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Scheepjes - A History

The history of Scheepjes begins in Veenendaal, in the province of Utrecht. Between the second half of the 15th century and the end of the 17th century, peat digging and cutting were the most important resources of income in this town. Around 1750, after the peat valleys were exhausted and digging was no longer profitable, the processing of wool became... Read more

Vickie Howell: How to Crochet a Cable

The cultivator of craft, Vickie Howell is back and this week she is teaching you the art of crocheting cables. With video tutorial and FREE coffee cup cozie pattern, enhance your crochet skills today.  I love cables. They’re cool, textural and add a bit of interest, especially when working with a smooth yarn like my collaboration with Deramores, Mod Wool.... Read more

An interview with Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton

We love speaking with the masterminds of the industry and this week we’ve been finding out more about Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton - an innovative knitwear and yarn designer and a name that you’re going to hear a lot more. Knitting is second nature to Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton; with painters and crafters on both sides of her family, creativity is within... Read more

Knitting Groups: Jeanie in Malawi

Prepare for a captivating read as we find out all about Jeanie’s volunteering expedition to Malawi and her knitting groups. After hearing all about Teresa O’Gorman’s knitting group I’ve Got Knits, it’s time for our second knitting group to step into the spotlight. This month we are heading across the Mediterranean Sea to south-eastern Africa, to the country of Malawi.... Read more

All About Sirdar

Sirdar – a passion for design Over the years fashion has played an important part in Sirdar's development and they have built up the most amazing design archive – from the necessity of the 1940’s wartime knitter (who wanted to knit something quite glamorous as well as helping the war effort), through the Fair Isles and space dyes of the 1970’s,... Read more

Vickie Howell: In a Hurry Headband

We're thrilled to welcome the brilliant Vickie Howell as a guest author to our blog. Vickie, is here to talk you through knitting with circular needles and has a FREE headband pattern for you to test your skills on. Enjoy... Hey there! I’m so excited to have teamed up with Deramores to design two new yarn lines, as well as plenty of patterns to make... Read more

Yarn Substitution

Welcome Mary Beth Temple our guest author, who is telling you all you need to know about yarn substitution. Love a pattern but the yarn's discontinued? Or perhaps, you'd like to swap the fibre? Read on...   I was selling patterns at a crochet and knit show a couple of years back and someone looked at one of them, sighed,... Read more

The Guide to Colour Theory

Planning a colourful project like a crochet blanket from The Patchwork Heart blog? In a muddle over the colours you want to choose for it? Fear not! With our helpful guide to colour theory, we’ll explain how hues work together and help you discover the perfect colour palette for your project. The Stylecraft Special DK Turquoise Blanket Colour Pack is perfect for trying... Read more

The DROPS Edit

Needles and hooks at the ready, these DROPS ranges are irresistible and will inspire your next project in no time.   Based in Oslo in Norway, Garnstudio have been producing their fabulous DROPS yarns and knitting and crochet patterns for over 30 years. This well-established brand has an array of gorgeous yarns and seasonal patterns to keep your knitted and... Read more

Yarn: The Sea Issue

Introducing Yarn by Scheepjes a bi-annual magazine filled with patterns and inspiration We’re very excited about the release of Scheepjes latest publication Yarn; this bi-annual magazine launched in spring 2016 is a hub for all things yarn. The first issue is kicked off in true spring/summer style with a sea theme. The magazine is filled with an array of material from... Read more

The Sock Edit

From the latest sock yarn to practical and pretty patterns find our top picks to knit or crochet your toes a toasty treat! Whether you’re looking to make your friend a homemade gift or you’re planning your Father’s Day present you’ll find all you need and more here! But why socks? No one ever really enjoys popping to the shops... Read more

Slow TV: National Knitting Evening/Night

The film and TV hub that is Netflix, welcomes Slow TV and we’re thrilled two of latest additions are all about knitting. Slow TV? What is that we hear you ask! Originating in Norway, Slow TV is a real time programme providing the viewer with a unique experience. We’re all guilty of an occasional TV or movie marathon; when we... Read more

Rose of Avalon Blanket

A Deramores Exclusive - Helen Shrimpton’s latest blanket design is one to get hooking to this spring! We’re very excited to launch the beautiful Rose of Avalon Blanket designed by the talented Helen Shrimpton and mastermind behind the current Mandala Madness CAL. Helen has created this gorgeous mythical inspired blanket with our very own award winning Deramores Studio DK! Inspired... Read more

Reading Knit Stitch Diagrams

Prepare to become a knitting whizz and read on for guest blogger Mary Beth Temple’s guide on knit stitch diagrams, that is sure to get you and your needles ready to begin your latest project. In an earlier post, I wrote about reading symbol diagrams for crocheters, see post here, so it seems time for the knitters to get some info... Read more

Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Three

Complete a pair of knitted socks with Mary Beth Temple's fantastic final sock tutorial instalment. Welcome back! You have gotten past the trickiest bit of the sock and now all that’s left is the foot and the toe. If you missed the previous tutorials you can find Part One here and Part Two here, plus the complete sock pattern here. Yarn used in this tutorial is Deramores... Read more

Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Two

Following on from Part One, Mary Beth Temple is back with her second Simple Knitted Sock tutorial. Welcome back! This is part two of the sock series – if you missed part one you can find it here and the full sock pattern here. Yarn used in this tutorial is Deramores Studio DK. Last time we worked on the cuff and leg, today it’s time for... Read more

Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial

The brilliant Mary Beth Temple is back and through a series of weekly posts is going to show you how to make the perfect sock! Read on for the fantastic tutorial and tips… Socks are some of my favorite things to knit! They are packable and portable, offer a low risk way to try out new skills and stitches, and frankly there’s... Read more

Knitting Groups: I've Got Knits

Calling all knitting groups across the globe, we’re on the lookout for you!   With a love for all things yarny, each week knitters across the globe meet up and bask in their enjoyment of knitting along with friends. From ladies in the rural outskirts of Britain to high flying business men and women in the CBD of Sydney to... Read more

Knitting Groups

Calling all knitting groups across the globe, we’re on the lookout for you! Here at Deramores we know the importance of knitting groups and the fantastic work they do; to celebrate this and give knitters something back we’re beginning a new feature. We want you and your knitting groups to get in contact via knittinggroups@deramores.com and tell us all about you; just... Read more

Knits for Little Legs

Let your little one become a tiny trendsetter with Deramores’ latest Baby DK knits. This season we’re all about dressing our little ones in humble knits and of course animals are a go to, which is why we’re thrilled to introduce our new collection of Baby DK patterns! Our award winning Baby DK yarn is wonderfully soft and machine washable,... Read more

How to Knit in the Round

The lovely and talented Mary Beth Temple is back! This week, she's going to teach you all about knitting in the round! Enjoy... When our friends at Deramores asked me to write about knitting in the round for this week’s blog post I agreed immediately – what a great idea to have all sorts of information related to the topic... Read more

How to Knit Stripes in the Round

Welcome back Mary Beth Temple, who is here with a whole host of exciting tutorials for you. Make the most out of your knitting and crochet with these terrific tips...this week, she's going to teach you all about the jogless join! A couple of weeks ago we talked about different ways to knit in the round, and a lot of people seemed... Read more

How to Crochet: Part Three

It’s the third and final chapter of our brilliant How to Crochet guide in tribute of the lovely Wink! We hope you’ve enjoyed re-reading her words and that you or someone you know has decided to pick up the hooks and give crochet a go!   Welcome to part three of Crochet for beginners! Here, I’m going to show you how... Read more

How to Crochet: Part Two

Following on from Part One last week, we are re-releasing our How to Crochet guide, in tribute of blogger and friend of Deramores, Marinke Slump (aka Wink). In this section, she’ll be showing you how to do three widely used stitches to help use your newly acquired crochet skills effectively!   Welcome to part two of Crochet for beginners! This week I’m... Read more

How to Crochet: Part One

Previously, we worked with Wink to bring you a three-part series on how to crochet.  In tribute to her wonderful talent and to encourage more people into picking up their hooks, we’re going to re-release these brilliant posts over the next few weeks and we hope you’ll be able to see why she was such an inspiration to us and... Read more

Helen Shrimpton: The Rose of Avalon Blanket

Choose your favourite colourway for the mythical inspired crochet blanket, exclusive to Deramores. When it comes to colourways we love a pre-prepared pack. Designers such as Helen Shrimpton have a fabulous eye for selecting colours for their latest projects and we especially love the medieval-esque shades chosen for the Rose of Avalon Blanket. After the demand for this exceptionally beautiful crochet... Read more

Frida's Flowers CAL

Jane Crowfoot’s latest CAL is here and we’ve fallen in love with this fresh floral design!   After the phenomenal success of the luscious Lily Pond CAL in 2015 Jane Crowfoot is back with this fabulous crochet-along. Frida’s Flowers Blanket is inspired by Mexican Folk Art, along with the colourful dresses worn by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and we... Read more

Exploring Our Differences: UK vs. US

Our guest blogger, Kathryn Senior, is back and this time, she’s going to explain the differences between UK and US crochet terminology in this refreshing read… Exploring our differences: UK and US crochet terms Whether you are starting out in crochet or an old hand, chances are that you’ve been confused by the difference between UK terms and US terms... Read more

Erika Knight: Studio Linen

A durable, soft and lustrous yarn perfect for your summer wardrobe.   Erika Knight’s latest range Studio Linen is host to eight essential shades excellent for summer garments. The 100% linen yarn boasts delicate drape and is cool to the touch crafting beautiful garments in either knit or crochet. This luxurious yarn naturally softens with wear and washing, meaning Studio... Read more

Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of... Read more

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Three

It’s the third and final instalment of Crafternoon Treats' how to crochet the perfect sock tutorial. Welcome to Part Three of the perfect fit crochet sock tutorial. This is where we got up to last time… you have turned your sock heel and have completed the gusset decreases and you are now in the home straight.  If you missed the previous tutorials... Read more

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Two

Kathryn Senior of Crafternoon Treats is back with Part Two of her fabulous Perfect Fit Crochet Socks tutorial. Get your hooks at the ready and read more here... The first part of your sock should have caused you little grief. If you missed the first tutorial you can find it here and the full sock pattern here.  It used only basic crochet stitches and techniques,... Read more

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks

Welcome our guest author Kathryn Senior from the fabulous Crafternoon Treats, who will be taking us through the stages of how to crochet the perfect fit sock in weekly tutorial instalments. Do you love the look of hand-knitted socks but prefer to crochet?  It is possible to make socks with a hook but finding a pattern to make socks that stay... Read more

Crafternoon Treats: Quick and Easy Flower Garland

Fancy adding a splash of colour to your home? Look no further than this fantastic tutorial with the lovely Crafternoon Treats! Kathryn shows you how to create and put together your very own flower garland. Flower garlands can be fussy with lots of components and complicated flower motifs. This one is designed to be simple to make, quick to put... Read more

Blogs You Need to Read Now

In 2015 we spotlighted some brilliant bloggers, and these little gems are definitely blogs you need to read during 2016. We’ve cherry picked a select few that every time we have a browse they leave us wanting more. And not only because they host some fantastic craft tips and patterns, but their writing style too. More than that, you can... Read more

Become a Deramores Affiliate

Every time someone shops at Deramores from your site, you can earn a percentage of the sale! Become a Deramores Affiliate today and start making some extra money. How does it work? Do you blog about the crafts you love or run your own small business website? Our online affiliate programme gives bloggers and website owners the chance to be... Read more