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Tag Archives: Knitting

  • 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
  • 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
  • Crafts - Knitting Accessories

    Knitting is a one of the most popular Crafts for customers at Calico Laine and people of all ages are taking it up as a hobby, knitting clothes and accessories throughout the year and not just in the winter months as you would expect. Knitting has been a Craft for centuries, with the first evidence of knitting believed to be from Egypt. This early piece of knitting, using two needles, is a pair of socks and is believed to date back to the 11th Century. The word knitting is thought to originate from the Dutch language and is derived from the work knot. Originally… Read More
  • How To: Knit A Quick And Easy Bobble Hat

    If you are anything like me you will enjoy reading about how to make anything 'the quick and easy way'. Sometimes if I'm in a crafty mood I want to make something there and then with the end result being in the extremely near future. Living in England, almost all of the time, unless there is an unexpected heat wave, means even on the sunniest of days you need to wrap up with a hat, coat and scarf! Here at Calico Laine, in-store we stock a huge variety of different knitting wools that can be used for lots and lots of great craft projects! In todays blog, I will be … Read More
  • Knitting Wool for Autumn Fashion

    With the clocks due to change this coming weekend and the nights drawing in, autumn is well and truly in it's way. With the change of season comes a change in your wardrobe and knitted garments are the ideal choice for your autumn-winter wardrobe. We carry a wide range of Knitting Wool suitable for creating a variety of comfortable knitted items, ideal for keeping you cosy and warm as the temperatures drop. Our Knitting Wool is ideal for creating fashionable autumn items such as the jumper dress. Our selection of excellent quality Knitting Wool includes the most … 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 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
  • Knitting Wool

    The summer trends have been and gone and now all the stores are focussing on the trends that winter will bring. A trend that is always popular during the colder seasons is thick winter woollens as they are comfortable and cosy. If you like knitting or perhaps want to take it up as a hobby why not start preparing your winter woollens early. Here at Calico Laine we stock a wide range of Knitting Wool in different shades and styles for you to choose from. All our Knitting Wool is by the brand Stylecraft which is one of the best known and highly recommended wool brand… 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

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