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5 tips to clean and care for woolen hand knit garments

care for wool

Do you know how to care for wool hand knit garments? We know too well how much time and effort you put into making your hand knitted garments. What a joy when you’ve finally finished off the last threads and can show off the results with pride! Because we want the satisfaction of this moment to last longer, here are 5 tips to care for wool hand knit garments. Learn these useful tricks to wash, dry and iron your knitwear! How to care for wool knits 1. Wool is a flexible resilient natural fibre, but requires some care to preserve its…

Love Denim Challenge: Recycle an old pair of jeans to win 3 selection packs of sustainable yarns

Love Denim Challenge

“73% of the world’s clothing ends up in landfill or other waste disposal systems. Only 15% of the world’s waste clothing is recycled, and more alarmingly, less than 1% is reutilized in new clothing” according to the The Global Fashion Agenda. There is no doubt that we can change these percentage amounts if we modify our buying habits and support the responsible use of resources. For this reason, we want to count on you for our Love Denim Challenge, much more than a creative competition. Share a customised or recycled denim clothing idea with the world using our Love Denim…

Katia Spring Summer 2019 Collection: Discover 15 new yarns and enter our prize draw

Katia Yarns for Spring Summer

Do you want to know what the 15 new Spring Summer 2019 Katia yarns are? Discover a series of knit and crochet ideas for women, men, kids, baby and home with each new yarn. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised with the outstanding design selection, some of which are available for free. There is, of course, so much more than these 15 new yarns and patterns! Find inspiration among the more than 265 knit, crochet and macramé models published in the 5 new Katia Spring Summer 2019 magazines. Make your projects using the perfect yarns thanks to the wide range of…

How to crochet a sweater? Tips about yarns, hooks, sizes, gauge swatches, finishes, dye lots…

How to crochet a sweater

When we think about a handmade jumper we immediately think of one that has been knitted on two needles. What if we were to show you how to crochet sweaters, jackets and cardigans? For a lot of people who crochet, summer is definitely the best season for making crochet tops. However, when the cold weather arrives knitted garments become the key garments of the season. At Katia we want you to be able to enjoy both of these techniques all year round. So this time we are proposing a selection of women’s crochet sweaters, waistcoats and jackets for you. Take…

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 by Carmen Garcia de Mora. 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…

These are the 5 fashion trends that will be parading on your knitting needles this Autumn Winter 2018 2019

fashion trends

Knit, knit, knit… at Katia we love knitting. That’s why, for us, knitting never goes out of fashion. And furthermore, this season knitwear features as one of the key fashion trends on the catwalks again. Many designer collections are full of knitwear. In fact, the catwalk shows from the big brands like Chanel, Hermés and Altuzarra –amongst others- were full of knitwear designs, which is a great reason for us to celebrate the relevance of knitwear in the fashion industry once again. 5 Fashion trends At Katia we believe in DIY (you already know what we’re like), which is why…

7 colour trends from Concept by Katia to knit and crochet this Autumn/Winter 2018-2019

colour trends

Are you ready to get to know the 7 Autumn Winter 2018 2019 colour trends? Navigate through the 44 designs in the Concept 6 magazine from Katia and discover the on trend fashion colours for this next season. The key colours featured include tonal shades of camel and nude in Natural Beige; the intensity of mustard in MustardYellow; the profundity of dark cherry red in Black Cherry Red; a light denim blue in Light Blue Jeans; a delicate pearl grey in the subtle Pearl Grey story; serene tones of lavender to enrich your projects in Pink Lavender; and lastly, an enigmatic green that’s almost blue, or a blue…

Discover 18 Katia yarns from the new Autumn Winter 2018 / 2019 Collection

Katia Yarns

How are the holidays going? We hope they are going well and that you are enjoying knitting or crocheting somewhere out in the open air. Great, because we want you to discover 18 Katia yarns from the new Autumn Winter 2018 / 2019 collection. There are lots of new things (as many as 35), but for now we are going to talk to you about knitting and crocheting in a big way with XXL yarns. Then there’s also the arrival of our new balls of cake yarn which are perfect for making all kinds of accessories. And of course, we…

14 new yarns Spring Summer 2018 by Katia to fall in love with and win a very special prize

We know it’s cold out there, but it’s February, the month of love. You know, San Valentine’s… a perfect reason to get to know new yarns, fall in love and dream of future DIY projects. Therefore, today we are presenting 14 new Katia Spring Summer 2018 yarns. Take note! Multicolour cottons, tape yarns, which are lighter than t.shirt yarns, and the best selection of natural fibres or recycled yarns are just some of our proposals so that you can knit with love, of course. So, do you want to know more about our Spring Summer 2018 yarns? Well then, continue reading… and if it’s…

Top 10 knit and crochet garments 2017. Which ones have been the most popular designs of the year?

Top 10 favourite knit

Here comes the New Year! But for the moment, we can only tell you that it’s going to be full of lots of new ideas from Katia. But without rushing too much, – you know, with that slow knitting spirit whereby we’ll let you know all in good time. So for now, why not subscribe to our newsletter and this blog to keep you up to date with all the latest news.  We’re going to make our farewell to 2017 as it deserves, by remembering some of our favourite garments. Do you want to know which ones have been the…