Wool stash competition


This competition has no ended and all prizes have been claimed.

The lucky winners of our competition are:

FIRST PRIZE: Sharon from Wrexham
SECOND PRIZE: Diana from Letchworth Garden City
THIRD PRIZE: Diane from Kettlebridge

Thanks to all who entered. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more competitions!

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Freebie Friday – Owl Hat



It’s Friday again so I have been on the hunt for my favourite free pattern of the week! Whilst browsing Pinterest I came across this incredibly cute owl pattern by Sarah over at Repeat Crafter Me.


This fab owl hat pattern is suitable from newborn size right up to adults and can be created in whatever colours you fancy; from soft pastel shades right up to multicoloured brights! The pattern has cute button details for the eyes and is finished with tassles on the top, you could even embellish the hats further if you wanted to make them a little bit more individual.

These would be ideal for the coming winter months and very popular for children for when they go back to school. The full free pattern can be found here, where Sarah has posted very good instructions including images to help you create the hat.

For lots of other patterns and wool check out our website.

Happy Knitting x


Our Favourite Knitting Websites


Ravelry is a social network purley for knitters. It focuses on connecting people based on the hobby of knitting and crochet. Imagine Facebook but just full of hobbyists sharing knitting ideas and patterns. Ravelry is a great place to meet people with the same hobby as you and you can even sell completed knits in their online marketplace to other members.

Knitting Pattern Central

This website is great for finding knitting patterns for a new project and they also have a great archive of knitting tutorials to help you learn new techniques to impress you friends at your next meet with your knitting group. You can also do the same and submit tips and tricks to the website for the rest of the community to read.

All Free Knitting

The All Free Knitting Website is totally dedicated to offering its users with a huge archive of Free knitting patterns and tutorials to help people become lovers of knitting. This website even goes to the extend to review all sorts of different types of Wool and Yarn, offering you the perfect place to find just what you need for any project you are embarking on.

UK Hand Knitting Association

This is a body that represents many things to do with knitting around the UK. Here you can find out about local craft groups, find local craft shops, find out about events and shows, and of course learn to knit. This website can be a very good starting point for a beginner to the world of knitting.

Kool Kotton DK Yarn by James C Brett

Introducing Kool Kotton by James C Brett in seven modern shades all at a great low price of £1.49 for a 50g ball. Available in Lime Green (KK12), Pink (KK1), Cream (KK5), Purple KK13, Rose Pink (KK15), Coral (KK7), White (KK4), Blue (KK3) and Lilac (KK2), this double knitting yarn is 50% cotton 50% acrylic, is machine washable and will knit to most dk patterns. It’s a soft and smooth yarn which will be perfect for your next knitting or crochet project (this yarn would be great for crochet flowers).

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Lime KK12)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Lime Green KK12)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn Pink KK1

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Pink KK1)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn Cream KK5

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Cream KK5)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Purple KK13)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Purple KK13)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Rose KK15)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Rose Pink KK15)

Kool Kotton Knitting Wool (Coral KK7)

Kool Kotton Knitting Wool (Coral KK7)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Lilac KK2)

Kool Kotton Knitting Yarn (Lilac KK2)