January 2013 News Archive

Wool trends unravelled at Vogue Knitting Live

Wool trends unravelled at Vogue Knitting Live

This weekend saw crowds of knitters flock to the Marriott Marquis in New York for the prestigious Vogue Knitting Live.

Featuring a series of fashion shows, lectures, workshops and seminars, this famous event ensured it had something for everyone.

From seasoned professionals to beginners who have ... read more

Knitter designs woolly walk-through aquarium

Knitter designs woolly walk-through aquarium

A knitter in Devon has come up with an ingenious way to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), by creating a massive walk-through aquarium out of wool.

Alison Bideford had previous experience of making huge projects, having already supervised the knitting of a 25ft Christ... read more

Mum uses knitting to raise money for family hospice

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

A mum from Droitwich has raised thousands of pounds for a local hospice in memory of her son.

Sue Fletcher, who's son Paul was cared for by St Richard's Hospice, has vowed to do her very utmost to donate what she can to the charity and has turned to knitting to ensure she can bring in even more m... read more

Kind-hearted crocheter appeals for yarn donations

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

A kind-hearted crocheter is once again appealing to her local community for yarn to enable her to continue her charity work.

Terri Williams from Duluth, Minnesota, has been giving away free mittens, hats and scarves to those in need over the past seven years, however relies upon donations to carr... read more

Vancouver grannies teach knitting to students

Vancouver grannies teach knitting to students (iStockphoto)

Grandmothers in Vancouver are making it their business to teach knitting skills to the next generation as part of a new project.

Vernon's Knitting Grannies have been helping local high school students knit one purl one in order to bring joy to patients at the Children's Hospital in Vancouver and ... read more

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