Happy Wool Week!

Wool Week 2017

Yarn fans, there’s an event this month that’s going to make you feel all warm and woolly inside. The Campaign for Wool’s eighth annual Wool Week runs from 7th – 22nd October, and is all about educating, inspiring and promoting the benefits of the fluffy stuff.

Stitch it Forward on Yarn Day

The sixth annual I LOVE YARN DAY will take place Saturday, October 15th and to celebrate the yarn industry will come together for another year of “stitching it forward” and spreading the love of yarn world-wide. Fiber fans across the globe are encouraged to share their affection for yarn and stitch it forward by teaching… Continue reading

Christmas Stocking Appeal

UK Hand Knitting launches Christmas Stocking Appeal for National Knitting Week, 3 – 9 October.

Buyer’s guide: Chunky yarn

The best thing about chunky yarn is that knitting and crochet projects grow fast – excellent news for those of us who have a list as long as our arm of things we’d like to make, today. What’s more, chunky yarn is choice fibre for whipping up something cosy such as winter scarves, jumpers and… Continue reading

Free Wool Week wallpaper for your gadgets

Free iPad wallpaper Wool Week | Mollie Makes

Meet Purl, a knitting superhero designed by Irena Sophia. Download our free wallpaper inspired by Wool Week for your mobiles and tablets

Ripple crochet pattern: How to crochet chevron cushions

Chevron crochet cushion patterns | Mollie Makes

Bring the look of your favourite interiors shop into your living room. Hook up Kath Webber’s exclusive chevron pillows with this ripple crochet pattern. What’s better than your standard everyday chevron print? One that’s stitched by you in pastel and monochrome yarns, and backed with vintage fabric that’s comfy to sit on – that’s what…. Continue reading

Knits for kids: gift ideas for tiny tots

Free knitting patterns for babies | Mollie Makes

Not only are our personal project lists growing, the family’s expanding too! And there’s more good news: teeny tiny jumpers and hats are way quicker to make than adult knits! Knitting garments can be a mammoth undertaking, yet the satisfaction of completing something you started months ago is so rewarding we continue to add gigantor projects… Continue reading

Matching knitwear for the whole family

Crochet shorts for friends | Mollie Makes

There’s something both bizarro and head-tiltingly sweet about the world of matching family outfits. While we’re not keen on co-ordinating with our partners (a tie to match the dress is about as far as we’ll go) the thought of parading around in matching knits tickles us. Imagine the whole family rigged out in these bobble hats or a… Continue reading

Campaign for Wool 2014 | UK Wool Week

Happy Wool Week, makers. Let’s support The Campaign for Wool by giving all that’s yarny the spotlight. Join us for a week of knits you can wear, decorate with and make from 6-12 October