Please tell us, what would you like to learn to knit or crochet for the new season? September is the ideal month to start a new project and to increase your knowledge. In our Easy Knits magazine we present you with our choice of 39 quick, easy and youthful patterns to learn how to knit and crochet. Pom pom hats, simple neck warmers, maxi scarves, versatile waistcoats, oversize jumpers or warm, cosy jackets for you. You’ll also find ideas for your home: mobile and tablet cases, a toiletry bag, a square bag, plus spongy cushions and blankets for the sofa.
Learn to knit and crochet
There’s no doubt that you learn something new with each project! And that you can achieve surprising results using only a few basic stitches. Do you want to know a few things you can learn and practice with the Easy Knits patterns? With our knitting patterns you can learn: how to change colour, armhole shaping, cables; diamond and square stitch relief patterns, accordion stitch or how to make pom poms.
With the crochet patterns learn to: make garments from granny squares, add fringes and tassels, work with double yarn; make a crochet square working from a corner, make a visor shape, and many more techniques.
4 DIY Videos
If you want to see how to make some of the models in our Katia Easy Knits 7 magazine, we are sharing 4 DIY videos which show you how learning to knit or crochet is such an easy and fun thing to do. Each video includes step by step instructions that you can also find in the patterns featured in the print magazines, or in the individual downloadable PDF patterns (available online for 1.95€). The video is a perfect learning tool for knitters and crocheters who choose to teach themselves.
With these 4 videos you are going to learn how to knit a maxi jersey with Tout de Suite, our XXL yarn; a soft pom pom hat knitted on circular knitting needles using only one ball of Katia Polar yarn; a crochet case for your tablet made from granny squares using one ball of Azteca Degradé; and, last but not least, an original crochet visor made from only one ball of Inca Ice.
Designers Awards 2
Finally, we are delighted to present the two winning designs from the second edition of the Katia Designers Awards 2. (More information in this post). On the one hand, we have a hat and maxi scarf set designed by Ana Martín, winner of the Accessories category. A trendy hat and an awesome scarf knitted in an on trend colour combination: cream and mustard. Two simple patterns that combine the simplicity of knitting with large size needles and the fun details you can incorporate including the colour change, fringing and pom poms.
And, on the other hand, an interesting design by Gretha de Jonge, winner of the Women’s fashion category. A simple jumper in a combination of garter stitch and stockinette stitch worked in a very clever way. Also, the fact that the jumper is knitted in one solid colour highlights the effectiveness of these two basic stitches worked in a geometric block design.
Both patterns are free and available in downloadable PDF format on our website. We encourage you to make them, enjoy them and share them with their creators on the social networks: @xamalo85 and @knitadventureblog. And if you also want to show your design and knitting talents, subscribe to this blog! Make sure that you don’t miss the next Katia Designers Awards. Your creativity has a space in our magazines!