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Find out the latest trends and what’s hot in the knitting world! Discover up and coming designers, share your stories and team up with our charities to knit for good causes. Gain an understanding of the history of knitting and how it is evolving to meet modern day demands.

How to Make Afterthought Buttonholes

How to Make Afterthought Buttonholes

Isn’t it frustrating knitting a cardigan and having to deliberate over the best placement of the buttonholes based...

Viva Vittoria Decorate Piazza Santa Croce with Handknitted Squares

Viva Vittoria Decorate Piazza Santa Croce with Handknitted Squares

This month Viva Vittoria, a volunteer project, decorated the 3,000 square meters of the Piazza Santa Croce...

How to Make a Cardigan Using Learn Swatches

How to Make a Cardigan Using Learn Swatches

Ready to dive into the world of knitting but don’t know where to start? Love all the textures and patterns that you can create...

How to Choose a Substitute Yarn

How to Choose a Substitute Yarn

Are you a knitter who has ever felt lost when it comes to choosing the perfect yarn for your project?

How to Knit Socks

How to Knit Socks

Socks may look like a daunting project to take on, but trust us, they are a very achievable project for a beginner...

How to Make Tassels, PomPoms and Fringes

How to Make Tassels, PomPoms and Fringes

Do you want to add a fun and playful touch to your knitting or crochet projects? Tassels, pompoms and fringes...

How to Make a Headband Twist

How to Make a Headband Twist

A step-by-step guide to making the deceptively simple but very chic twist at the centre of the ‘About Town’ headband...

How to Sew Using the Kitchener Method

How to Sew Using the Kitchener Method

The Kitchener stitch is used to join – or ‘graft’ - two sets of live stitches together while creating an invisible seam...

How to Knit Cables

How to Knit Cables

Have you seen a beautiful pattern adjourned with intricate cable motifs which you would love to knit one day but don’t...

How to Knit an I-Cord

How to Knit an I-Cord

A knitted I-cord is a very useful and versatile thing. They are most often used for ties which may accompany the item you are knitting...

How to Knit Magic Loop

How to Knit Magic Loop

Slide the stitches onto the cable and gentle fold the cable in half, making sure that the yarn length that...

Understanding a Yarn Ball Band

Understanding a Yarn Ball Band

Every ball of yarn comes with a band – or label – attached to it, detailing everything you need to know about the yar...

Find a knitting group near you!

If you're keen to join a Knit and Knatter we've got some great tips, start by checking out your local community centres or yarn shops in your area, they often host knitting groups where you can meet fellow enthusiasts and share your passion. You can also search online for knitting forums or dedicated social media groups. It's a wonderful way to connect with like-minded people, learn new techniques and share your knitting projects!

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New Smart Patterns Out Now! 

It’s that time again! Our library is getting bigger — new Smart Patterns have just arrived on Smart Knit It®, ready for you to browse and select from. If you’re between projects or fancy something brand new to knit away at, this is right up your street!

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Meet some of our Designers

Learn a little more about some our designers and see what makes them tick. They're a creative bunch who specialise in a varity of styles from vintage to modern, complex construction to easy knits - you're bound to find inspiration amongst them! 

Meet the Designer - LilySteeple

Meet the Designer - LilySteeple

Meet LilySteeple, who specializes in creating new and vintage knitting patterns with a particular interest in 1930s and 40s fashion.

Meet the Designer - Cat Crafty Knits

Meet the Designer - Cat Crafty Knits

Meet one of our amazing knitwear designers, Cat! Cat is based in the North Devon countryside where she lives...

Meet the Designer - Dot

Meet the Designer - Dot

Meet local designer, Dot Bremner, from Elgin, Scotland. Dot has been knitting since she was 6 years old, accumulating a huge...

Meet the Designer - Arly Knits

Meet the Designer - Arly Knits

Arlene is a multi-talented knitwear designer, pattern maker, and knitting tutor based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has...

Meet the Designer - The Woolly Badger

Meet the Designer - The Woolly Badger

Meet one of our amazing designers Jacki, aka. The Woolly Badger! Jacki lives in Bristol with her husband and two...

Your patterns featured on Smart Knit It®

We’re on the look out for new designers to join the Knit It® Pattern Partnership! We're searching long and hard to find the right designers who fit in with Knit It®s image, values and truely understand what we are all about. If you think this could be you get in touch and tell us a little more about yourself...

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