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Top-down seamless jumper pattern designed by Valentinasknits for Premium Designers

Top-down seamless jumper

After the great success of the Feinmotorik’s El Diamante Shawl, we are back with a new Premium Designers pattern. If you want to discover independent designers from all over Europe, in this space we share unique designs and exclusive patterns. Learn everything about what inspires these creative minds and let yourself be carried away by the passion for knitting of creators like Valentinasknits. We are very happy to have this talented designer with us again. This time, Valentina Bogdanova has turned our Concept by Katia yarn Ultralight Merino yarn into the Aguacero Sweater. Without a doubt, a beautiful top-down sweater with a…

El Diamante shawl by Feinmotorik, discover how to get this exclusive pattern for Premium Designers 

El Diamante shawl

Discover the El Diamante Shawl, a knitted pattern designed by Julia-Maria Hegenbart especially for our Premium Designers. This is an exciting project in which we introduce indie designers from all over Europe. Find unique designs and exclusive patterns, and learn more about what inspires these creative minds. Most important, let yourself get carried away by the love for knitting and crochet of every Premium Designers. To celebrate Feinmotorik’s new design, we have thought about something very special. After reading about Julia-Maria’s story and her spectacular El Diamante Shawl, go to Instagram and Facebook and follow @katiayarns and @feinmotorik.blogspot. Find out on both social networks how to get this exclusive pattern and become…

How to knit with circular needles: advantages, tips and patterns to knit seamless accessories

knit with circular needles

Are you a bit nervous about knitting with straight needles? Do you suffer when you have to sew the parts of a knitted garment together? If your answers are affirmative, we recommend that you learn to knit with circular needles. The advantages of these knitting needles joined to a cable are numerous. As a result, more and more knitters are only using circular needles. One key reason is that they are so convenient and comfortable to work with. Furthermore, you don’t need to turn the work at the end of a row. They promote a more relaxed body and arm…

Make your first handmade jumper! 10 easy knit and crochet pullovers for beginners

jumpers for beginners

Have you recently started to learn how to knit or crochet? If so, you probably have a hat, scarf or mobile phone cover on your list of projects to do. We share lots of home ideas and accessories in our Katia magazines and on the website. Furthermore, these models are quick to make using large size needles and chunky yarns. However, what about putting your skills to the test and making a bigger garment? In fact, we want to motivate you to knit or crochet your first jumper!  If you think this is a difficult and timely project… think again. These…

New Katia All Seasons Magazine: 24 knit designs to wear all year round for 3 generations of women

New Katia All Seasons Magazine

The new Katia All Seasons magazine arrives when the effects of global warming are creating the current uncertainty seasonal temperatures. So you can find 24 knit designs suitable for all 12 months of the year. In this case, three generations of women are the stars of this exquisite Katia CONCEPT natural fibres collection. Discover a carefully curated selection of 4 seasons patterns to knit shawls, jumpers and jackets for women and girls. The Katia CONCEPT yarns chosen to make each garment definitely stand out in the All Seasons collection: Cotton-Yak, Cotton-Cashmere, Silky Lace, Duomo, plus the 2 new qualities Ultrasoft…

7 Katia Plus size patterns for knitting XL (16-18), XXL (20-22) and XXXL (24-26) garments

Katia Plus 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 want to make sure you can knit your own clothes whatever your size is. Therefore, in Urban 102 magazine, we propose our Katia Plus patterns, a collection of XL (16-18), XXL (20-22) and XXXL (24-26) sizes knitwear. Katia Plus Patterns Knitting your project, feeling happy with the results and being excited about wearing the garment, which you’ve dedicated so much time to making, is our goal. Adapting certains models into all measurements and shapes is not always…

Top-down sweater with round yoke and two color Jacquard Stitches by Knitting for Breakfast

Top-down sweater

We are Alessia and Fabia Taverna from  Knitting for Breakfast, two sisters with a true passion for knitting. We live in a small Italian town near the mountains and our main source of inspiration is the nature that surrounds us. All our designs arise from the contemplation of plants and flowers. Therefore, the colors and shapes of this top-down sweater are inspired by the sensations that the surrounding mountains convey to us. The green of our mountains is very intense and in autumn a fine mist wraps it. We have tried to convey the charm and the mystery of this…

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…