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Europe's hippest textile genius throws the rulebook out the window with a knitting book like never before. Tired of dowdy knitting patterns? Bored of videos made by traditionalists with no sense of fun? Freaked out by complicated instructions that leave no room for mistakes? Do you want to learn to knit fur? How about some funky patterns for children's clothes that kids will love? Well, Lærke Bagger is here for you.
Posted: 26 January 2023
UK Hand Knitting is delighted to welcome Cygnet Yarns, as a brand new member to the not for profit organisation, which supports and promotes yarn shops nationwide. Formed in 2004 by Katie Stephenson and Karen Hargreaves, Cygnet Yarns is an award winning, yet relatively new brand on the hand knitting scene which offers a huge range; from value yarns to pure wool and cotton yarns, Cygnet's products are very popular with both knitters and crocheters alike.
Posted: 21 June 2022
A Scarf for Lewy, the campaign by The Lewy Body Society to wrap the Royal Albert Hall in a huge scarf to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, has been given a boost with the support of chef and broadcaster Dame Prue Leith DBL. Dame Prue has joined dozens of volunteers who have already knitted or crocheted a scarf, with the charity aiming to join together enough scarves to wrap around the entire 244 metre circumference of the building, in an event to be held on 22nd September, 2022. Knitting groups and individuals are invited to contribute and help raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of dementia in older people.
Posted: 3 May 2022
Cygnet Yarns is excited to introduce new spring hues. Silcaress DK is the latest range to have new spring shade additions. This double knit yarn is incredibly smooth with a silk like feel to it, made in 100 per cent naturally soft acrylic. Its high twist gives great stitch definition to finished projects and is perfect for bright crochet projects. Available in a spectrum of rainbow brights and pale pastels, this summery yarn is a lovely sunny addition to the Cygnet collection. Silcaress DK is available in a 100g ball with a generous 245m meterage. Cygnet has five new shades added to the range: Sugarplum, Mellow, Spring Peach, Pearl Grey and Lagoon Breeze.
Posted: 21 April 2022