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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

Welcome to Modern Knitting

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Get inspired by our lightweight spring and summer 2016 collection showcasing a new range of light and airy digital knitting and crochet patterns for lounging by the sea, alfresco dining or packing a rucksack for a warm weather getaway

Once you've found the pattern visit our yarn collection to find the perfect yarn for your latest knitting project.

They're back!& Knit your own adventures with full instructions for large and small Clangers, in DK yarn (pink of course)
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.

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,  Rowan from the UK and Trekking, Austermann, Schoppel Wolle, Regia and Opal from Germany

Just in
: Opal Happy - a sparkling new range where Opal have brought back some of their most popular shades but have added a glittering silver effect thread through each yarn;  Regia
Arne and Carlos Limited Edition 3 - the latest range of Norwegian influenced colour combinations and designs from these 2 designers and this time inspired by the colorful "Beltestakk" (traditional waistbands) from southern Norway
Classic scarf yarns sale

Classic scarf yarns at reduced prices with many making a stunning scarf from one ball including the ever popular Ondas, Rocio and Triana ruffled finish mesh yarns and Marilyn (p[ictured above).