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Lose your fears! Learn to knit on circular needles with our step by step videos

Learn to knit on circular needles

What type of needles do you normally use for knitting: straight or circular? We already told you about the advantages and the differences of working with circular needles. After receiving many requests and questions, we are launching a series of videos to learn how to knit on circular needles. We hope they help you to lose any fears you might have about how to knit on circular knitting! Discover how to knit the basic stitches, as well as how to cast on and cast off stitches, on circular needles. Once you’ve had a chance to practise with interchangeable circular needles,…

Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a loom with new videos and the digital magazine Marrakech

textile techniques videos

Travel through desert dunes and the labyrinth of streets in the Marrakech Medina with these 9 decorative projects. Together with Carmen García de Mora we propose that you discover three different textile techniques to create unique decorative items: latch hooking, canvas embroidery and weaving on a loom. “These decorative projects -created using different textile techniques for the new digital magazine Marrakech– are inspired by desert landscapes contemplated from our homes. Those oases in the middle of immense spaces that people fill with color and freshness”. Carmen García de Mora, textile designer. Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a…

Who is ugly and who isn´t? Fall in love with our version of the children’s story “The Ugly Duckling”

the ugly duckling muslin

Within the new Autumn-Winter 20/21 collection, today we present our particular vision of the children’s story “The Ugly Duckling.” These prints defy classic fairytale and show that different people like different things. A black swan hides in-between gray tones and silver muslins. The acceptance and appreciation of something different resonate in these fabrics inspired by Anderson’s fairytale. Find two fabrics, a jersey, and a soft muslin with silver touches in the shape of original duck footprints. Combine these two fabrics with each other or with the new plain poplin and jersey that we have incorporated this season. The Ugly Duckling…

Elements of Nature CAL 2020: Kits to crochet this blanket in 4 colour combinations are now available!

Elements of Nature CAL

Elements of Nature CAL is a project to enjoy and learn in the company of others, thanks to Internet. Do you want to make this beautiful mosaic crochet blanket designed by @bykaterinadesigns? Get the Elements of Nature kit with 10 balls of Merino Aran on our website and in Katia stores. In this kit you will find all the balls of Merino Aran you need to make this blanket in the measurements 100 cm x 110 cm using a size I9 (U.S.)/ 5.5 mm crochet hook. Choose your kit among the 4 colour combinations inspired by the elements of Nature: Air, Water, Fire…

Back to school 100% handmade: Backpacks, sweatshirts, leggings, masks …

back to school

Do you want to sew a 100% handmade back to school? Fill your little one’s wardrobe with clothes and accessories sewn by you. In this post, we are going to give you many ideas to make backpacks, sweatshirts and leggings, comfortable dresses, and much more. We will also give you some ideas for the new accessory that will accompany us throughout this school year, the mask. Your little ones will be protected but also comfortable and with cheerful and fun prints. Our cotton-based fabrics are natural, soft, and breathable. All of them with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate that…

Rosa vest with delicate ruffles, a bottom-up knitting pattern designed by Mauricette for Premium Designers

bottom-up knitting pattern

A year ago, Caroline de Mauricette designed a Berber-inspired pouf for your home decoration. Today, she is part of the Premium Designers with the Rosa vest, a bottom-up pattern available from size S to L. For making her design, Mauricette has chosen Ultralight Merino. This is a very lightweight Extrafine Merino wool with a voluminous sponginess and softness created by a new kind of technological innovation. Rosa Vest by @mauricette.c 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…

Are you looking for easy knitting patterns for kids? Here are 14 designs for jumpers, coats, dresses and much more

easy knitting patterns for kids

September is already here and every day is getting a little shorter and a little cooler. That means it’s time to get started with warmer projects using the new Autumn Winter 20/21 yarns from Katia! If you are looking for easy knitting patterns for kids clothing, take a look at this selection of 14 designs for girls and boys. You will find all the models, together with a total of 38 knitting designs, in the new Katia Kids 95 magazine. You can also purchase each pattern individually in a downloadable PDF format on our website. Kid’s Fashion So, what are our…

ORIGINS, the new Katia Fabrics sewing magazine for the autumn winter season: 38 patterns from 1 month to 12 years

Katia Fabrics sewing magazine

The new Katia Fabrics ORIGINS sewing magazine for the autumn-winter season is now available with 38 patterns for baby, little, and children. We know that you were waiting for it and we want to present it to you in detail so that you can get to know all the models included in this new edition. 38 models of clothing and accessories for sizes from 12 months to 12 years. Each pattern in the magazine is accompanied as always by explanatory drawings of the step by step of the confection so that it is easy for you to make your own…

Desteje combines yoga and crochet in the Manipura Shawl, an easy pattern inspired by a lotus flower

Manipura Shawl

Hello! I am Vanessa @Desteje, yoga teacher and crochet addict. I love designing crochet patterns, focusing on them from a therapeutic point of view. Crochet has a lot of benefits that help us enhance our self esteem and creativity. It also strengthens social ties, stimulates communication and creates a lot of satisfaction. However, above all, it reduces stress and anxiety. I bring my knowledge to my crochet classes to create a space full of wellbeing and relaxation. On this occasion, I have designed the Manipura shawl, inspired by the third chakra and made with 5 balls of Katia SeaCell Cotton.…

Meet our new collection of plain basics in jersey and poplin

plain basics

You have been asking us for a long time and we can finally present the new collection of plain basics in jersey and poplin fabric. 14 Jersey Solid Colors and 11 Poplin Antibacterian Solid Color. Our prints needed a smooth companion to be able to combine and create complete and unique sewing projects. We have been inspired by the color palette of the new ORIGINS AW20 / 21 collection to combine perfectly with all our print designs. Seasonal and trendy colors, some softer and others more intense, a great variety to choose from and combine. New collection of plain basics…