December 2013 News Archive

Great-gran knits Christmas sweaters for her whole family

Sheffield charity shop knits 'prove hugely successful'

The family of a great-grandmother is starting to reap the benefits of her project to knit Christmas sweaters for the lot of them in time for the festive season.

Doreen Gover, 78, started her huge challenge in January, but she got the idea in October 2012 when she knitted her son-in-law and daught... read more

Crafter aims to have yarn-bombing made a permanent fixture

Young farmers show off their knitting skills

A keen knitter in the US is working towards making a temporary yarn-bombing project a permanent fixture in her home town.

The art form involves streets, buildings and trees being decorated with brightly-coloured wool knitted or crocheted into beautiful designs, something that is believed to have ... read more

Knitivity scenes spring up all over Britain

Knitivity scenes spring up all over Britain

People all over the country will be excitedly getting their Christmas decorations out now we are firmly into Advent, with many homes no doubt dusting off a nativity scene and placing it in a prime position.

However, while these miniature depictions of the birth of baby Jesus are typically made fr... read more

Stay warm and chic with a pair of knitted wrist-warmers

Harrogate to be home to sewing cafe

If you cast your mind back to the clothes your grandparents wore, you may remember much-darned socks, trilby hats and perhaps even wristers, also known as wrist-warmers.

These were the woollen items made to cover the lower arms and loop over the thumbs for added warmth - they bridged the gap betw... read more

Knitted tree boosts Christmas spirit in Fenstanton

More young people are taking up knitting

A village in Cambridgeshire is building the seasonal atmosphere thanks to a Christmas tree with a difference.

Fenstanton Knitters and Natters has produced 800 squares of colourful yarn to create a tree that is approximately nine feet tall. Some 200 toys were then attached to the creation in order... read more

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