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Be Yarner by Alimaravillas: Knitting Project Bag, Accessory Cases and Crafter’s Tool Belt

Crafter's Tool Belt

The Be Yarner collection includes a Knitting Project Bag, 3 Accessory Cases and a Crafter’s Tool Belt, and they have been designed by Alimaravillas especially for you, the yarner. So what is this Be Yarner thing all about? Well, it refers to someone who lives by and for fibres and yarns. A yarner goes backwards and forwards and around and around without moving from the sofa or their favourite chair. Of course, when they do leave home they always take their working project with them wherever they go. In short, it’s the type of person who cannot live without undergoing the…

Sewing is in fashion, learn how with Katia Fabrics

Sewing is in fashion

Sewing is in fashion. Over the past few years both sewing and knitting have been incorporated into our homes like a new form of yoga. Programs like ‘Maestros de la Costura’ (Sewing Masters in English, a Spanish program which is soon to air its second season), The Great British Sewing Bee and the hit television series “El Tiempo entre Costuras” (a story about a seamstress who finds herself involved in a web of espionage during the Spanish Civil war) have all elevated the value and perception of handicrafts. People like to follow the trends and to be in fashion. However,…

Knitted headbands, bandanas, turbans… 4 patterns for knitting this season’s key accessory

Knitted headbands

Knotted, cabled, romantic, modern, simple, elegant… turbans, bandanas or knitted headbands, are this season’s key accessory. Turbans are definitely a versatile accessory that can be adapted to all styles, and furthermore, they are easy to knit. Play with forms, textures, colours, fashion trends … and create your own knitted bandanas. Are you looking for some inspiration? Our Katia proposal includes 4 Velvet Turbans: 4 velvety designs knitted with Velvet Fine. Transform a modest look into a memorable one, give a special gift to that fashionist friend or keep your ears warm with a touch of glamour. 4 turbans with personality Would you…

Christmas fabrics and patterns to sew during the holiday season

Christmas fabrics and sewing patterns

The festive holidays and a welcome break are just around the corner. You must be looking forward to them, right? So why not take the opportunity to get inspired by our Christmas fabrics and patterns from the Xmas Coming collection. Even though you will have a million other plans, you will surely want to disconnect and relax a little at your sewing table. Just think how special it is to give gifts that have been made by you. They will definitely be unique gifts full of love. Our two prints include Christmas trees and geometrically shaped polar bears in a…

Take note: 5 holiday season gift ideas for seamstress

This holiday season we are going to help you find the perfect gift for that friend or mother who loves sewing. We have 5 gift ideas for seamstress that develop creativity and increase self confidence once they see something made by them in their own hands. Using our fabrics and patterns, with step by step instructions, it is so easy! 5 Gifts for seamstress 1. Sweatshirt with hood & trousers Pattern for kids. If you still haven’t sewn with elastic knit fabrics, this is the perfect gift.   2. Give one of our amusing and original baby sacks as a gift.…

Knit fashion for everyone! 7 plus size knit patterns from our Katia Plus collection

plus size knit patterns

In each Katia Women’s magazine you find a wide range of knit and crochet patterns available from size M (8-10) to size XXL (20-22). However, we have been receiving requests for plus size knit patterns. Therefore, in Woman Basics 11, Urban 95 and the more recent Urban 99 magazine, we have presented a series of designs created especially for plus sizes. Stay and discover some of the plus size knit patterns from our Katia Plus collection (from size 16 to 26). Knit fashion for everyone We know that adapting certain models into all shapes and sizes can sometimes be complicated. We want our knit fashion to be…

How to knit a pair of identical socks with one ball of Katia Jacquard Symmetric Socks

How to knit socks

The cold winter weather is coming, an ideal time for knitting socks. Haven’t you taken the plunge to try your first pair of socks yet? In these step by step instructions we are going to show you how to knit socks using only one ball of Katia Jacquard Symmetric Socks. This yarns perfect colour cycle for socks guarantees a pair of identical socks. How is the jacquard pattern worked? Really easily: You are going to to knit jacquard borders whilst working, without having to follow graphs or make any colour changes. Magic! How to knit socks In each ball of…

Are you looking for Christmas presents made in knit or crochet? Find original presents here for all the family

Christmas presents

The Xmas lights will soon be turned on in the streets. It’s time to start knitting and crocheting the Christmas presents for all the family! There’s no doubt that these festivities are the best moment of the year for creating unique and special handmade presents. So we are going to magically convert ourselves into Santa’s little helpers so that we can help your gifts to start taking shape. To do this, here is a complete guide to all the knit and crochet Xmas presents for all the family. For him, for her, for the kids, plus some beautiful creations for…

Are you a unicorn fan? Then the UNICORNS collection is for you

unicorns collection sewing patterns

If you like sewing and Unicorns don’t let the new UNICORNS collection be missing from your sewing table this season. There are two poplin fabrics and one jersey fabric, which can be combined together, for sewing “fantastic” garments and accessories. This mythological creature has recently become a favourite figure of many girls, and older age groups too. It is sweet, colourful and appears in an infinite number of stories and legends. We wanted to use this collection to make a small tribute to this unique creature known as a Unicorn. Enjoy our Unicorns Universe! UNICORNS collection In the UNICORNS Universe…

2 Special Knitted Turbans inspired by Maria and her sister

“I’ve been using your yarns for years because I love the quality and the fact that they allow you to make projects that last for years whilst maintaining their original appearance. I’ve searched online for some kind of turban to knit for my sister, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and started chemotherapy a few days ago…” That’s how the email that Maria sent us a week ago started. After checking that we really didn’t have any knitted turbans amongst out patterns, we started to knit. As a result, today on the19th of October, World Breast Cancer Day, we are…