochets and knitting needles in the side pockets and yarns in its main zipper. With our fabrics from the AW 2019/2020 collection. A sewing project that you can easily sew guided with our videos step by step. A new challenge for this year that we have created in…

How to knit with circular needles: advantages, tips and patterns to knit seamless accessories

knit with circular needles

Are you a bit nervous about knitting with straight needles? Do you suffer when you have to sew the parts of a knitted garment together? If your answers are affirmative, we recommend that you learn to knit with circular needles. The advantages of these knitting needles joined to a cable are numerous. As a result, more and more knitters are only using circular needles. One key reason is that they are so convenient and comfortable to work with. Furthermore, you don’t need to turn the work at the end of a row. They promote a more relaxed body and arm…

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…

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…

11 new Katia yarns to enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls this Autumn Winter 2019-2020

new Katia yarns

Stop the summer crochet or knit project you are working on for a moment and take note. Here are another 11 new Autumn Winter 2019-2020 Katia yarns! In our last post we introduced you to the 6 new yarns from Concept by Katia. Furthermore, we launched a prize giveaway (after reading this post you can visit the previous post and take part!). However, there are still many more novelties to come! But for now, if you enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls of yarn, stay with us to discover these 11 new Katia yarns. New Katia Yarns…

Follow the Knit and Pepper pattern and knit a short flared skirt on circular needles

Short flared skirt:

My name is Laura, the knitter and crocheter behind Knit and Pepper. Thanks to Coco, a short flared skirt knitted on circular needles, I am here to present myself. For some time now I’ve been based in a country house in the Madrid Sierra. This is where I share my location with my vocation for pattern design and knit and crochet classes. I can’t deny it’s an amazing adventure! I do tend to have a preference for knitting, although I also admit that crochet can produce better results depending on the project. Above all, I love to investigate, learn, mix…

Knitted shorts by Tejiendo la isla: a refreshing pattern to knit in summer with Love Denim

Knitted shorts

When I was a little girl I use to wear a pair of shorts to do gymnastics, they were navy blue with white stripes at one side. Those shorts were practically indestructible. Furthermore, my mother recycled the ones that weren’t suitable for school anymore and I’d wear them during the summer. The Caroline knitting pattern is inspired by those shorts. Moreover, it’s a basic, easy to knit item which is both comfortable to wear and can be combined with everything. Therefore, I propose that you let your creative side loose with the Love Denim (a recycled yarn in shades of…

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…

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…