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  Choose from thousands of knitting patterns, great value knitting yarns, a huge range of sock yarns, lace 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's here
Nights are drawing in and it's time to start that knitting project.  For inspiration try the new  Sirdar Divine DK (near right), a colourful thick and thin brushed yarn with a glistening thread running through each shade or Sirdar Wool Rich Aran (far right) made using 60% of the softest wool and 40% Acrylic for extra softness that comes in a perfect palette of timeless and modern colours.






To combat the evening chill try our range of Katia scarf yarns such as Marylin (left)  with a fringe along the edges and classic such as Ondas and Rocio.  Many have been reduced and one ball will make a scarf, wrap or shawl in no time.


Sirdar Hayfield Baby Aran, a great value, great quality yarn in a range of the most essential shades for babies and toddlers with a machine washable blend of 70% Acrylic and 30% Nylon.

Downloadable knitting patterns

a range of digital patterns for women, babies, men, unisex and the family to knit and crochet
and to download instantly





plu
s Wildhorse Farm sock knitting and accessories patterns by Lisa Parker - a web exclusive and the only place to buy Wildhorse patterns such as Steppin Out - designed to use up ends of sock yarn


and Heart Strings Fibre Arts ,  established by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, to bring quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and fun to knit inc lace knitting patterns, sock patterns and beaded knits.


4 ply Sock yarn update

Just in:Socka Waveboard (far  right) with striking almost neon waves of bright colour on a black background

and Austerman Harlequin (near right), which produces f
airisle stripes and bands of colour and is infussed with jojoba and aloe vera for extra softness.

plus Rainforest 10 - the latest self-patterning sock knitting collection from Opal inspired by the exotic birds, beasts and butterflies of the rainforest



We also have
new shades in many ranges inc Socka  Best of Mexiko, Wendy Roam and Austerman Irish Step 11 and expected any day - Opal Sweet and Spicey 2 (opposite). 

New yarn update

Katia Rustic Silk is a luxurious, soft and characterful pure silk DK knitting yarn, with the slightly nubby texture of silk noil. It's 100% silk and washable at 30' and knits to a DK tension of 20sts / 26 rows on 4mm needles. (far right photo)

Rowan Silkstones DK knitting yarn is a luxurious blend of 52% tussah silk and 48% linen in subtle colour-washed shades. It's washable at 30' and knits to a standard DK tension of 20 st/ 28 rows to 10cm on 4mm needles (middle right photo)

Sirdar Cotton DK
is a 100% pure cotton machine washable mercerised DK yarn for hand knit and crochet projects with a subtle sheen and incredible stitch definition making it perfect for lace knitting, cables and crochet work (near right photo)
New for babies

My First Regia 4 ply self-patterning and solid colours yarns and  Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK are machine washable yarns designed just for babies and children.

Peter Pan Merino Baby DK is a natural fibre knitting yarn perfect for sensitive skins and Peekaboo, Smiley Stripes and Baby Speckle and all new Sirdar Snuggly yarns