March 19, 2019
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At the Knitting & Stitching Show, one treat to tweet about on the Creacrafts stand was the chance to make an Easter chick or two in our very own Harmony yarn. But not just any chick. It’s a cover that’s just the right size to accommodate a particularly famous creme egg – perfect for fun Easter pressies for friends...
When you start knitting, one of the first things that you learn is how to get the stitches onto your needles – in other words, how to cast on. And for many knitters, that first method remains their favourite – their ‘go to’ way to cast on. But as you start to gain more experience and discover all the...
Plastic or metal press fasteners are quick and easy to use, and are available in a multitude of sizes to suit anything from a neat make-up bag (see Knit & Stitch Creative, issue 18) to a chunky cushion cover. If you want to add a press fastener to something you’ve made, just to give it a practical finishing touch, here...
February is almost over and the sun is shining – it’s almost time for the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show! Running from Thursday 28th February to Sunday 3rd March at the Kensington Olympia in London, the show is the first big textile event of the year and showcases the best of the best for the new crafting season. Join the...
There are times when we all wish we could knit a bit faster – usually if we’ve got a project we want to finish for a birthday or other special occasion. And, of course, there are some makes that feature large areas in an easy but not very exciting stitch pattern, and you want to get these sections completed...
At the Selvedge Winter Fair, the Crea team also met Jennifer Evans, who divides her time between Wales and India, from where she imports gorgeous throws and other textiles for her company Jenpatola. ‘Patola’ is a complicated kind of weaving called double ikat, used to make beautiful sari fabric in Patan, Gujarat. The threads are tie-dyed according to the...
We Brits have an excuse to knit, aside from it being a relaxing and gratifying pastime, the classic cold weather makes us want to knit ourselves into a woolly cacoon! But what about places like Australia, where knitting is extremely popular? For a country known for its boiling hot weather it’s quite baffling, but that’s why we decided to find...
With Valentine’s Day just over two weeks away, we have released an exciting new product that will get you knitting some beautiful love-themed makes. Our new Valentine Special is available to pre-order on our shop and features some unique projects including the star of the show… the heart cushion with a sweet little pocket to leave love notes in! Along...
Zips are the ultimate functional fastening, ideal for garments, bags and cushion covers. They come in many weights and lengths and a wide range of colours, and can be used between two knitted edges. If you’re looking to add this fab functionality to your makes, here is an easy to follow step-by-step guide we’ve made just for you… Choosing the right...
It’s just over three weeks until Valentine's Day and we wanted to spread the love by giving you a free bonus pattern! Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day snuggled on the sofa watching a romantic comedy, going out with your friends, or spending valuable time with your partner, this sweet mug with a hug will bring more love to your day. When...

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