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Discover some of the outstanding names in sewing, knitting and crochet, learn about their stories and what inspires them.

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Crochet Duffle Bag with sailor stripes by Regina: Make a simple and practical navy-chic style backpack

Crochet Duffle Bag

Hello everyone, my name is Regina. I’m 46 years old, a happily married mother with two children and I live and work in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee in Austria. I love everything related to wool. Above all, I am most passionate about crochet. So much so that three years ago I launched my own brand designed & handmade by REGINA. Since then I’ve been designing instructions for adult, baby and children’s clothing, but above all, my crochet bags are very popular. As a result, I am sharing the Strandgeflüster (Beach whispers in German) crochet duffle bag tutorial with you. Enjoy creating…

Maternity and sewing: a tandem that awakens your most creative side. Lidia tells us her story

Maternity and sewing

Hello, my name is Lidia and I’m a mother with two kids aged 2 and 5 years old. I live in a village near Barcelona and I love to travel, cook, read, sew and all things DIY in general. I’m a special education teacher. I love my job, and although I haven’t got a lot of free time, sewing and knitting are my therapy. I need this space, those five minutes of sewing or knitting with the background music on and nothing else to distract me. These moments give me the peace and energy I need to continue with my…