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  Choose from thousands of knitting patterns, great value knitting yarns, a huge range of sock yarns, lace yarns, scarf yarns everything for baby knitting and a wide selection of knitting needles and books. New yarns, colours and patterns always being added
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Welcome to Modern Knitting

Autumn Update
Evenings are drawing in, winter is coming and its a good time to start knitting those extras and accessories to keep the chills away.

See (accessories) for hundreds of knitting patterns for gloves, mitts, scarves, snoods, cowls, capes, hats, berets, balaclavas, hot water bottle covers, ugg style boots, wrist and leg warmers and much more.  And we haven't left out the family pet with a range of dog coats and even matching walking socks for humans. So be prepared for winter and visit (yarns by type) and select from 4 ply to mega chunky for a yarn to suit all your projects

Keep the evening chill at bay with our fantastic range of (lace knitting patterns) for shawls, stoles, ponchos and wraps from Lorna's Laces, Sirdar, Sublime, Katia, Fibre Trends and more all with charted and written instructions and see (lace yarns) for solid and hand dyed colourways.
New Baby Knitting yarn

Hayfield Baby DK yarn is a great value and quality Hayfield yarn with a supersoft 70% acrylic and 30% nylon blend.

It's easy to knit and easy to care for - making it the perfect all round baby yarn with range of baby and toddler patterns

Downloadable knitting patterns

Got the perfect yarn and can't wait to start?  Visit our ever growing collection of knitting and crochet patterns to download with designs for men, women, boys, girls and the home from Sirdar, Wendy, Peter Pan, Hayfield, Sublime, Katia and Twilleys and you can be knitting in a minute! We are also delighted to feature indie designers Lisa Parker and Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer.

Wildhorse Farm sock knitting patterns by Lisa Parker are great to knit and wear and are a Modern Knitting online exclusive.  Whether you are an experienced knitter or an absolute beginner you'll find the perfect design to make the most of that special sock yarn, with something for every member of the family.

HeartStrings Fiber Arts from Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer is renowned for inspirational lace knitting designs with easy-to-follow written and charted instructions.  Choose from a growing selection of lace scarves, wraps and shawls, with lots more designs to follow.  Check out the Lacyflakes snowflake for a unique Xmas decoration and family treasure!  

Sock yarns

Socks are the perfect project to knit on-the-go and make the perfect present.  Check out collection of hand painted and self-patterning 4 ply, 6 ply and 8 ply sock knitting ranges with Lornas Laces  and Claudia from America, Katia Ole from Spain, Rowan from the UK and Trekking, Austermann, Schoppel Wolle, Regia and Opal from Germany

Just in:  Opal Rainforest X1 with colourways inspired by exotic birds and animals this time named as character types from a crime novel;  Opal Schafpate V11 which uses the premium supersoft wool of endagered German Schafpate sheep; and from Regia the Arne and Carlos Norwegian influenced colour combinations
Classic scarf yarns sale

Classic scarf yarns at reduced prices with many making a stunning scarf from one ball - from Artesania Evita with realistic looking fur pom poms to Tutu ruffled scarves in colourful stylish prints to the ever popular Ondas, Rocio and Triana mesh yarns producing a ruffled finish. Marilyn, Caroline and Manhattan create dramatic fringes and scalloped edges while Zenith, Morocco, Lolita, Ninette and Grace are sequined, eyelash and fur effect yarn providing instant glamour to any outfit.