Posts Tagged‘knitting’

Be Yarner by Alimaravillas: Knitting Project Bag, Accessory Cases and Crafter’s Tool Belt

Crafter's Tool Belt

The Be Yarner collection includes a Knitting Project Bag, 3 Accessory Cases and a Crafter’s Tool Belt, and they have been designed by Alimaravillas especially for you, the yarner. So what is this Be Yarner thing all about? Well, it refers to someone who lives by and for fibres and yarns. A yarner goes backwards and forwards and around and around without moving from the sofa or their favourite chair. Of course, when they do leave home they always take their working project with them wherever they go. In short, it’s the type of person who cannot live without undergoing the…

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…

Katia Designers Awards 3: Design a knit or crochet accessory for one of our magazines

Katia Designers Award

Would you like to see one of your designs published in one of our Katia Woman magazines? If so, our Katia Designers Awards 3 competition is for you. Here is a new opportunity to show the world your talent using knitting needles and crochet hooks. In this third edition of the Katia Designers Awards your knit and crochet accessories are the protagonists. We present 2 categories that you can take part in: Knit Accessories and Crochet Accessories. Of course, you can take part in one or in both categories with your best hat, scarf, cowl, glove, shawl, poncho or bag…

Katia Yarns & Fabrics: A story of love for the handmade

Do you know the story of Katia? Katia® is in the DIY textile world since 1951. That’s right, a lifetime dedicated to yarns and designing garments for hand knitting. Because our story would not be what it is, without the love and enthusiasm of all handmade lovers around the world; we invite you to a virtual tour of some of the most important moments of Katia. Katia Yarns & Fabrics 1951. Katia is born in Barcelona. The mother company is Hilaturas Génesis, specialist in knitting yarns and wholesaler of yarn skeins, in Caspe street. The potential for knitting and crocheting…

Sofa, film and Maxi Merino blanket on Valentine’s Day

Knit lover! There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including way beyond the 14th February. Like when you arrive at home, sit down on the sofa and dedicate time to your partner, kids, friends or to any of those things that you’re passionate about: reading, listening to music, watching a film, and of course, knitting or crocheting… with love. A passion for knitting and crocheting that starts on this sofa, but that extends much further, isn’t that true? For example: by sharing an image of your latest project on Instagram; by thinking about the favourite colours that you’ll use…

Katia VideoKAL: knitted baby hat in Merino Sport / Merino Aran

If we suggest a VideoCAL/KAL to you, do you know what we’re talking about? No idea? We’ll explain it to you! Every month we’re going to propose a beginner’s level knitting or crochet pattern to you. If there’s still a reluctance to pick up the knitting needles or crochet hook, don’t worry, you can learn to knit or crochet all kinds of things by following our step by step videos. If the patterns and graphs seem like “a foreign language”, you’ll discover how to read them and to transcribe their instructions onto your needles and hooks. You’ll connect with people…

5 reasons why you should learn to knit. Knitting has many benefits!

It’s clear that knitting is enjoying a welcome revival and DIY is back in fashion. Nowadays we find it quite normal to see someone knitting on the metro or in a cafe and there’s no doubt that handmade clothes are more popular than ever. But did you know that besides being an entertaining and enjoyable activity, knitting has many other benefits for the people who knit. It’s a very healthy hobby and we are going to tell you why you should learn to knit. You should learn to knit because… 1. Knitting is the new yoga! In this overwhelming and frenetic…

Printable project sheets for your Book of Yarns

We’re celebrating World Book Day with a creative competition called My Book Of Yarns where we are inviting you to design and create the front cover of your project book using yarns. A kind of compilation diary where you can keep and review all your knit and crochet notes and records. There’s no doubt that this will be a unique, valuable and endless work of art. Don’t you agree? 😉 If you want to create your Book Of Yarns, and try for a prize at the same time, we’ll explain how to take part here. In addition to encouraging you…

World Book Day Contest: My book of yarns

Update 30 april 2015 And the winners of our Book Day Contest My Book of Yarns are Ana Isabel and Azucena. Congratulations! In this book month we want to encourage you to create your very own version of My book of yarns. A compilation dedicated to all your past, present and future projects. What will be in it? Everything that you’ve brought together through your love of knitting and crochet: Favourite patterns, notes, tips, sketches, knitted samples, graphs, photos of the results… OK, that’s the inside sorted out. But what about the cover? Well, as this World Book Day Contest is…