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Marks & Spencer hosts live knitting installation

Marks & Spencer hosts live knitting installation

Knitters up and down the country will be preparing to celebrate this month's Wool Week, a time when we can unite in our love of all things knitted and purled.

Desperate not to be left behind Marks & Spencer is also getting involved in the action by hosting a live knitting installation in their Ma... read more

'Try loose-fit items' for maternity knitwear

'Try loose-fit items' for maternity knitwear (Thinkstock)

When expecting a baby, this is often a great excuse to practice your knitting, trying out baby clothes patterns or making tiny blankets.

But if you've got pretty crafty friends and family, chances are your home will quickly fill with booties and crocheted bonnets.

Pregnancy can also be a brilli... read more

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

A barge filled with bales of wool is preparing to retrace a 200-year-old trade route.

Travelling from Liverpool to Saltaire it will re-enact the wool transportation journey, eventually reaching its destination on October 11th, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The trip began back on August 15... read more

Paris Fashion Week showcases new knitwear

Knitting is becoming a fashionable pastime, says Lisa Bliss

Paris Fashion Week's current spring-summer 2013 runway shows are focusing on a range of fabrics, most notably, knitwear.

No longer the preserve of the older generations and babies, designers have been quick to show how wool can be used to create everyday on-trend pieces, as well as innovative hau... read more

Edinburgh tram targeted by yarn-bomber

WI members break Guinness World Record

A yarn-bomber with a sense of humour has taken their craft skills to the streets of Edinburgh, leaving an amusing sign on roadworks.

Protesting against the tram works on Princes Street the unknown individual left a crocheted sign saying 'Tramway to Hell' on the barriers surrounding the building s... read more

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