March 2013 News Archive

Man targets international knitting success

Nimble-fingered lady spends nine months knitting Christmas toys (iStockPhoto)

Stereotypes of the traditional knitter are long gone and nowadays it's perfectly normal to come across young people and men picking up a pair of needles.

Daniel Yuhas, a professional knitter and teacher, agrees that while he is certainly in a female-dominated industry, this doesn't bother him as ... read more

Premature babies kept warm by Putnoe knitting club

Premature babies kept warm by Putnoe knitting club

Premature babies in Stoke are being kept warm, thanks to the efforts of one knitting club in Putnoe.

The local library's Knit and Natter group has been producing a large number of woolly hats for the charity Knit for Peace, Bedfordshire on Sunday reported.

Meeting fortnightly, the club decided ... read more

Pom-poms used to prevent crime in Leicester

US knitters reminded they can carry needles on planes

Knitted pom-poms are being used to prevent crime in Leicester, with police turning to yarn bombing to put locals at ease.

Hundreds of pom-poms and knitted items are being strung from trees and lampposts in Bede Park and Great Central Way to encourage more people to use the passages.

Currently, ... read more

The Campaign For Wool launching new event at Somerset House

The Campaign For Wool event is not to be missed

This March, The Campaign for Wool will launch a massively exciting new event to be held at Somerset House, London, which will blow open the visual possibilities of interior design using our favourite fibre; wool.

Wool House will open its doors from March 13th to the 24th, and will be curated by th... read more

Knitted tea cosies display ‘the best and only way to drink tea’

Knitted tea cosies display ‘the best and only way to drink tea’ (Liquid Library)

A chef in a Somerset city has been encouraging residents to experience the "best and only way to drink tea”, with locals acting in kind with the aid of their knitting skills.

Jamie Mould, who is the head chef at the Bishop's Table at the Bishop's Palace in Wells, has urged his customers to ditch ... read more

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