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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…

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.…

This is Concept by Katia: comfy knitwear, guest designers and an exquisite yarn selection

comfy knitwear

Among our pattern magazines, the elegance and modernity of the Concept by Katia designs stand out. A commitment to minimalist styling, straight lines and wide silhouettes in stitches that highlight the textures of the natural fibres. In the Concept 10 magazine it’s the details that make the difference: V necklines, cross over jackets, long coats, kimono sleeves, maxi jumpers, straight dresses, rib stitch blouses, bobble stitch scarves, pullovers with high necklines… and so forth. Fifty-five comfy knitwear and accessories for men and women with beautiful stitches, simple textures, fashionable colours and the exquisite Concept yarns. Discover Concept by Katia AW20/21…

Katia Designers Awards 5: A new opportunity to publish your own design in a Katia magazine

Would you like to see your designs published in one of our Katia magazines? If so, our Katia Designers Awards 5 competition is for you! Throughout the last 5 years, we have discovered talented knit and crochet designers. For example, Ana Pereira, Mely Raya, Marta Gacimartín, Ana Martin and Gretha de Jonge have seen their patterns published in our magazines. If you are also a yarn lover with a passion for pattern and garment design, take part and show your talent to the handmade community. Here is a new opportunity to publish your design in a Katia magazine; and also receive a package of Katia…

Lose your fears! Learn to knit on circular needles with our step by step videos

Learn to knit on circular needles

What type of needles do you normally use for knitting: straight or circular? We already told you about the advantages and the differences of working with circular needles. After receiving many requests and questions, we are launching a series of videos to learn how to knit on circular needles. We hope they help you to lose any fears you might have about how to knit on circular knitting! Discover how to knit the basic stitches, as well as how to cast on and cast off stitches, on circular needles. Once you’ve had a chance to practise with interchangeable circular needles,…

Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a loom with new videos and the digital magazine Marrakech

textile techniques videos

Travel through desert dunes and the labyrinth of streets in the Marrakech Medina with these 9 decorative projects. Together with Carmen García de Mora we propose that you discover three different textile techniques to create unique decorative items: latch hooking, canvas embroidery and weaving on a loom. “These decorative projects -created using different textile techniques for the new digital magazine Marrakech– are inspired by desert landscapes contemplated from our homes. Those oases in the middle of immense spaces that people fill with color and freshness”. Carmen García de Mora, textile designer. Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a…

Are you looking for easy knitting patterns for kids? Here are 14 designs for jumpers, coats, dresses and much more

easy knitting patterns for kids

September is already here and every day is getting a little shorter and a little cooler. That means it’s time to get started with warmer projects using the new Autumn Winter 20/21 yarns from Katia! If you are looking for easy knitting patterns for kids clothing, take a look at this selection of 14 designs for girls and boys. You will find all the models, together with a total of 38 knitting designs, in the new Katia Kids 95 magazine. You can also purchase each pattern individually in a downloadable PDF format on our website. Kid’s Fashion So, what are our…

Twisted back sweater with lace stitch pattern designed by @bykaterinacrochet for Premium Designers

Twisted back sweater

One of my inspiration source for my designs is street fashion and it’s amazing that in our days you don’t have to be always in the street to get your inspiration. The internet is full of street fashion photos and ideas. Since I was just a child I was trying , and sometimes with great results, to recreate different garments by recycling some of my mom’s older (or not) clothes. Now i started to do it again and my biggest challenge as a designer is to recreate different fabrics using yarn. That’s why I present you the Sunlight Twisted design,…

11 free knit and crochet patterns for tops, dresses, scarves and shawls using only 1, 2 or 3 balls of yarn

free patterns

Summer is here! The perfect time to knit and crochet with yarns made from cool fibres like cotton and linen. If you are a knitter or crocheter 365 days of the year, we have 11 free patterns for you to make over the next few months. They include tops, dresses, ponchos, scarves and shawls. These summer projects are full of colour and fun to make. Furthermore, they are not complicated projects… the summer holidays are for relaxing after all. Download all these free patterns at katia.com and discover some of the new Spring Summer 2020 yarns. Moreover, you only need…

Discover katia.com, the online shop for the traditional yarn and fabric shops in your city

online shop

Did you know that when you buy at Katia.com you are buying from the small businesses in your city? If you have already ordered yarns, fabrics, needles, crochet hooks, magazines and sewing patterns on our website, you will probably know this. We link up knitters, crocheters and sewing enthusiasts with their local shops through our online shop. If you want to know how we do this, see our video ‘Katia connects you to the shops’. Furthermore, keep reading! In addition to explaining how your orders benefit traditional businesses, we give you 8 reasons why you should buy yarns and fabrics…