News — Crochet

What is knooking?

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Knooking is a technique that enjoys a strong following among crocheters who want to create knitted fabrics using a modified crochet hook. 

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Row counters, Knitter's Kits and Tunisian Crochet Hooks

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You asked for it, we listened: We now stock row counters and Knitter's Kits plus straight aluminium Tunisian crochet hooks. German design by Prym.

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Best lace knit and crochet patterns

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There is absolutely no doubt that lace patterns are among the most satisfying projects in knitting and crochet.  And yet, when you think about it, every lace pattern is based on just a handful of basic stitches. In knitting, you are good to go if you know how to knit, purl, do a yarn over and work a couple of different ways to knit stitches together so that they slant to the left or the right or come together in the middle.  The tricky bit about lace knits is usually not the actual technique itself but reading a pattern and keeping track of...

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Cute baby cardigan in Cotton Soft DK

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Rellana Cotton Soft DK is an 8ply cotton-acrylic blend that is ideal for babies, children and people who are sensitive to wool. Cotton is well known for its great breathability, making this blend a much nicer and more comfortable yarn than pure acrylic - while maintaining the same ease of care as an acrylic fibre would! I tried this yarn with this ultra-cute baby jacket. I found working with this yarn very easy - it is very soft and doesn't split. You can wash Rellana Cotton Soft DK at 40 degrees in the washing machine. You can get the pattern for free from this fabulous crochet pattern...

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Favourite socks and how to make them

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Socks are a wonderful project to make. They are small, so you can carry them around with you when you are out and about. They make a great travel companion! Plus they are fun to make - enjoy how the heel takes shape, how variegated yarns create beautiful patterns all by themselves, or use them to try out complicated lace or cable knit patterns that might be a bit overwhelming on a larger project. Get our fantastic universal classic sock knitting pattern for all shoe sizes and sock yarn weights, from 4ply to 8ply. Or try out the clever spiral sock pattern - ideal...

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