Checkered prints, colorwork yokes, basics patterns, plus sizes… Essentials magazine is back!

7 December, 2021

Essentials magazine is back with an updated edition! Discover 3 of the season’s trends, 4 timeless basic pieces and 8 plus size patterns among the 32 designs for women that you can knit with the new Essentials 107 magazine. This catalogue includes checkered prints, the attractive gray scale, the colorwork yokes and the basic patterns. Surprise yourself by making the most of the Katia yarns most knitted by the Katia knitting community. Take note of these three fashion trends and turn them into essential garments for your everyday looks: long jackets, dresses, oversized sweaters, classic cardigans… Lastly, the magazine includes 4 timeless basic garments, under the title Back to Basics

Checkered prints

Checkered prints

Tartan, houndstooth, tweed or Prince of Wales check are some classic patterns perfect for any time of year. So start learning to knit these iconic patterns that bring together the tradition and history of fashion. Enjoy knitting interesting color combinations and create different checkered prints. Level up with this beautiful women’s 3/4 length jacket!

Checkered prints

Create a beautiful, checkered pattern by combining just 3 colors using a textured stitch. A timeless design that you can customize by choosing your own 3-color combination and playing with the placement of the squares to break up the symmetry. Dare to knit your own style!

Checkered prints

If you find fashion boring, create something different! Knitting and crochet allows us to create different fashion pieces, with our own personal style. For this reason, we suggest making a modern crochet patchwork style dress, in a neutral but elegant color combination: gray, brown, cream, beige, and black.

patchwork crochet dress

Grey is the new black

Elegant, sophisticated, versatile… Discover the magnetism of grey, both in monochromatic designs and combined with other colors. This fall-winter, the attractive grey scale invades knitting needles and crochet hooks as an alternative to the classic black or white. If you want somber and serene looks, this neutral color is the best option. Do you dare to make this elegant crochet sweater?

crochet sweater

If you are looking for a comfortable, versatile garment with classic details, we recommend this straight high neck dress knit with Supreme Merino in dark gray. A staple pattern for fans of large cables!

knitted dress with braids

Sweaters with motifs

Essential 107 includes a garment for expert knitters who adore the charming retro style of knitted motifs. Without a doubt, traditional Nordic sweaters with beautiful colorwork yokes are a classic every winter. Then, you only need some balls of Basic Merino to enjoy knitting a beautifully cheerful colorwork yoke with circular needles. Travel to Iceland with this traditional Lopapeysa sweater!

fretted yoke

Back to basics

Finally, we suggest knitting a series of must-knits for any handmade wardrobe. Learn to knit the simplest garments and discover the potential hidden within easy patterns throughout the process. So choose your favorite colors and knit 4 foolproof pieces with Katia Super Merino! And, complete the Back to Basics patterns with a wool hat knit with circular needles, finished off with a large pompom.

basic knitting patterns