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  • Knitting Wool Online at Calico Laine

    Knitting is once again becoming a very popular hobby, and we could not be happier about that. Here at Calico Laine we are very proud of wool department. All our yarns come from our favourite brand, Stylecraft. As they are fast becoming one of the UK’s leading brands in the knitting and crochet world, we can guarantee the highest quality, alongside style. We aim to stock a wide range knitting wool, from the key essentials, to latest fashion trends. Batik Elements DK Wool A favourite of ours from the Fashion Collection is the Batik Elements. This is a double knitt… Read More
  • 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
  • Taking a look inside Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine we're always hearing from our customers that our shop is like an Aladdin's cave and they're right. I like to think that our Liscard Calico Laine store is like our own T.A.R.D.I.S, small on the outside and bigger on the inside. Plenty of people who have shopped with us for years don't even realise that Calico Laine has an upstairs! There is so much to see at Calico Laine that you could spend hours and hours just pottering about in all the different parts of the shop. Our staff know all the ins and outs, nooks and cranny's of our fabulous … 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
  • 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 - pom pom making

    Knitting Wool can be used for a large variety of projects not just knitting up garments and other items as a lot of people think. In fact wool is often used for crocheting, crafts and making pom poms which is what I use my Knitting Wool for. When creating pom poms the first thing you need to is decide on the size you would like to make it. As I make pom poms for knitted hats and they have a certain deign mine are always the same size which is quite large. As there are not many pom pom makers available that are a larger size I cut my maker out of thick cardboard. Y… Read More

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