Monday, 23 May 2011

The Knit Show 2011

                 The Knit Show 2011
at Stoneleigh Park 15th-16th May

This was the second year of The Knit Show a trade only event organised by the UK Hand Knitting Association.  All the big names we know in the UK were there.

Coats Crafts UK                  Debbie Bliss            Designer Yarns          Gedifra               Groves

Noro         James C Brett                       King Cole                    
                                 Louisa Harding
   
Norland Wools Ltd       Patons        Peter Pan         Regia                   
                                                                                                                Robin                    Rowan                     Stylecraft                    Sirdar 

Sublime                    Twilleys of Stamfordham                           Wendy

Sublime and Sirdar put on an excellent display of completed garments, I was taken with the boucle yarns from Sirdar Babuska and Persia suitable for jackets and coats.
King Cole have released Riot as a chunky yarn with an excellent range of patterns to inspire you.  Another thing that caught my eye was the knit and felt bags from Twilleys of Stamfordham.  Very attractive designs that are knitted then the fabric is felted to produce a firm fabric that is non-stretch and so suitable for a bag.  The designs are very ‘vogue.’

A few good internet sites for anyone new to knitting:

For easy knitting kits and learn to knit kits:
Ebay seller: startknitting

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