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Welcome to Modern Knitting
Summer's here
Itís a great opportunity to try luxury yarns such as new Katia Rustic Silk and Iris, and their summer classics including Linen DK, pure linen 4 ply Lino and multicolour Belice (see near right).

For a quick wardrobe update or summer gift try Katia scarves such as new Pareo, with a loop fringe along the edges of a patterned ribon (see far right). And one ball will make a scarf, wrap or shawl in no time.

Plus:  Sirdar Snuggly Baby Cotton DK, a beautifully soft machine washable baby knitting yarn made with 100% Egyptian cotton thats ideal for sensitive skins.

Downloadable knitting patterns

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

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

Sock yarn update

Just in: Heart and Sole 4 ply - a new stripey, self-patterning sock yarn from Sirdar in a range of eye-catching colour combos and each 100g (410m) ball has a free sock pattern on the ball band.

Plus:new stock of Regia Trend Point in bright and striking solid colours and Regia Fluormania Color with almost neon self-patterning bands and shades of colour (near right): and Rowan Fine Art 4 ply sock knitting yarn with a dream blend 45% wool, 20% mohair, 25% polyamide and 10% silk to create a durable and light-weight yarn that comes in amazing hand painted colors (far right)

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