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Knitting - Make Your Own Style

Welcome to KnittingBrain.com. We're here to keep you up to date with the latest in the world of knitting. Everything from gorgeous new knitting yarns to the latest knitting books. Our aim is to review knitting products and knitting books, share tips and ideas for making your knitting progress more smoothly, help you with your yarn substitutions and to generally share our love of knitting. If you also love crochet, check out our new sister site CrochetBrain.co.uk.

Try our knitter's personality test and find out what your strengths and weaknesses are, plus get tips for branching out based on your personality profile.

There is a cautionary tale about things that will eat woolens and other animal fibres, complete with pictures of what to look out for, see our knitwear care section for more details.

2 New Free Knitting Patterns.

There's the easy 3 stripe ribbed beanie and a simple 1 row lace scarf.

Latest Knitting Goodies

Adorn sock yarnSock Yarns

Adorn Sock Yarn

Fantastic medium fingering weight yarn from Three Irish Girls. With a wonderful range of shades to choose from, ideal for socks, gloves and shawls.

80% merino and 20% nylon. Machine washable. 393m per 100g. Available from purlescence.co.uk.

Araucania Ranco Sock Yarn

For all you avid sock knitters, try Araucania Ranco Sock Yarn. It's 75% wool with 25% polyamide to help it wear well. There are 343m (375yds) per 100g skein. Tension / gauge: 24 stitches to 10cm on 3.25mm needles. Hand wash only.

Quick Knits

Ideal for quick knit scarves: King Cole Galaxy Chunky. A chunky weight acrylic/wool blend yarn with sequins. 71m (78yds) per 50g ball. Tension / gauge: 14 stitches and 20 rows to 10cm on 6mm needles. Machine washable.

Autumn Winter 2012 -2013 Knitwear Fashion Trends

Peter pan collars, drop shoulders, drop stitch patterns and dipped hemlines - longer at the back.

There are plenty of variegated and novelty yarns in evidence in the high street fashion chains. Colour blocking and stripes are also popular.

Cables and lace / mesh stitches are still featuring strongly.

Owls

Owls are everywhere this season. Get the pattern that set the knitting world alight. Owls by Kate Davies is a beautiful design.

There is also an adorable version of the pattern for children called owlet.

Be sure to check out Kate's other fabulous design while you are on her site.


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