Five Reasons Every Child Should Learn How To Knit

Beth Searle | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents
Beth Searle

Who taught you how to knit? Almost everyone I know has that one person who taught them how to knit or crochet or cross-stitch when they were young. ...

Man Knits Spectacular Jumpers Featuring Famous Landmarks To Wear On His Travels

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Style

We all spend a while planning our holiday wardrobes but one man has taken it a step further and knits jumpers to wear on his travels. Sam Barksy from ...

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

VAT Moss or VAT Mess?

Juliet Bernard | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Juliet Bernard

Imagine if you ran a lemonade stall outside your home just like the HSBC advertisement. You may have been successfully selling lemonade to your neighbourhood and paying your VAT like a good little taxpayer. What if the rules changed and now you had to ask each and every customer where they lived?

Knit 1 Bike 1 - A Cycling and Yarn Journey Around Scotland

Janet Renouf-Miller | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Renouf-Miller

What on earth inspired me to knit, crochet and cycle my way around Scotland? I have a habit of cycling with my eyes on the verge and on recent rides have found a whole drum kit in a stream, £40 along with a condom and several beer cans (we all know the story there!) and even a pair of sparkly black and gold high heels on a fence.

Life-Long Learning

Juliet Bernard | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

One of the greatest joys of being a knitter is passing on your skills to other people, although I have to admit it took me nearly 40 years before I felt I had enough skills to teach anyone else.

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

A New Venture

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been a while since my last blog post and a lot has changed over the last few months. My previous posts were all about being a graduate and how I was coping with the shock of the real world. Well, I'm still coping with the shock of the real world but as it's 2015 and indeed a good six months since I graduated, I think I must officially call myself a grown up...

How To Twerk...Google Reveals The Things We Most Wanted To Learn

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you Googled 'How to twerk' shortly after the dancing phenomenon swept the nation (thanks Miley) then we have news for you... You're not the only on...

A Yarn Review - Noro Janome

Juliet Bernard | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

Autumn/Winter is the best season for knitters, as far as I'm concerned, with wonderful colours and sumptuous soft and lustrous fibres in an amazing array of yarns.

Knitting on Holiday

Juliet Bernard | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

This year will be the first in quite a while that we haven't gone on a holiday by car. We will be flying to Sardinia, which presents me with a bit of a problem. My knitting and crochet. In a people carrier it doesn't matter if you sneak in a couple of extra projects to keep you happy - just in case you understand.

Knitting For Soldiers in the First World War

Juliet Bernard | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

With World War I and its horrors so much in the public mind I wanted to share the impact that this war to end all wars had on the day-to-day life of women and children in this country through the most normal of items - a knitted sock. The formidable Queen Mary led the movement to keep our troops warm during winter in the trenches, when Lord Kitchener asked her to undertake the huge task of providing 30,000 pairs of socks for our brave lads.

World Wide Knit in Public Day - Knook, Needles or Loom?

Juliet Bernard | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

WWKIP Day made me think about how people get in to knitting. I have been a knitter for more years than I care to admit but I would say that it is in the last 15 years that I have learned the most and I wouldn't be without my needles.

Why Do We Need Yarn Shop Day?

Juliet Bernard | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

In the UK we are about to celebrate a momentous event in the crafting calendar. Yarn Shop Day will take place this Saturday, 3 May but I'm sure you already had it in your diary.

How Knitting Could Benefit Your Health: Including Helping Depression, Memory Loss And Anxiety

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Not only does knitting allow us to make cute beanies and chunky jumpers, the pastime can have a beneficial affect on our health and help to tackle str...

Weekend Shopping: Under the Fashion Microscope with DEGEN

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Whilst DEGEN's cheeky clothing and its luxe grunge leanings may not be for everyone, the artistry and style DNA that goes into each piece is unquestionably laudable. I love how the witty, playful spirit of her work is balanced by the effortless cool of the DEGEN models...

Julia Gillard Can Knit If She Damn Well Wants To

Rebecca Allen | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

Julia Gillard, who just wants to get on with being Prime Minister, and keeps being reminded that she's a woman and is therefore inferior at everything. Julia is in Australian Women's Weekly this week, with a picture of her knitting a kangaroo for the royal baby. The internet, the opposition party, several news outlets and some knitting purists are up in arms.

Living the Slow Life in 2013

Jon Wilks | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

Time is not a disposable commodity at all - the more of it the better. In my quest to save a bob or two and make the moment last, I've turned to those in the know. I've turned to the slow lifers.

Jessica Elgot

Can Knitting On Trees Stop Crime? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Knitting might be proven to help prevent stress, manage depression and lower blood pressure - but few realise it can also fight crime. Neighbourhoo...

Anna Söderström: Spinning Yarns

Jason Holmes | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

Anna is an advocate of the Drapers SOS Save Our Skills campaign which also has the backing of Arcadia boss Philip Green. Save Our Skills champions the sourcing of product categories which are no longer cost effective to produce offshore.

My Top Three London Pub Alternatives

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

So, for the serious ones on the wagon, pregnant women, and people like me who shouldn't drink on medication, here are my top three non boozy alternatives to a good night out. Girly as these suggestions are, I have tried them to success out on men.

18 Weird Student Societies You MUST Join

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There are many weird and wonderful societies in studentville but some are more bizarre than others. From the rock paper scissors society to the ket...

The Country of Knitters

Caroline Collinson-Jones | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Collinson-Jones

In our film about Iceland, you may have noticed locals and tourists alike sporting some top-notch knitwear. Iceland is a country famous for its lopi sweater, and its knitting tradition goes back many hundreds of years. It's something that is well worth exploring for visitors of an artistic bent.

Knitting is for Cool Kids

Susanne Remic | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Susanne Remic

When I first picked up a pair of knitting needles, it was a terribly un-cool thing to do. I suppose my peers were outside, climbing trees or playing knock and run like all the other popular kids.