May 2013 News Archive

Welsh knitters aim to make lighthouse scarf

Welsh knitters aim to make lighthouse scarf

While knitting giant scarves may be a popular way of raising money for crafty groups, one community in Wales has taken this idea one step further.

Knitting fanatics at the Burry Port Crafty Moves group have launched a project to encourage more people in the town to get knitting, the Llanelli Star... read more

Brazilian prisoners knit for freedom

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls (iStockPhoto)

A Brazilian prison has come up with an innovative new role for its prisoners.

Euro News reports that Brazilian fashion designer Raquelle Guimaraes was short on staff but was keen to boost production for her clothing line.

But rather than train locals in the art of knitting and crocheting, she too... read more

Part time Rowan consultant position available

We are recruiting design consultants

Rowan yarns are seeking a Part Time Consultant in John Lewis Nottingham. This is a Saturday position.

Applicants should have a creative flair and knowledge of hand knitting and Rowan products.

Some retail experience is also beneficial for this unique position. If you are interested in becoming a ... read more

Must-try knitting patterns for May

Must-try knitting patterns for May (Thinkstock)

While knitting is known for being more of a winter hobby, allowing you to make woolly jumpers, beautiful blankets and chunky scarves, this isn't the only season in which you can have fun with yarn. 

During the spring and summer months, having a relaxing crochet or knitting project on the go can b... read more

Town attempts record breaking needles and crochet hook

Town attempts record breaking needles and crochet hook (Thinkstock)

A town in Illinois is attempting to break two Guinness World records, after making giant wooden knitting needles and a crochet hook.

The small community of Casey this week had the items officially measured at Monroe Elementary School, with steward Nicole Weigand confirming that it will take two w... read more

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