October 2012 News Archive

Afghanistan troops sent hundreds of woolly hats

Scottish woman knits 10,000 hats for Afghanistan soldiers

Hundreds of Afghanistan troops can hope to stay snug and warm this winter thanks to an Edinburgh-based knitting initiative to send them woolly hats.

Several knitting groups run in libraries across the city have joined forces with Parcels4Troops to send top-quality handmade headgear to soldiers se... read more

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

If you missed out on the London Knitting and Stitching Show earlier this month then fear not, as there are two more events in November.

Following on from the successful Alexandra Palace exhibition, you can still catch the Dublin event from November 1st to 4th, or alternatively if you're in northe... read more

Ann Kingstone claims knitwear has cast off its 'fuddy-duddy' image

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Following on from a hugely successful Wool Week, knitting is becoming even more appealing to the younger generation.

Knitwear designer Ann Kingstone claims that the craft is now one of the fastest growing hobbies among young people, and has cast off its 'fuddy-duddy' image.

She told the Huddersfi... read more

Graduate's winning knitwear design hits Topshop

Pixar perfects animated knitwear

An aspiring young knitwear designer has won a competition to have her jumpers stocked in Topshop.

Kingston University graduate Henrietta Jerram was named the winner of a national contest promoting the use of real wool in clothing.

Blending a heritage style with contemporary twists, Creative Boom ... read more

Red wool in demand for knitted Remembrance poppies

Knitters mark Remembrance Day with woollen poppies (Thinkstock)

This year's Remembrance Sunday on November 11th has seen an unusual knitting trend emerge.

Knitters and crocheters have been working hard to create their own hand-made Remembrance poppies, subsequently causing many knitting shops to run out of red yarn.

In Scotland this craze is sweeping the coun... read more

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