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Tyneside pupils pick up knitting skills

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Pupils in South Tyneside are picking up knitting skills thanks to a new instructional website.

Year six children at Jarrow Cross Primary School in Borough Road are now taking up this nifty hobby after South Shields arts venue The Customs House made a new educational platform online.

Shields Gazet... read more

Knitwear wows on London menswear catwalk

Knitwear wows on London menswear catwalk (Getty)

The London catwalks were awash with eccentric knitted designs this week as part of the Sibling show at London Collections.

Unusual was the name of the game at the fashion week, with this particularly event showcasing knitted menswear in a whole new way.

Woollen hoods and hats covered the models' ... read more

Crocheters drape 150-ft scarf in downtown Detroit

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls (iStockPhoto)

A group of crocheters drew attention to the craft this weekend in the best way they know how, by hanging a giant 150-ft handmade scarf in downtown Detroit.

The Happy Hookers club draped the creation around Passo di Danza, a statue which heralds the entrance of One Woodward Avenue in the city cent... read more

Mothers' Union knits balaclavas for Afghanistan troops

Mothers' Union knits balaclavas for Afghanistan troops (Thinkstock/Stocktrek)

A Mothers' Union from Doncaster has come up with a crafty way to help troops keep warm while serving in Afghanistan.

Cawthorne Mothers' Union has chosen to hand knit dozens of open-faced balaclavas for the Coldstream Guards, Barnsley Chronicle reports, allowing the soldiers to slide them under th... read more

Knitting group donate clothing to Leicester children's ward

Knitting group donate clothing to Leicester children's ward (iStockPhoto)

A local knitting group has taken to fundraising in order to help Leicester communities.

The Oakham Knit and Natter Club have been hard at work recently creating a range of cosy little pieces of clothing for a children's ward at Leicester General Hospital.

More than 50 items have been handmade fro... read more

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