Posts Tagged‘top-down’

Toe-Up or Cuff Down Socks? 2 new videotutorials to knit your own colourwork socks using the magic loop method

There is nothing more comfortable on cold winter days than a warm pair of socks! Even better if they have a cool pattern in your favourite colours. The sock knitting trend is here to stay and with our new sock yarn Katia United Socks you can make your own colourwork socks. Furthermore, we have prepared two new video tutorials for you in which we show you how to knit socks with our free patterns. It doesn’t matter if you prefer knitting toe-up or the classic top-down sock. Or whether you’re in love with jacquard pattern, stripes or mosaic patterns. Learn the…

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,…

Garo Top by Little Rita: Knit a cool, lightweight flared crop top with fine straps on circular needles

flared crop top

Laia Guerrero from Little Rita (@littleritaknits on Instagram) is a textile designer. She has always been particularly interested in knitted garments. “Using a yarn to create a garment from scratch presents a great opportunity to develop colour, volume and texture combinations together”. I live in a small village in Euskadi. “From there, I design and illustrate knit and crochet garments and patterns whilst accompanying my family throughout its day-to-day adventures”. In this context, the Garo Top made with the Ultrasoft yarn from Katia Concept is created: a very cool, lightweight and comfortable flared crop top with straps. Follow the knit pattern…

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…

Ready for a challenge? Crochet a summer cardigan designed by @wolgelukjes with Katia Ultrasoft

Crochet a summer cardigan

My name is Linda Dass and I love to make beautiful things with my hands. I like crochet, knitting and being creative behind the sewing machine. I prefer to design clothes, scarves and home accessories. On Instagram you can find me under the name @wolgelukjes and my patterns can be found on my blog Trendy met wol (trendy with wool). Today I share how to crochet a summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft. Ready for a challenge? This crochet pattern can be found below on the blog. Enjoy crocheting your summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft! About the crochet Summer Cardigan   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…

Lantern Sleeve Top by Knitting Sheep: a top-down knitting pattern on circular needles

raglan sleeves

My name is Carolina Damonte, journalist and handicrafts lover from Buenos Aires. When I was 23 years old I settled in Valencia, where I started a family. I grew up surrounded by women who knitted, embroidered… and a father who taught me to value all things handmade. In 2012 I launched a line of vintage clothing for babies and mamas. Then, I started to teach knit and crochet classes and opened my Youtube channel. A year ago I discovered the beautiful art of designing. I feel an immense feeling of happiness when people say they are in love with my…