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…

Urban Knit Collection | Sneak Peek

Urban Knit Collection | Sneak Peek

Urban Knit Collection is the new book from Kyle Kunnecke. He has taken inspiration from 1920’s and 1930’s urban landscapes to create geometric prints in his knitwear collection. The big city style meets classic design in this gorgeous guide for the contemporary crater! Inspired by 20th-century architectural elements, Urban Knit Collection offers 18 DIY projects…

Weekend Wraps | Sneak Peek

Weekend Wraps | Sneak Peek

Weekend Wraps is the new book from Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. It features 18 quick knit cowls, scarves and shawls all using worsted weight yarn or heavier. If you are looking for a stylish and quick project to create with those special skeins of yarn that may be too expensive for larger knits, Weekend Wraps…

Free Baby Booties Pattern

Free Baby Booties Pattern

This free baby booties pattern comes from a brilliant book, The Knitter’s Bible: Baby Knits by Laura Long. The perfect gift, this free baby booties pattern will create shoes that vary in size depending on the yarn you choose. Using this pattern and our recommended yarn, the shoes will fit babies from 3–6 months.  …

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Top 10 Festival Crafts for Summer

The festival season is here and we’ve got tonnes of ideas for festival crafts. Sitting around with friends listening to music is the perfect time for some outdoor crafting so we thought we’d share our top 10 festival crafts.   Barefoot Sandals These pretty crocheted barefoot sandals are the perfect bohemian foot decoration. They are quick and…

Rugged Knits | Sneak Peek

Rugged Knits | Sneak Peek

Rugged Knits is the new book from Andrea Rangel. It’s features a collection of 24 functional, lovely, and interesting knitting patterns for men and women. Side-by-side with hearty wool sweaters and sock patterns are more unexpectedly delicate-looking pieces, such as a warm, resilient shawl with lace trim and a cozy cowl with gentle drape. Those who…

3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Knits | Sneak Peek

3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Knits | Sneak Peek

Modern Baby Knits is the new book from the 3 Skeins or Less series. It features 23 incredibly cute baby garments, toys and more. Forget the knitted baby grows from decades gone; these knitted pieces are super stylish and modern.   The designs in this book are brightly coloured, practical and fun to knit with no…

Queen's birthday celebration | Free knitting pattern

Queen’s birthday celebration | Free knitting pattern

Today is the Queen’s ‘actual’  birthday! The big 9-0. We wanted to celebrate in true British style… by making a knitted Queen and Corgis. Well, how else would we celebrate?! The Queen and her Corgis free knitting pattern Today, April 21st 2016, is the Queens ‘actual‘ 90th Birthday. And while the UK’s longest-serving Monarch will…