November 21, 2018
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Tape yarn (also known as ribbon yarn) isn’t like the yarns that we’re used to – it’s not made up of strands of fibre that have been spun together, instead it’s a narrow strip of fabric. In fact, a lot of the tape yarns that you can buy are actually long narrow tubes of fabric that have been made...
If you love vintage clothing and you love knitting, then old patterns are great fun to collect. They’re usually cheap to buy and they give you a glimpse of the fashions and knitting trends of the past. And, of course, they also offer you the chance to recreate the garments and enjoy a bit of retro style today. In World...
Today we’re putting one of our favourite customising techniques under the Crea microscope: fringes! Why do we love fringes so much? They’re quick to do, you can use your yarn ends, and best of all, they have the power to totally transform your knitting and craft projects. And they are true multi-taskers: a simple fringed finish can beautify an untidy...
At the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in March, the Crea team discovered and spread the word about this very special project devised, set up, co-ordinated and curated by Helen Birmingham, owner of Untangled Threads. The aim is to celebrate the healing power of craft while commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of the First...
Getting started on a new knitting or crochet project is always exciting and a big part of the fun is in the planning. What are you going to make, what yarn might you use and what colours will you pick? Your yarn choice will depend on what you’re making but the colours you use are very much up to...
Our new Autumn yarn collection is available on our shop, featuring a range of deep colours perfect for items you want to make in the lead up to Christmas. We have six colours in the range and they come in 50g balls. They are Coral, Mustard, Fern Green, Indigo, Brick Red and Purple. Coming up in future issues of Knit &...
It’s been a jam-packed month at CreaCrafts HQ, what with our new range of products that have launched as well as The Knitting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally! Our new baby knitting kit came out this month on our shop, featuring the yarn and patterns to make baby booties, a cardigan and a hat. We’ve also been hard at...
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The double-knitting technique is a way of creating a double-sided piece of knitting. The two pieces of knitting aren’t worked separately – they are created simultaneously. You knit with a single pair of needles (or a circular needle) but you use two balls of yarn at the same time. In order to keep a track of where you are...
Many of you who came to the Knitting & Stitching Show asked us when you could get your hands on that adorably cute dog draught excluder… well today’s the day! You can make this jolly striped sausage dog with our new kit which gives you all of the yarn you need. The pattern is included along with two 50g balls...
If you’re ready to tackle your first sweater but feel a bit daunted by the prospect, then don’t worry – we’ve got some handy tips and advice to help you get started.  First of all, if you’re feeling nervous about tackling a big adult sweater then make a child’s size first or a baby garment. Even if there isn’t a...

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