Knitting

Love Knitting? Love SewandSo! Whether you’re new to knitting and need a beginner’s guide and your first knitting patterns, or you’re a seasoned knitter looking for the next challenge, we have something for everyone! With loads of free knitting patterns, knitting how-tos, knitting book reviews and interviews with top knitting designers, you’re sure to find something to like here. Try our free knitting patterns for home decor, fashion and baby and let us know how you get on in the comments…

Baby Humpback Whale Crochet Pattern

DMC’s Natura Denim and Linen yarn are now in store and we are really excited because this yarn is so, so gorgeous. We first saw the DMC Natura Denim yarn at Stitches in Birmingham back in February and were blown away with how versatile it was. We expected the denim yarn to be heavy and clunky, but it’s not at…

Addi Needles | Indulge Your Hands

You’ve no doubt heard of the ‘Made in Germany’ phrase meaning top quality. Addi needles are no exception to this. Hand made in Altena Germany for the past 187 years, they are the best of the best in knitting and crochet needles. At Addi, quality is everything. They emphasise this consistently with every needle and…

Have Your Cake and Knit (Or Crochet) it Too!

By now, you have all probably heard the hype from across the pond in the US surrounding Caron Cakes. If you haven’t, I’m going to tell you all about it! Caron Cakes are variegated balls of yarn that are pre-wound into yarn cakes. They were initially made to celebrate Carons 100th birthday. It was meant…

Classic Knit Shawls | Sneak peek

A shawl may be the perfect knitting project. It’s quick to stitch, the ideal size for trying new techniques, and the end result is a versatile, practical accessory. Whether light and airy for a warm summer evening or cosy and cabled to protect against winter’s chill, you can’t go wrong with a shawl. For this…

Garter Stitch Revival | Sneak Peek

Garter stitch is the first stitch pattern we learn as knitters–and now, we celebrate the beauty and sophistication of this simple stitch with Garter Stitch Revival. Garter Stitch Revival consists of 20 breathtaking designs for women using the often overlooked, simple garter stitch. The stitch is frequently used on lay flat designs that you may…

Toe up Toolbox Socks SG

Toe-up Easy Sock Knitting Pattern

Dyeing to Spin & Knit is the new book from Felicia Lo. It is full of glorious colour, useful techniques and spinning perfection. Unapologetic – is how Felicia Lo always describes her obsession with colour and craft. In Dyeing to Spin and Knit, Felicia, founder and creative director of SweetGeorgia Yarns and highly sought after teacher…

Samaras appeal

Samara’s Aid Appeal | Knitting appeal

Samara’s appeal was started by a lady called Samara who was shocked to see reports of Syrian refugee children in the snow wearing summer clothes and flip-flops. They did this because it was summer when they fled their homes and that was what they were wearing at the time. Samara came up with the idea…