Welcome to KnittingBrain.com. We're here to keep you up to date with the latest in the world of knitting. Everything from gorgeous new knitting yarns to the latest knitting books.
Our aim is to review knitting products and knitting books, share tips and ideas for making your knitting progress more smoothly, help you with your yarn substitutions and to generally share our love of knitting. If you also love crochet, check out our sister site CrochetBrain.co.uk.
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There is a cautionary tale about things that will eat woolens and other animal fibres, complete with pictures of what to look out for, see our knitwear care section for more details.
New FREE Knitting Pattern
Brighten up your winter wardrobe and bring some colour into your knitting with our new, free 'Greek Tea Beanie' knitting pattern. This stranded colourwork beanie hat is an ideal project for learning how to do stranded knitting.
Don't forget our other free patterns. There's the simple 1 row lace scarf, easy 3 stripe ribbed beanie and a basic ribbed hat pattern.
Our quick and simple free patterns are ideal for the beginner or impatient knitter.
Are you worried you may have become a yarn snob? How well do you know your yarns? How well do you treat your yarn stash?
Take the test, find out if you really are a yarn snob or a yarn yob.
Summer 2015 Knitwear Fashion Trends
High neckline sleeveless tops are featuring in many fashion collections this season. Sleeveless raglan styles are trending for the summer. There's a great pattern in Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel. The book is a great introduction to top down knitting.
Dipped hems, asymmetic hems, side splits and tops with open backs are appearing on the high street this season.
Cropped tops are also trending, which is good news for impatient knitters.
Fringes and Tassels
Add fringing or tassels to your knits to give them a fresh fashion twist.
Lace and open stitch patterns are a great choice for knitted waistcoats and long line sleeveless cardigans. Tassels and fringes add the finishing touch.
Latest Knitting Goodies
20 beautiful slightly tweedy shades.
60% Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Llama. Chunky weight. 97m/50g.
Recommended needle size 6mm. Recommended tension: 16 stitches x 23 rows = 10cm x 10cm.