Monday, 26 October 2015

Words of Wisdom

When we are looking for inspiration and new patterns or techniques to try, we often turn to one of our favourite blogs.  There are so many knit and crochet bloggers out there that have so much to offer us – an invaluable resource to every yarn-based crafter.
Here are a few of our favourites which we hope you will enjoy.

Lucy’s blog, Attic 24, is a constant source of joy for us and many others.  Not only is she brilliant at guiding you through her new designs with comprehensive step-by-step photo tutorials but her sense of colour is amazing.  Every project is a winner.

A Playful Day is a very informative podcast and blog all rolled in to one with lots of reviews of yarns and books as well as illuminating interviews with key designers and personalities from the world of craft.  She also looks at a wider range of textile crafts that are really interesting.

We have followed Kate Davies’ blog practically since she started.  Her designs are iconic and she is so good at explaining her inspiration so that you feel really involved in each project.  But more than that, her posts that look at the history of knitting are brilliantly researched and always add to our knowledge.  Oh and don’t forget the fun posts from her dog, Bruce, as he cavorts around the Scottish hills.

Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch is one of the bright young stars of craft blogging.  She writes 
mainly about knitting but the odd bit of sewing does creep in – not surprising really since her mother appeared on the Great British Sewing Bee. The word Cwtch is welsh and means cuddle or cubbyhole.  At the moment she is featuring a top up sock with after-thought heel tutorial so head over there if you want some guidance.

Cherry Heart is a wonderfully cheerful blog written by Sandra, a stay at home mum.  Her adventures in craft are entertaining and we love her crochet designs. Her first loves now are knitting, crochet and thinking up new yarnie ideas – her passion for her craft really comes across in her blog.

Little Cotton Rabbits is a must for anyone who loves to knits toys.  Julie’s cats, dogs, rabbit, elephants and other toy animals are so beautifully made with gorgeous little clothes – we just wish she did jumper patterns for grown ups!  Julie is also a pretty fantastic photographer with captivating images of the world around her.

Do you have any blogs that you would like to share with us?  Leave a comment below and one of you will win a lovely prize.


  1. Kate Davies' blog is always so inspiring - her photos are full of colour and detail. I also read the Natural Suburbia blog for beautiful photos of knitting and food!

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  2. my favourite is Attic 24 :)

  3. Love the needle set, I'm knitting a shaw / blanket for my first grandson, using bamboo needles, circular. But after about 50cm with 236 stitches the plastic cable broke off. I ended up pushing end onto needle pointed side, and filed other end where cable came off, worked ok then other end did same so had to do same to that needle. However nearly finished shawl, and just knitting the borders now. Guess what? Same thing has happened to this set of needles. But intend to finish next two sides. Many thanks would love to win. Sandy McCulloch