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Enjoy the Tårta Sweater by @vicky.knits! Knit this bottom-up sweater in size S-M-L-XL with chunky yarn

bottom-up sweater

Hi! My name is Vicky, and I am a knitter based in London. I discovered my passion for knitwear design in my second year of college. After finishing my apprenticeship with an Italian knitwear manufacturer, I decided to share my work with the knitting community on Instagram. T. It has grown since then and here I am, sharing my second ever self-made pattern with you on katia.com. I currently run vicky.knits in my tiny room in London. Designing, knitting and photographing all my little pieces with a lot of help from my friends and my very patient boyfriend. I love…

How to sew a leopard costume for children step by step

leopard costume

We present to you the new leopard costume panel ready to cut, sew and enjoy. For children, any time is a good time to wear costumes, right? They are creative and adventurous and imagine fantastic stories. A 100% cotton poplin panel that is very easy to sew. For children between the ages of 3 and 7. It consists of a mask, a cape, and a tail. The panel itself has printed instructions and materials to do it in English. We also share this video tutorial where Nairamkitty teaches you step by step how to make the leopard costume from start…

Les Petites Choses KAL: Let’s knit this sweet baby blanket together in our Knit-Along Katia group!

Les Petites Choses KAL

You can now order the Les Petites Choses Kit with 8 soft balls of Katia Missouri in unique colours! You will be using these new colours to knit this sweet baby blanket, designed by Morgane (Trust the Mojo), throughout the next 2021 Katia KAL. Before anything else, let’s explain that KAL is the abbreviation of Knit-Along, which means knit together in English. Therefore, with the Les Petites Choses KAL, we want you to enjoy the experience of knitting this soft blanket together with thousands of members from our international Katia Knit-Along Facebook group. Join our group to get the Les Petites…

Toe-Up or Cuff Down Socks? 2 new videotutorials to knit your own colourwork socks using the magic loop method

There is nothing more comfortable on cold winter days than a warm pair of socks! Even better if they have a cool pattern in your favourite colours. The sock knitting trend is here to stay and with our new sock yarn Katia United Socks you can make your own colourwork socks. Furthermore, we have prepared two new video tutorials for you in which we show you how to knit socks with our free patterns. It doesn’t matter if you prefer knitting toe-up or the classic top-down sock. Or whether you’re in love with jacquard pattern, stripes or mosaic patterns. Learn the…

Make your first project in 2021 with Easy Knits Magazine and our new video tutorials

Easy Knits video tutorials

2020 has come to an end… Need some inspiration for new year resolutions in 2021? We suggest learning how to create handmade items with yarn! Make unique gifts, chunky garments or matching accessories. The last few months we have worked on new Easy Knits video tutorials for beginners and advanced knitters. Baby dresses, kids cardigans, women jumpers, accessories and cowls. Everything can be made with your hands and our new video tutorials! All patterns in this blog are available in Katia Easy Knits 9 Magazine, which includes 44 patterns for women, men, kids and babies. Below you can find an…

Grab your crochet hook, follow the video tutorial by Miss DIY and make your own Cozy Jumper!

How to crochet the Cozy Jumper 

Casual and comfortable! That is the look we love at the moment because it just makes us feel good. Ester from Miss DIY has just the right project: the Cozy Jumper, a maxi sweater made with the soft and warm Katia Merino Aran. This long, casual jumper features a V neck and an interesting stitch pattern at the front. It is an absolute feel-good project, not only because of its comfortable form. But also because Ester made a video tutorial to show you how to crochet the Cozy Jumper. So even beginners can indulge in the maxi sweater trend, and…

Add your ball of yarn! This is how to help the NGO IAIA elderly solidarity projects with your grain of yarn

solidarity projects

For many years, Katia has been working in partnership with the NGO IAIA, a non-profit organization of Labores Solidarias. Through knitting and crochet, IAIA promotes solidarity projects with the elderly in homes and residences. You already know the positive effects of knitting, both on physical and mental health. Knitting increases self-esteem, reduces stress and anxiety, encourages creativity, etc. In the last few months, many seniors have been forced to live in isolation at home or confined to residences for health security reasons. During this time, knitting and crocheting became their hobby and way of helping others: premature babies, homeless or refugees.…

How do you knit circular toe-up socks using a magic loop? Learn how with these beautiful lace socks from Siona

circular toe-up socks

My name is Siona and I’m from Madrid, although the famous ‘mojo picón’ sauce from the Canary Islands “runs through my yarns”. It may sound a little crazy, but knitting is one of the most important things in my life. Above all, I like knitting socks best. They seem like the perfect project to take with you wherever you go. For this reason, I am happy to be sharing the pattern for my Santa Pazienzia socks, made in Kashwool, with you. Follow the lace stitch pattern and discover how to knit toe-up socks using the Magic Loop method. I started these…

Join the Calm at Home Crochet Challenge! Learn how to make relaxing mandala squares with Ahuyama Crochet

crochet mandala squares

Prepare yourself a hot drink, get out your crochet hooks and relax while crocheting with Ahuyama Crochet. Look for your moment of calm each day to make crochet mandala squares. Get your Calm at Home Pack and play with the 2 colour combinations available. During 3 weeks, let yourself be guided by the step-by-step videos created especially for you by Helena from Ahuyama Crochet. Every week we will publish 3 video tutorials with subtitles in 6 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Italian. So you can comfortably follow the video and graphics to crochet your mandala squares. Connect with…

Handmade gift ideas! 10 free patterns to knit or crochet quick and easy gifts using the new Katia yarns

Handmade gift ideas

This Christmas give something made by you! We propose 10 free patterns to knit or crochet quick and easy gifts using the new Katia yarns. We encourage you to create something unique with your own hands this holiday season. Because handmade gift ideas are the best! The ones you chose especially for each individual person. Therefore, for yet another Xmas, we are here to help you with easy gift ideas for your family and friends. Moreover, in this selection of quick free patterns, we will also show you some new Katia yarns for Autumn Winter 20/21. Discover fun projects for…