January 24, 2022

Techniques

 If you’ve always wanted to knit but didn’t know where to start then Knit & Stitch Creative could well be the place to start. Not only will you learn the basic techniques you’ll need, but as the series progresses you’ll learn new skills and build up a handy stitch library. As well as learning how to knit, you can get...
Do you enjoy working up the squares for your throw? It’s great watching the store of finished squares building up, isn’t it? And of course, there’s also the fun of learning new stitches – with every square you’re building up a library of patterns you can use over and over again.  In issue 37 we’re introducing you to little zigzag...
We know how much you creacrafters love adding your own personal touches to projects – you’re such a creative lot! So that’s why we’ve given you some new ideas in issue 36 of Knit & Stitch Creative with a feature on making knitted leaves – the perfect decorative detail to add to a whole array of makes. A little cluster...
Whether you’re welcoming a royal baby or an addition to your own family, there’s nothing quite like knitting for a new arrival. Making something for a new baby is a great way to show how much you care – its parents are bound to appreciate the time and effort that you’ve put into your knitting. And baby clothes –...
We know you creacrafters love trying out new skills so in Issue 34 of Knit & Stitch Creative we’re introducing you to loop knitting. This technique allows you to create a fabric with a fur effect – loops of yarn give your knitting a distinct pile. You can use this technique to add fluffy-looking collars to sweaters, cardigans and jackets or...
If you’ve not used circular knitting needles before then they might look a little bit daunting. Two short needles, joined by a length of cable – what’s all that about then? Well, there’s no need to worry – circular needles are easy to use and once you’ve tried them you’ll find they are an indispensable bit of knitting kit! It...
If you enjoy trying out new techniques in knitting then issue 31 of Knit & Stitch Creative features a know-how that’s right up your street! In this article you’ll discover how to create bobbles in knitting – a great way to add textural interest to your makes. In this technique, you work increases into one stitch several times to produce...
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The 2-colour honeycomb stitch is an exciting stitch in CreaCrafts' Knit & Stitch Creative collection that combines two CreaCrafts yarns together. While the square may look daunting at first, it's surprisingly fun and easy, as readers first discovered in Issue 9 with CreaCraftsGrisaille Mist and Pearl. The stitch reappears in Issue 31, using Aerial Smoke and Harmony Magma. This is...
Once you've spent the time hand knitting an item it's nice to add a final personal touch. Whether you've made something for yourself, a friend or a family member, adding initials or numbers lets them know the make is specially made for them alone. Adding initials and words is best done by using duplicate stitch, an crafting technique that we...
Easter’s on its way so instead of heading off to the sweet shop, why not get out your knitting needles or crochet hook and make something? We’ve got two patterns for you to try – one for a pair of adorable knitted ducklings (download here) or a crochet pattern for half-a-dozen jolly Easter eggs (download here). The eggs are made...

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