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Tag Archives: Knitting Yarn

  • 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
  • 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 Accessories

    As well as selling Knitting Wool we also stock a range of Knitting Accessories that are very useful items when it comes to knitting. Knitting Accessories allow you to achieve the most beautiful knitted projects and provide you with everything you need to make sure your projects are successful. Cable Knitting Needles When it comes to knitting whether you a beginner or have knitted for years there are still a variety of Knitting Accessories that you can learn from. A variety of knitting accessories we stock include Row Counters, Stitch Markers, Pom Pom Makers, Bobb… Read More
  • The Health Benefits of Knitting

    Many of our customers are avid fans of knitting and like to do this as a hobby in the evenings rather than spending the evening watching the television. Knitters tend to find the process of knitting Wool relaxing and there has been a lot of talk recently about the art of knitting Wool being therapeutic and beneficial to your long term health. In 2013, a survey of over 3,500 knitters found that 81.5 percent of people found that they were happier in themselves when they were knitting Wool. This is one of the reasons that occupational therapists are now using the pro… Read More
  • Baby Wools at Calico Laine

    If you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new addition to your family, you might be wondering what you can do to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world – and what better way than a handmade Knitted gift? Here at Calico Laine, we have lots of customers who are always knitting for babies; from their own children and grandchildren to Knitting for charities or the baby unit at your local hospital, here are some of our customers’ favourite choices for Knitting garments for babies and children. With any garment for children, it is important that it is soft… Read More
  • Springtime Knitting at Calico Laine

    Now that we’re getting into May, the weather is slowly but surely warming up and heading towards the glorious summer full of sunshine. You might think that it is time to stash those winter woollies away for the year until we hit winter again, but what do you wear on those colder days that are just a bit too chilly to go without a coat? If you aren’t ready to put your knitting needles away just yet, then why not start some springtime Knitting projects to keep your fingers busy? Here at Calico Laine, we stock all different types of Wool for every kind of Knittin… Read More
  • Wools and Knitting at Calico Laine

    Aside from all of the fantastic fabrics and hundreds of haberdashery products that we sell here at Calico Laine, we also sell all kinds of different types of Wool, perfect for any knitting project whether it is a jumper for an adult or a blanket for a new baby. Whatever your skill level is, if you just are a beginner all the way up to expert knitter, we are bound to have the right kind of Wool for your project. All of our Wools are of the highest quality possible, and they all have brilliant ranges of colours available with many different shades to choose from. Th… Read More

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