What would you like to know about knitting? Read all about different yarns, why gauge is important or how to adapt your own knitting patterns in our magazines and on our blog.

designing your own charts

Designing your own charts

Or adapting existing ones

Designing your own charts or adapting existing ones

Colourful charts can be used in many different crafts. In this article, we explain step by step how to make changes to charts or start from scratch and create your own.

socks with seems

Socks and seams?

We’ve figured out why

Socks and seams? We’ve figured out why

Historical sock patterns often include a seam or a seam stitch on the back of the foot. We’ve done some research on this and have some theories as to why you’d want to do that, and how to include it in modern socks.

succesfully avoiding a swatch

Don’t want to knit a swatch?

You may not have to

Don’t want to knit a swatch? You may not have to

It’s important to know your gauge… but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to knit a swatch! Read the article to find out in which situations you absolutely need to knit a swatch and when you can get away without one.


Cutting your knitting?


If cutting your knitting sounds like a nightmare, we can help you out!

While to many knitters, scissors and knitting sounds like a very scary combination, steeking is a perfectly normal thing to do in many northern European countries. Find out how steeking works and why you’d want to in this article.

mending your knitwear

Fixing your knitting

Mending knitwear

Techniques for repairing your knitted items

When you’ve spent hours upon hours knitting a project, you want it to last for years! Mending helps extend the lifespan of your precious knitwear. We share and explain three techniques for repairing your knitting.

Kitchener stitch

Kitchener stitch

And its remarkable history

Kitchener stitch, a stitch that has saved lives.

This common grafting technique is used to seamlessly close the toes of socks. But did you know this became popular in World War I? And that it saved soldiers’ lives?

knitting in different directions

Knitting in different directions

A new way of thinking

Alle kanten op breien, leuk en handig!

Learn how to free your knitting and knit in all directions, not just top down or bottom up! Knit interesting shapes and modular projects without a pattern.

designing your own dropshoulder sweater

Design your own drop shoulder sweater

Writing your own knitting pattern

Design your own drop shoulder sweater pattern

The idea of writing your own knitting pattern may seem daunting, but it shouldn’t be! Even if you hate math, if you follow our instructions, you’ll be knitting your own design in no time.

sok blockers

Making sock blockers

Out of cardboard

Make sock blockers yourself

Looking for some sock blockers? Make your own in thirty minutes, with materials you probably already own!

basiseigenschappen garen

Yarn characteristics

Read our blog post

Making yarn predictable

Learn which yarns are suitable for knitting cables and which work better for lace. Read all about basic yarn characteristics and make better choices for your projects!

Rambouillet sheep

Royal sheep


Special French merino wool

Read the story of Rambouillet! This interesting breed has wonderfully soft and bouncy wool, as well as a very interesting history.

knit better, learn how to spin

Want to become a better knitter?

Learn to spin!

Learn spinning to become better at knitting.

Going back to basics and making yarn by hand will teach you how to work with it in a way that simply knitting can’t do. Learn to spin and become a better knitter in the process.

why gauge matters

Gauge matters

Learn why

What is gauge, and why does it matter?

Read all about the effects gauge has on your knitting projects and how to make it work in your favour.

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