August 4, 2020

Inspiration

We're so excited for the Winter Olympics! From the 9th February we'll have two weeks of becoming an expert in alpine sports, learning slaloms from skeletons and watching the luge and the bobsled. But what else are we excited for? The winter knitwear of course! This year's Winter Olympics is set in Peongchang on the mountainous east side of South...
It's a week until Valentine's day, and six days until Galentine's or Palentine's (celebrating your friends), so it's a time to really feel the love. To celebrate, CreaCrafts has another special knitting treat for you - a free heart cushion pattern! This lovely chunky cushion is knitted on 8 millimetre needles, and while it's themed for the season, we...
Are you stuck with what to make your significant other for Valentine's this year? Well, you better get cracking - there's only 9 days left! We reckon one of these three projects from our Knit & Stitch Creative magazine collection would be a quick and easy make. A handmade present is always personal! 1) Cute crochet puppy This amigumuri puppy is...
An amazingly inventive knitting project has hit the headlines this week - and it definitely doesn't blend in! Brighton-based Nina Dodd, knitter, and Joseph Ford, photographer, have collaborated to create a selection of fun and quirky photos. These images show people wearing knitted items that camouflage seamlessly into their surroundings and are guaranteed to bring a smile to your...
Want to find a way of embellishing a pair of boot-style slippers? Then we have a (free) pattern for you! Click here for a free pattern for fringed slipper cuffs. These fringed slipper cuffs will add an extra cosy element to your boot-style slippers. The pattern is easily adjustable so you can make it fit on your slippers properly. It's...
The best part of knitting with chunky yarn and big needles is that you see results quickly. In the Knit & Stitch Creative collection our biggest and chunkiest projects so far have also been incredibly simple to make. This means so you can make a real statement piece for your home in a short period of time. Two of our...
Since 2000 the Pantone Color Institute has announced a “Colour of the Year”. They base this colour not only on forecasting trends but by considering the deeper meanings behind colour and how it represents the world in that year. This year the colour is Ultraviolet – a deep blue-based purple. Pantone chose Ultraviolet because it signifies that “we are living...
Did you know CreaCrafts creates free bonus patterns and templates that you can access online? They're all accessible via the CreaCrafts website here and use a variety of different techniques, stitches and customisation ideas. Our newest pattern is for a sequinned table mat. This uses a combination of techniques such as moss stitch (alternating knit and purl stitches) and lace...
In the winter season it's important to do some good and give something back.  We recently shared on our Facebook page a video from BBC Bristol that encourages knitters and crocheters to make hats for premature babies. Here are our top tips for helping premature babies in need this Christmas and how to get involved where you live. 1) Contact...
In the Northern Isles of Scotland you’ll find the Orkney Islands – a place of history, beautiful wildlife… and life-size knitted Christmas trees! The Orkney Library & Archive recently posted a picture of their amazing tree on Twitter, which was made with the help from people around the world. We decided to get in touch with the principal librarian, Karen...

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