Tuesday, 5 December 2017

All I want For Christmas

This month is THE time for Christmas shopping. If you are planning to buy something
for one of your knitting or crochet friends, or your family wants to know what to get you, we
have some wonderful accessories in the Knit-Pro range.

Our hand blocked fabrics are extremely popular. As well as a lovely selection of project bags and needle or hook clutches and rolls, we also now offer two other products you might like.

You can never have too many stitch markers but, instead-of scrabbling around in the bottom of your project bag to find them, our new Stitch Marker Pouch will keep them safe for you.

Do you use a lot of knitting charts?  Then why not take a look at our chart keepers which come in a range of our lovely fabrics.

If you are looking for a beautiful and useful, investment accessory, our Swift and Ball
Winder could be just the thing. Both are hand-made in plain or our signature wood to a very high quality.  The KnitPro Swift will expand to accommodate any size of hank and the Ball Winder winds the most stable balls you will ever have seen.

If you are on the hunt for stocking fillers, Knit Pro has lots to offer.  How about a handy Yarn Cutter, some Stitch Holders, a Clicky row counter or these handy DPN tubes.  Useful, practical and just what knitters and crocheters need.

We hope we have tempted you with our eatures products, but if you want to see more from KnitPro, visit our website.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning a pack of Stitch Markers and a Stitch Marker Pouch, visit our Facebook page.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

We are very proud of the products we make for knitters and crocheters all over the world from our headquarters in India.  So proud, in fact, that we want to get as many of them in to your hands as possible, which is why we regularly hold giveaways on our Facebook page and in our newsletter.

But Christmas is special, isn’t it?  We are delighted to announce our 12 days of Christmas giveaway.  Launching on 4th December we will be giving away a lovely prize every day.

Here’s what you could win:

Yarn Cutter
Set of Tunisian Crochet Hooks
Circular needle
Stitch Marker Pouch
Set of Interchangeable needles
DPN needle roll
Sew-on Bag Kit
Interchangeable needle clutch 
Crochet Hook
Chart Keeper 
Elephant Needle and Hook View Sizer
Set of Waves Crochet Hooks

Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out how to enter.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tips For Christmas Knitting and Crochet

This is often the time of year when you will see a steely glint in the eye or a look of complete panic on the faces of knitters and crocheters.  It's Christmas gift knitting time and with just over 2 months to go, the pressure is on.  We turned to our lovely friends on our Facebook page for some ideas of how to get everything done in time and the kind of projects that work well to give to loved ones and friends. Here's their advice for you.

Heather Anderson  I am knitting 4 pairs of socks, an adult sized blanket, a cowl, a scarf and several dishcloths. Im already feeling a bit of panic when I look at the calendar! I have everything "scheduled" for certain dates and times, but am still knitting as fast as I can with all the time I can find!! Fingers crossed that it all gets done in time for shipping before the rush!!! Good luck to everyone else trying to figure out where all the time and energy is going to come from! 

Jayne Stumbles I usually start early in the year....my tip is to give yourself plenty of time

Theresa Pilsbury I make a list as soon as Christmas is over and work my way through during the year. Like others I always have socks on the go and they are easily the most requested gifts.

Solway Kenyon I start my Christmas present making in January, and try to make one a month. Same with cards and ornaments one a month and then no drama in November trying to make 10 pairs of socks.

Kate Jackson I've always got socks on my needles, and any I don't need for myself become presents. My Knit Pro dpn holders ensure my project is portable. 

Jennie Craig I always make socks for family members. I take it in turns who gets them - this year it will be my mum and sisters.  I am usually still knitting them on boxing day for people I will see after Christmas day! 

Alison Routley I usually do scarves or cowls in a colour I know the person loves. I start in August or before that with choosing yarns and matching up patterns for each person. I start work on them in mid to late October, after I've finished my handmade items for a local charity's annual fundraising auction.

Stacey Matheson I take a simple pattern then play around with the colourwork. E.g. socks in different variegated wool, hand warmers with different scandi colourwork. Scarves with different lacework.

Jan Johnson Socks for my sister...I forgot one year and I got a plaintive " no socks?"!!!

Uley Blue Simple but effective shawlettes  for my female friends. Each takes one skein of merino sock yarn, knitted up on my trusty KP Symfonie circs!

Carole Williams I have been making scarf's and cushion covers,throws for my sons and at the moment I am in the middle of making a king size quilt, my first.

Monika Soltysik I've made a list of gift projects in the end of summer already. Hand knitted towels makes great gift for every woman, especially paired with homemade soap. I started to knit them last month and still keep going.

Tessa Ruth Pettitt I make what the person wants or needs, it's not necessarily Christmas themed. It's personal to the recipient.

Lynne Stephens Been knitting gifts since May for presents. Last one finished today just washing and blocking now. Use various patterns but mainly free ones from various knitting sites. Now time to start projects for myself lol x

Karen Nichols-Juniper My tip for Christmas.is to make special things for those who are closest to you. They will know what a yarn nut you are and appreciate the effort.

Daca Milos I only make few gifts so I have the time for it.But always choose simple and quick pattern for something useful.

Carol Warrington I let my family choose what they would like me to knit. It all goes pear shaped when people fail to provide measurements and expect me to make other things at this time of year!

Sue Ticehurst I design my own wrist warmers but make them without thumbs so they are quick. I embellish with beads or fur effect wool or fancy edges so that they are then unique.

Christine Miller I'm making pom pom wreaths, good for using odd balls of wool, I make the pom poms in the evening whilst relaxing, use a hot glue gun to attach the pom poms, I use a polystyrene wreath base available in various sizes.

Ann Graham I am making these Christmas pudding baubles for all the ladies at my knit n natter. I started in January and just knit one every now and then in between other projects.

Rachael Matthewman I'll be making more chocolate orange covers this year - they went down a treat at work last year https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/feb/2/16/1f642.png:)

Linda Kennett I make my friends a little something , to hang on their trees, to have on our last girls night before Christmas. 1st year tiny hats with their names on. Last year little fair isle stockings. This year is under wraps at mo but will be again be something for their trees.

Charlie Ward Making baubles! The Arne & Carlos book is fantastic for following!
Sarah-Jane Ward I knit for a local charity in the run up to Christmas. The money they raise by selling mini Christmas stockings and mittens goes towards providing Physiotherapy for people with M.S.

Anji Warden I'm making blanket, pet beds and hat sets for the homeless this year. I make sure I set three evenings a week to focus just on those. 

Kay Whittaker Have a backup plan!

Thanks to everyone who so generously shared their advice.  Better get back to it!