Knitting

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.