Wednesday, 21 September 2016

KnitPro Launches First Designer Knit and Crochet Along

We are oh so excited to announce our first ever knit and crochet along in aid of global charity Knit For Peace, called the KnitPro Designer-along.

We have been working with a number of high profile designers and magazine editors who have created 12 gorgeous blanket squares.  They include Debbie Bliss, Arne and Carlos, Erika Knight, Jane Crowfoot, Lena Fedotova, Debbie Abrahams, Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet, Crochet Now, Inside Crochet and Let’s Knit.

Knit For Peace is an amazing organisation that works with groups of women in countries all over the world including India, where our factory is based. We wanted to create a flexible knit and crochet along to appeal to as many people as possible and we are delighted that so many well-known names have shared our vision for helping this charity.

Each week for six weeks one crochet and one knit design will be released.  The patterns will be downloadable from the Knit For Peace website in return for a donation of £1 – all of which will go to the charity.  Each launch will feature a giveaway of products from our new collection.

We would love to see how you are getting on with the squares so please post your versions to our Facebook page or to Instagram using #KnitProPicknMix or #KnitProDesignerAlong so we can ooh and aah over them

At the end of the six weeks we will also be releasing all the designs in an e-book with ideas for blanket layouts using the squares and instructions for different borders.

The KnitPro Designer-along will launch on 26th September 2016 and run until the end of October. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on a single launch, join our newsletter list here.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

New Product Review – Needles, Hooks and Accessories


We are delighted to unveil the new additions to its collection of knitting needles, crochet hooks and accessories for 2016 and the exciting news is that they are now in a yarn shop near you.

Royale – the colour coded laminated birch wood needles

These laminated birch wood needles complemented with shiny brass tips were introduced last year as a limited edition set but were so popular that we have decided to introduce the complete range in individual sizes.  A major development in this range is the swivel mechanism which allows the cable to rotate - kink-free knitting and no more tangled cables!


Jumbo Birch Wood needles & crochet hooks
A dream come true for those chunky knits and crochet projects, the Jumbo Birch Wood Needles & Hooks are available in sizes 20mm up to 35 mm. The circulars from 20mm upwards come with new tubular cables that make handling chunky yarns so easy.



Basix birch wood - new sizes & ic needles


Basix birch wood needles from KnitPro have proved so popular that we have now increased the range which will now start from size 2.00mm. Sizes ranging from 2.00 to 3.75mm will be available in laminated birch wood due to the inherent strength of the wood and bigger sizes will be available in normal birch wood.
We are always keen to listen to our customers  and following lots of requests  we have also added normal & special Interchangeable Circular Needles to this range.


Bigger sizes in Zing

The ever-lustrous Zing needles are very much in demand by knitters – the feedback  from so many of you has been fantastic. They are now available in sizes up to 12.00mm so more of you can enjoy this gorgeous range.





Symfonie and Nova -25cm fixed circulars
To help make the knitting of small diameters projects such as sleeves, dolls clothes, gloves and socks, we have introduced 25cm fixed circular needles in both Symfonie wood and Nova metal in sizes  2.00 to 5.00mm.




New accessories

We are introducing some essential  accessories to our extensive range, including Colour Coded Cables, a handy Yarn Cutter, Repair Hooks, Wool Needles, Circular Needle Protectors as well as the new improved version of Clicky.
The Colour Coded Cables were originally part of the Royale Gift box we know how much you have loved being able to easily find just the right cable length for your latest project - no more measuring cables!

With so many products on offer, knitters and crocheters you might need to start your Christmas list early!



Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New Product Review - Bags and Clutches

As a dedicated knitted or crocheter it is very easy to accumulate a large number of accessories and notions which you regard as absolutely essential.
One of our team admits to more than 25 crochet hooks, at least 15 fixed circular needles, three tape measures and a jar of stitch markers – she refuses to add up the interchangeable tips and dpns.
There is always another set of needles, cable or hook that you need or want so storing and organising this kit is as important as finding space for your yarn stash. Knitters and crocheters come up with all sorts of solutions – we’ve heard of people using fishing fly wallets for circular needles and cables or using the presentation tube from a whisky bottle to store straight needles. If you have bought or been given sets of interchangeable or double pointed needles you may have a useful box or wallet you may be able to add other needles in. But if not you need other options.
This is something that KnitPro has considered for the newly launched collection with lots of storage options available for all your needles, notions, hooks etc. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites.

The Amber pouches are a great away to store your knitting and crochet accessories as well as small projects. 



The triangular pouches in the Grace range could be just what you need for your crochet hooks or dpns.

If you want to sort out your interchangeable tips,  there is a range of cases such as this one in the Glory collection.

 

Or collect needles tips, cables, fixed circulars and other useful items in one of the Eternity assorted cases. 



Or if you can’t find exactly the right combination in any of the cases, create your own with this ring binder case which takes plastic inserts with a variety of pocket configurations.
 
You can view our complete collection of bags and storage solutions here.