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Stitch of the Week: Lattice Diamonds

Fancy learning a new stitch that will add that something extra to your project? Then we have just the thing! The Lattice Diamonds Stitch is ideal for intermediate knitters and is an easy way to jazz up a simple garment.  Lattice Diamonds This stitch is worked over a multiple of 16 stitches plus 2. 16 rows form the pattern. 1st row...

Stitch of the Week: Fisherman's Rib

This week we have a fabulous knitting stitch to share with you. The Fisherman's Rib Stitch will create beautifully textured garments, add a classic and complex look to your project with a stitch even beginners will be able to tackle! Fisherman’s Rib Stitch This stitch is worked over a multiple of 2 stitches. Repeat the 2nd row to form the...

Knitting Groups: Maini Iscusite

This month we’re introducing you to a slightly different kind of knitting group. Formed in the south-eastern European country Romania this knitting group is made up of knitters from across Europe including Italy, Spain, the UK and even has members from as far afield as New Zealand. It was Diana, a member who comes from across the Indian Ocean and...

How to Crochet: Joining Granny Squares

Need a quick and simple way for joining granny squares? Then we have the blog post for you! The lovely Mary Beth Temple has written this fab tutorial to make this task a breeze! Granny squares – they are so much fun to make, and there are a thousand plus variations, but how best to put them together? The three things you...

The World of Deramores

With a selection of award winning own brand ranges let us introduce you to six of our impeccable yarns. Below you'll find a selection of our aran, double knitting and chunky weight yarns that you’ll want to fill your stash with and keep on your needles and hooks all year round. These gorgeous yarns are not only fantastic quality but...

Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton: Life in the Knit Lane

We're pleased to welcome Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton back to the blog. This week she's here to tell you all about her knitting adventure in Chile - an educational and exciting trip; read on to find out more about this once in a lifetime experience...  Hello fellow fiber fans! Cornelia here... In June 2016 I taught knitting workshops at the Materia Prima Magazine's...

Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton: Life in the Knit Lane

Please, welcome guest blogger and knitwear designer Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, who has a special little treat for you this festive season.  Hello fellow knitters, Cornelia here. Welcome to my blog post, Life in the Knit Lane! As many of you know I have been designing knits for quite some time. What you might not know is what keeps me designing......

Knitting Groups: Aberdeen University Knitting Society

This month we’re back in the UK in the northeast of Scotland, catching up with the Aberdeen University Knitting Society. When it comes to university there’s an array of different groups to choose from, from archaeology society to chocolate society to yoga society, so when we heard from Beth Miller we were thrilled to find out Aberdeen University had their...

An interview with Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton

We love speaking with the masterminds of the industry and this week we’ve been finding out more about Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton - an innovative knitwear and yarn designer and a name that you’re going to hear a lot more. Knitting is second nature to Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton; with painters and crafters on both sides of her family, creativity is within...

Knitting Groups: Jeanie in Malawi

Prepare for a captivating read as we find out all about Jeanie’s volunteering expedition to Malawi and her knitting groups. After hearing all about Teresa O’Gorman’s knitting group I’ve Got Knits, it’s time for our second knitting group to step into the spotlight. This month we are heading across the Mediterranean Sea to south-eastern Africa, to the country of Malawi....

All About Sirdar

Sirdar – a passion for design Over the years fashion has played an important part in Sirdar's development and they have built up the most amazing design archive – from the necessity of the 1940’s wartime knitter (who wanted to knit something quite glamorous as well as helping the war effort), through the Fair Isles and space dyes of the 1970’s,...

Vickie Howell: In a Hurry Headband

 We're thrilled to welcome the brilliant Vickie Howell as a guest author to our blog. Vickie, is here to talk you through knitting with circular needles and has a FREE headband pattern for you to test your skills on. Enjoy... Who Am I? Hey there! I’m so excited to have teamed up with Deramores to design two new yarn lines, as well as plenty of...

Crafternoon Treats: Quick and Easy Flower Garland

Fancy adding a splash of colour to your home? Look no further than this fantastic tutorial with the lovely Crafternoon Treats! Kathryn shows you how to create and put together your very own flower garland. Flower garlands can be fussy with lots of components and complicated flower motifs. This one is designed to be simple to make, quick to put...

Frida's Flowers CAL

Jane Crowfoot’s latest CAL is here and we’ve fallen in love with this fresh floral design!   After the phenomenal success of the luscious Lily Pond CAL in 2015 Jane Crowfoot is back with this fabulous crochet-along. Frida’s Flowers Blanket is inspired by Mexican Folk Art, along with the colourful dresses worn by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and we...

How to Knit Stripes in the Round

Welcome back Mary Beth Temple, who is here with a whole host of exciting tutorials for you. Make the most out of your knitting and crochet with these terrific tips...this week, she's going to teach you all about the jogless join!   A couple of weeks ago we talked about different ways to knit in the round, and a lot of people...

Rose of Avalon Blanket

A Deramores Exclusive - Helen Shrimpton’s latest blanket design is one to get hooking to this spring! We’re very excited to launch the beautiful Rose of Avalon Blanket designed by the talented Helen Shrimpton and mastermind behind the current Mandala Madness CAL. Helen has created this gorgeous mythical inspired blanket with our very own award winning Deramores Studio DK! Inspired...

The Sock Edit

From the latest sock yarn to practical and pretty patterns find our top picks to knit or crochet your toes a toasty treat! Whether you’re looking to make your friend a homemade gift or you’re planning your Father’s Day present you’ll find all you need and more here! But why socks? No one ever really enjoys popping to the shops...

Yarn: The Sea Issue

Introducing Yarn by Scheepjes a bi-annual magazine filled with patterns and inspiration We’re very excited about the release of Scheepjes latest publication Yarn; this bi-annual magazine launched in spring 2016 is a hub for all things yarn. The first issue is kicked off in true spring/summer style with a sea theme. The magazine is filled with an array of material from...

The Guide to Colour Thoery

Planning a colourful project like a crochet blanket from The Patchwork Heart blog? In a muddle over the colours you want to choose for it? Fear not! With our helpful guide to colour theory, we’ll explain how hues work together and help you discover the perfect colour palette for your project.   The Stylecraft Special DK Turquoise Blanket Colour Pack is perfect for...

Yarn Substitution

Welcome Mary Beth Temple our guest author, who is telling you all you need to know about yarn substitution. Love a pattern but the yarn's discontinued? Or perhaps, you'd like to swap the fibre? Read on...   I was selling patterns at a crochet and knit show a couple of years back and someone looked at one of them, sighed,...

The DROPS Edit

Needles and hooks at the ready, these DROPS ranges are irresistible and will inspire your next project in no time.   Based in Oslo in Norway, Garnstudio have been producing their fabulous DROPS yarns and knitting and crochet patterns for over 30 years. This well-established brand has an array of gorgeous yarns and seasonal patterns to keep your knitted and...

Blogs You Need To Read Now!

In 2015 we spotlighted some brilliant bloggers, and these little gems are definitely blogs you need to read during 2016. We’ve cherry picked a select few that every time we have a browse they leave us wanting more. And not only because they host some fantastic craft tips and patterns, but their writing style too. More than that, you can...

How to Crochet: Part Three

It’s the third and final chapter of our brilliant How to Crochet guide in tribute of the lovely Wink! We hope you’ve enjoyed re-reading her words and that you or someone you know has decided to pick up the hooks and give crochet a go!   Welcome to part three of Crochet for beginners! Here, I’m going to show you how...

How to Crochet: Part Two

Following on from Part One last week, we are re-releasing our How to Crochet guide, in tribute of blogger and friend of Deramores, Marinke Slump (aka Wink). In this section, she’ll be showing you how to do three widely used stitches to help use your newly acquired crochet skills effectively!   Welcome to part two of Crochet for beginners! This week I’m...

How to Crochet: Part One

Previously, we worked with Wink to bring you a three-part series on how to crochet.  In tribute to her wonderful talent and to encourage more people into picking up their hooks, we’re going to re-release these brilliant posts over the next few weeks and we hope you’ll be able to see why she was such an inspiration to us and...

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Three

It’s the third and final instalment of Crafternoon Treats' how to crochet the perfect sock tutorial. Welcome to Part Three of the perfect fit crochet sock tutorial. This is where we got up to last time… you have turned your sock heel and have completed the gusset decreases and you are now in the home straight.  If you missed the previous tutorials...

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Two

Kathryn Senior of Crafternoon Treats is back with Part Two of her fabulous Perfect Fit Crochet Socks tutorial. Get your hooks at the ready and read more here... The first part of your sock should have caused you little grief. If you missed the first tutorial you can find it here and the full sock pattern here.  It used only basic crochet stitches and techniques,...

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks

Welcome our guest author Kathryn Senior from the fabulous Crafternoon Treats, who will be taking us through the stages of how to crochet the perfect fit sock in weekly tutorial instalments. Do you love the look of hand-knitted socks but prefer to crochet?  It is possible to make socks with a hook but finding a pattern to make socks that stay...

Reading Knit Stitch Diagrams

Prepare to become a knitting whizz and read on for guest blogger Mary Beth Temple’s guide on knit stitch diagrams, that is sure to get you and your needles ready to begin your latest project. In an earlier post, I wrote about reading symbol diagrams for crocheters, see post here, so it seems time for the knitters to get some info...

Become a Deramores Affiliate

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of...

Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of...

Knit for Little Legs

Let your little one become a tiny trendsetter with Deramores’ latest Baby DK knits. This season we’re all about dressing our little ones in humble knits and of course animals are a go to, which is why we’re thrilled to introduce our new collection of Baby DK patterns! Our award winning Baby DK yarn is wonderfully soft and machine washable,...

How to Knit in the Round

The lovely and talented Mary Beth Temple is back! This week, she's going to teach you all about knitting in the round! Enjoy... When our friends at Deramores asked me to write about knitting in the round for this week’s blog post I agreed immediately – what a great idea to have all sorts of information related to the topic...

Helen Shrimpton: The Rose of Avalon Blanket

Choose your favourite colourway for the mythical inspired crochet blanket, exclusive to Deramores. When it comes to colourways we love a pre-prepared pack. Designers such as Helen Shrimpton have a fabulous eye for selecting colours for their latest projects and we especially love the medieval-esque shades chosen for the Rose of Avalon Blanket. After the demand for this exceptionally beautiful crochet...

Exploring Our Differences: UK vs. US

Our guest blogger, Kathryn Senior, is back and this time, she’s going to explain the differences between UK and US crochet terminology in this refreshing read… Exploring our differences: UK and US crochet terms Whether you are starting out in crochet or an old hand, chances are that you’ve been confused by the difference between UK terms and US terms...

Erika Knight: Studio Linen

A durable, soft and lustrous yarn perfect for your summer wardrobe.   Erika Knight’s latest range Studio Linen is host to eight essential shades excellent for summer garments. The 100% linen yarn boasts delicate drape and is cool to the touch crafting beautiful garments in either knit or crochet. This luxurious yarn naturally softens with wear and washing, meaning Studio...

Knitting Groups: I've Got Knits

Calling all knitting groups across the globe, we’re on the lookout for you!   With a love for all things yarny, each week knitters across the globe meet up and bask in their enjoyment of knitting along with friends. From ladies in the rural outskirts of Britain to high flying business men and women in the CBD of Sydney to...

Knitting Groups

Calling all knitting groups across the globe, we’re on the lookout for you! Here at Deramores we know the importance of knitting groups and the fantastic work they do; to celebrate this and give knitters something back we’re beginning a new feature. We want you and your knitting groups to get in contact via knittinggroups@deramores.com and tell us all about you; just...