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  • New In Knitting Wool at Calico Laine

    We are going knitting mad here at Calico Laine. Our favourite British Knitting Wool brand, Stylecraft, has launched some beautiful new lines and we just couldn't resist. With everything from luxury yarns, to new twists on old favourites, we are very proud of our yarn range and accessories. Knitting and crochet is an integral part of our Calico Laine community. Meaning, we are always excited to bring new products to our customers. Starlight Knitting Wool This beautiful Aran weight wool has a subtle sparkle when knitted up to give your projects an extra special fini… Read More
  • Knitting Wool for the Spring with Calico Laine

    Spring is such a lovely time of year. The sun is beginning to come out and the days are getting a bit brighter. You may think this means your knitting projects get put away for the Winter, but there are plenty of knits you can create for the Spring months. Here at Calico Laine, we have plenty of Knitting Wool for lighter projects. Baby Knitting Wool A brilliant project to knit up through the warmer months are baby garments. Why not try our Wondersoft DK Prints Win a gorgeous pastel mix? These knit up easily to create beautiful print designs and colours. DK (or Do… Read More
  • Knitting Wool - DIY Easy Chunky Blanket

    I think most people would agree that knitting is one of the most therapeutic forms of crafting there is. It's something you can do whilst watching the TV of an evening and can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. Knitting Wool can be a little overwhelming to choose from but here at Calico Laine, we offer a wide variety for every project and taste. Stylecraft Life DK and Life Chunky are brilliant standard weight wools with a soft feel and easy knit. We are always updating our colour range with seasonal shades and vibrant tones. Our range of St… Read More
  • The Many Uses of Stylecraft Knitting Wool

    Knitting is an extremely popular hobby for all ages. You can create almost anything with Knitting Wool. Items such as clothing, accessories and interior items can all be made by knitting. Different wool's are particularly effective for different items you are creating. Here at calico laine we stock a variety of Stylecraft Knitting Wool in many colours and designs. Aran Knitting Wool Aran Wool is named after the piece of clothing - the aran jumper. It is a medium weight yarn that is ideal for creating clothing pieces such as jumpers and cardigans. As well as these … Read More
  • Our new Stylecraft knitting wool range

    We’ve wanted to introduce knitting wool to our range of products for a while, so when we recently added Stylecraft knitting wool to our website we couldn’t wait to let you all know about it! Perfect knitting wool for beginner’s knitting Stylecraft is the perfect knitting wool for anyone who is looking to start knitting, as their cosy blend of 51% wool and 49% acrylic is both fashionable and practical for beginners. As a hobby, knitting has increased in popularity over the years, so we decided that it was important to include it for all of our budding knitte… Read More
  • How to make Pom Poms using Wool

    Brr! It certainly is chilly now that December has hit us at Calico Laine! If you are looking for a fun project to do whilst remaining in the warmth and comfort of your own home, we suggest you wander over to our YouTube channel and take a look at How To create your own pom poms using balls of wool. This is a fun little project to do with children, and they can be used on items such as winter hats, coats and other garments, as well as for cute and unique Christmas decorations such as unusual baubles to display on your Christmas tree! To go straight to the video, cl… Read More
  • Knitting Wool

    When starting a new project deciding on which Knitting Wool to use can be a perplexing task, especially when new to knitting. There are lots of factors to take into account such as the wool specified on a pattern you may be using, who you are knitting for and any potential allergies that they may have. Knitting for babies is a common cause for starting a new project and this is where attention to which Knitting Wool you choose is most important. You have to avoid 100% wool as it can be too hot and scratchy for babies. In addition to this it is common for new borns… Read More
  • Knitting Wool - Autumn Style

    With the days getting shorter, the weather taking a turn for the cold and wet and the leaves on the trees changing colour it can only mean that autumn is drawing in. With the change of season comes a change in fashion and this year wool is all in so why not purchase Knitting Wool  and get to work mimicking the style of the season with your own touch. Autumn has arrived The bigger the knit the better, seems to be the motto of all the top fashion designers. Long chunky knit cardigans and jumpers reaching the knees means there will be a lot of knitting to be done.… Read More
  • Knitting Wool: Knitting for the Upcoming Winter

    With only five months until the big day, it isn't too early to be thinking about your loved ones at Christmas. During the last few years Christmas jumpers have become hugely popular, and although they are sold in many shops, the best ones have an individuality that our Knitting Wool at Calico Laine can spark. At Calico Laine, our Aran Knitting Wool is by Stylecraft, who are a leading market force in high quality and excellent value Knitting Wool. Aran yarn has a reputation for it's use in jumpers, gloves, cardigans and even hot water bottles, all of which could k… Read More
  • Knitting for the Summer Months

    When people think of Knitting they generally think of the big jumpers, scarves and gloves worn in the cold winter months but this is not the only time of year that you can wear hand knitted items and the garments do not have to be bulky and thick. Knitters like to knit clothes all year round and there are a number of Knitting Wools on the market that are ideal for the summer months. One of our newest wools is the Senses Lace Knitting Wool which is Stylecraft's first lace yarn. It is a mixture of acrylic and mohair giving it a luxurious and soft feel with a rich sh… Read More

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