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14 new yarns Spring Summer 2018 by Katia to fall in love with and win a very special prize

We know it’s cold out there, but it’s February, the month of love. You know, San Valentine’s… a perfect reason to get to know new yarns, fall in love and dream of future DIY projects. Therefore, today we are presenting 14 new Katia Spring Summer 2018 yarns. Take note! Multicolour cottons, tape yarns, which are lighter than t.shirt yarns, and the best selection of natural fibres or recycled yarns are just some of our proposals so that you can knit with love, of course. So, do you want to know more about our Spring Summer 2018 yarns? Well then, continue reading… and if it’s…

DIY ideas for Carnival: 3 recognisable and fun easy crochet costumes for little adventurers

crochet costumes

Do you need some help with your little adventurer’s Carnival costume? Once again, we find our inspiration in universal literature and we are proposing 3 recognisable and fun easy crochet costumes. Chose your favourite adventurer, prepare your crochet hook and get yourself some balls of Katia Canada. Follow our crochet patterns to create the accessories for brave Little Red Riding Hood’s cape and basket; the powerful Magician Merlin’s starry hat, white beard and wand; a daring Pirate’s tricorn hat, eyepatch and sharp sword. Have you got everything you need in your basket? Well then, in an abracadabra!… we’re going to make these…

Katia Babystories: learn how to knit baby clothes with 28 easy designs

Katia Babystories

Travel through the kingdom of children’s fairytales with our Katia Babystories magazine. Learn to knit baby clothes with the 28 designs inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. Discover this range of easy patterns made up of square shapes and simple stitches. Katia Babystories is intended for you if you want to learn how to knit, or if you already know but prefer to make up easy and quick patterns. Knit baby clothes in modern designs and colours with ease. Once upon a time… Katia Babystories Learn to knit with Katia Babystories: blankets, jumpers, ponchos, hats, baby booties, dresses, trousers, waistcoats or jackets. And of…

Top 10 knit and crochet garments 2017. Which ones have been the most popular designs of the year?

Top 10 favourite knit

Here comes the New Year! But for the moment, we can only tell you that it’s going to be full of lots of new ideas from Katia. But without rushing too much, – you know, with that slow knitting spirit whereby we’ll let you know all in good time. So for now, why not subscribe to our newsletter and this blog to keep you up to date with all the latest news.  We’re going to make our farewell to 2017 as it deserves, by remembering some of our favourite garments. Do you want to know which ones have been the…

Perfect Colour Cycle: knit an identical degrade with every ball of Infinity, Melody, Infinity Shawl and Scala

Perfect Colour Cycle

Leave you needles to one side for a moment and press Play! In this video you’re going to discover what the Perfect Colour Cycle is: the latest innovation incorporated in our yarns. Amongst our Katia Autumn Winter 2017/2018 novelties you’ll find 4 yarns with this novel technology: Katia Infinity, Melody, Infinity Shawl and Scala. So, what makes these 4 yarns so special? Well, on the one hand, the Perfect Colour Cycle assures an identical degrade colour effect in all of the balls of yarn; it also guaranties a progressive and perfect colour transition between the colours; and lastly, each ball starts and finishes with the same colour. That means,…

24 handmade Christmas gift ideas each made with only 1 ball of Katia yarn

Handmade Christmas

X-mas is in the air! That’s why we are sharing 24 handmade gift ideas each made with only 1 ball of Katia yarn. OK! It’s time to get the gifts ready for Christmas, for “Secret Santa’s” surprise or for the look you want to create at your family celebrations. However, the list of things to do does tend to get longer, and sometimes there’s just not enough time, budget or inspiration to get everything done. That’s why we’ve created this selection of 24 handmade Christmas gifts: hats, scarves, shawls, neck warmers, bandanas, gloves and even a mobile phone cover. We repeat! All…

Merino Wool: 7 knit patterns in the 100% natural fibre that’s in fashion

Merino Wool

There’s no doubt that the key fibre for this winter is Merino Wool. The fashion world surrenders once again to its softness, resistance and flexibility. At Katia we know all about the benefits of knitted garments made from Merino Wool. In fact, in our collection we demonstrate the great quality and versatility of this 100% natural yarn. Our Merino Line offers a large range of compound yarns, in totality or in part, made from this fantastic yarn obtained from the merino sheep. This Autumn Winter 17/18 we propose an infinity of models made using Merino Wool. But above all, we want you to enjoy yourself…

How to make a crochet coat: super pattern and video tutorial by Ahuyama Crochet

crochet coat

Hello to all you Katia crocheters out there! I’m Helena from Ahuyama Crochet and I want to show you how to make a crochet coat. I’ve wanted to do a crochet coat like this for a very long time. Firstly, because I fancied doing something different; and secondly, because there’s nothing better than a garment made using our own fair hands. After giving it a lot of consideration –the idea of making a crochet coat is a little bit daunting, don’t you think?– I got to work. And, the good news is that it actually doesn’t take that long to make a crochet coat!…

Learn Ebony Stitch and knit a beautiful jumper designed by Lisallu using Katia Merino Super-Sport

Learn Ebony Stitch

Learn ebony stitch because Lisallu has done it again… she’s designed another beautiful knit jumper. And, once again, she’s sharing the complete pattern to knit her Ébène Jumper. It’s true! We love her designs for lots of different reasons. For both her choice of colour as well as the yarns she uses for her elegant jumpers. For example, for her first Craft Lovers design she knitted the Érable jumper using Katia Merino 100% in a fashionable earth brown colour. This time, she’s gone for the infallible colour black in Katia Merino Super-Sport. There’s no doubt that this is a very comfortable woman’s knit jumper which is ideal for…

Publish a design made by you in our Easy Knits magazine, take part in the II Katia Designers Awards

Publish a design Easy Knits magazine

18/12/2017 Finalists and winners 1 | Category: Women’s Fashion. Congratulations Gretha de Jonge! You are the winner of our Katia Designers Awards 2, Women’s Fashion category. Congratulations to the finalists: Aga Trawinska, Daniela Pavan, Elena Grecchi and The Knit Panda. Thank you so much for taking part! 2 | Category: Accesoires-Home. Congratulations Ana Martin! You are the winner of our Katia Designers Awards 2, Accesoires-Home category. Congratulations to the finalists: Maria Castrillo, Irene Milian, Olga Panag and  Mariangela Schiattarella. Thank you so much for taking part! We want to publish a design made by you in our next Katia Easy Knits magazine. Therefore, we propose that you…