Posts Tagged‘seamless’

#Stripesweater by Helenas Handarbeit: Knit a seamless colorblock sweater with circular needles

Stripes sweater

Hi, I’m Helena, founder of the creative blog Helenas Handarbeit. I love making new knitwear designs, trying different yarns and sharing my ideas with the knitting community through my blog, Instagram, and Pinterest. Social media is a never-ending source of inspiration for creative minds like myself. In fact, I learned to crochet just 3 years ago thanks to YouTube, and then moved onto knitting. I love fluffy yarns, like Katia Cotton-Merino and 50 Mohair Shades. These beautiful yarns have been the source of inspiration for the #Stripesweater, with a Scandinavian style and different colored stripes. Thanks to its straight lines,…

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,…

See Don’t See Top by Linda Allegra, a top-down seamless tee pattern to knit on circular needles

top-down seamless tee pattern

I’m Linda Allegra, from Italy, and I am a knitting designer and teacher. My mom taught me to knit when I was a child. I’ve been working in the textile fibers and yarns production process for over 40 years now. What I particularly love is sharing my work (@linda_knitbijoux). In fact, I teach in my hometown Biella. I love top-down constructions and to giving a tailored cut to my patterns. I love to enrich my garments with elaborate stitches that I often modify. Sometimes my source of inspiration is a stitch, a photo… Then I mentally work on it for…

Top-down seamless jumper pattern designed by Valentinasknits for Premium Designers

Top-down seamless jumper

After the great success of the Feinmotorik’s El Diamante Shawl, we are back with a new Premium Designers pattern. If you want to discover independent designers from all over Europe, in this space we share unique designs and exclusive patterns. Learn everything about what inspires these creative minds and let yourself be carried away by the passion for knitting of creators like Valentinasknits. We are very happy to have this talented designer with us again. This time, Valentina Bogdanova has turned our Concept by Katia yarn Ultralight Merino yarn into the Aguacero Sweater. Without a doubt, a beautiful top-down sweater with a…

How to knit with circular needles: advantages, tips and patterns to knit seamless accessories

knit with circular needles

Are you a bit nervous about knitting with straight needles? Do you suffer when you have to sew the parts of a knitted garment together? If your answers are affirmative, we recommend that you learn to knit with circular needles. The advantages of these knitting needles joined to a cable are numerous. As a result, more and more knitters are only using circular needles. One key reason is that they are so convenient and comfortable to work with. Furthermore, you don’t need to turn the work at the end of a row. They promote a more relaxed body and arm…

Top-down sweater with round yoke and two color Jacquard Stitches by Knitting for Breakfast

Top-down sweater

We are Alessia and Fabia Taverna from  Knitting for Breakfast, two sisters with a true passion for knitting. We live in a small Italian town near the mountains and our main source of inspiration is the nature that surrounds us. All our designs arise from the contemplation of plants and flowers. Therefore, the colors and shapes of this top-down sweater are inspired by the sensations that the surrounding mountains convey to us. The green of our mountains is very intense and in autumn a fine mist wraps it. We have tried to convey the charm and the mystery of this…

Premium Designers: Hook up with Isabell Kraemer and her textured jumper with stripes for Katia Concept

Isabell Kraemer

Isabell Kraemer creates designs for everyday use intended for today’s knitters. This German designer is a lover of the great outdoors and is strongly influenced by nature. This inspiration is based on beauty without artifice, the richness of the materials employed and her personality as a knitter. All of which completely define the spirit of our line Concept by Katia. Her contemporary and casual designs always go one step further. This is the key to her enormous success as a designer of knitwear. Even so, for Isabell Kraemer “being a mother is the best thing that has happened to me…

Craft Lovers ♥ Lu’s challenges and her oversize seamless reversible jumper knitted with a super ball of Big to Knit

Nothing is impossible for Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre. A surprising Craft Lover, with an endless creativity and contagious energy. An all-rounder when it comes to knitting! On her blog ‘Los Retos de Lu‘ (Lu’s Challenges in English), what seems complicated, is transformed into something simple. Because of this, we’re sure that you’re going to get hooked on her Inside Out (Side In) Jumper pattern knitted with our super ball of Katia Big to Knit. Follow the step by step instructions to knit your oversize seamless reversible jumper using circular needles… Get ready for this great challenge and discover the great woman…