Knitting know-how

March 7, 2016 / OLD news posts

Picture: Studio 33

Chunky knits are the ultimate comforting treat for your home. Want to make your own woollen wonders? Here’s everything you need to get started

BUY For wool in every imaginable colour and weight, look no further than invaluable online resource Loveknitting (loveknitting.com).

DOWNLOAD Travelling to New York just to visit contemporary wool shop Purl Soho is extravagant – thankfully, you can download its exciting
modern patterns and instructions from the website (purlsoho.com).

WATCH If you get stuck on technique, the ‘how-to’ videos by trendy knitters Wool and the Gang (aka Aurelie Popper and Jade Harwood) are a great place to start (woolandthegang.com).

VISIT If you’re after some tips on your crafting project or like the idea of social knitting, try a class at your local wool shop. We like North London’s Nest (nestknitting.com) and Brighton’s Yak (yarnandknitting.com).

Knitting kits, from left Blanket crochet kit, £90, The Toft Alpaca Shop (thetoftalpacashop.co.uk). Rug kit, £75, Stitch & Story (stitchandstory.com). ‘Panther’ pouf kit, £51, Wool and the Gang (woolandthegang.com)