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3 colour combinations to knit your next Merino jumper using stripes, jacquard, granny squares…

colour combinations

Are you unsure about how to combine colours for your knit and crochet projects? Then take note of these 3 colour combinations. You can knit or crochet them using our wide range of Merino yarn. We suggest the following colour trends: cream and blue greens, beige and red or grey with violet and lilac. Choose the perfect colours from the balls of Katia Merino 100%, Basic Merino, Merino Aran and Merino Sport. 3 colour combinations To get you inspired, we are sharing this free knitting pattern. It features a between seasons jumper –Sweater Weather- with geometric motifs in jacquard stitch.  Moreover, optimize these colour combinations for…

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…

4 knitted garment trends for kids which are easy to make with the new Katia Kids 91 magazine

knitted garment trends for kids

It’s still summer, but – like all true yarn lovers – we are already getting ready for the winter season. As you already know (we recommend that you subscribe to this blog to keep up to date), the new Katia Autumn Winter 2019-2020 collection is now available on the website. In addition to the 30 new Katia yarns, we are also publishing hundreds of knit and crochet patterns. Furthermore, in our magazines you can find models for the whole family, whatever your level might be. We are starting with the little ones of the household! We propose 4 knitted garment…

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…

4 Summer 2019 Hand Made Knit and Crochet Fashion Trends: stripes, oversize, asymmetry and simple details

summer trends 2019

Knitting and crocheting are in fashion again this summer. In fact, you can find them on the catwalks of important international brands such as Chloé, Oscar de la Renta or Sonia Rykiel. Additionally, we spotted some delicate macramé details on the Ports 1961 catwalk. But, what are the trends in the hand made knitting and crocheting world? We’ve already talked about the openwork eyelet stitches knitted with two needles, the key technique for this season. But Katia offers much more! Stripes, oversize, asymmetry and simple details are our 4 summer 2019 Knitting and Crocheting Trends. Discover the personality of pullovers…

Knit a baby blanket, kid’s jumper, girl’s dress… with only one ball of Katia Fair Cotton Craft

With only one ball of yarn

Katia Fair Cotton Craft is one of the most popular new yarns from this Spring Summer 2019 season. There’s no doubt that this big ball of organic cotton cake yarn is conquering knitter’s needles for different reasons. For instance, this is an environmentally friendly Fair Trade yarn from India and Tanzania. Furthermore, the colour combination, which includes a white or beige base combined with 7 colours, creates beautiful striped garments effortlessly. However, what particularly stands out is the fact that a baby blanket, a kid’s jumper or a girl’s dress can be knitted with only one ball of yarn. Discover…

Lace Knit shawl by Valentinasknits: Knit this diamond and flower design with only one ball of Silk Degradé

openswork shawl

Hey… we want to share a secret with you… Valentina Bogdanova from @valentinasknits believes that every woman has a small secret. Furthermore, this Russian knitter based in Austria affirms that we all have a little mysterious something that makes us special. Just like her spectacular lace knit Shawl Taina, which literally means “secret” in Russian? For this reason, Valentina is proposing a sumptuous design inspired by diamonds and flowers. Discover the enigmatic colour range and the delicate lace stitches hidden within this feminine triangular knit shawl. And of course, enjoy the sensational silk whilst you knit the Tiana Shawl with only one ball of Silk…

Lace stitch patterns: learn the key techniques to knit this selection of tops, shawls, boleros, vests…

Lace stitch

Fresh, lightweight and perfect for your Spring-Summer projects. Learn everything about the key technique of the season: lace stitch knitted on two needles. Discover the beauty of the simplest of motifs as well as more elaborate lace stitches. We propose a selection of tops, vests, boleros and shawls in all kinds of lace eyelet stitches. Of course, you can count on us to show you the key techniques to knit lace stitches so you can make your own comfortable and sophisticated fashion garments. This spring enjoy one of the most spectacular, elegant and addictive knitting techniques. All over eyelets 🎁…

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…