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Free patterns to celebrate Wool Week: 7th-15th October 2017

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Free patterns to celebrate Wool Week: 7th-15th October 2017
By Teresa Conway 2 years ago

Every year in October we celebrate Wool Week! Designers, makers and wool lovers come together to enjoy and promote this wonderful fibre that we all adore in unique and interesting ways.

Beginning in 2010, the campaign has proven very successful and has been introduced to international markets such as Australia and Japan.

Wool Week is a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into the work of the designers. The Wool BnB, designed and curated by Karina Garrick and a range of other designer makers, was open for Wool Week 2016. During which the BnB was open for guests to stay and enjoy the woolly wonderland!

Wool BnB 2016

This year, Campaign for Wool launched the Wool Fusion Exhibition over at Carousel Space. This event is free admission and features a collection of beautiful wool interiors, art and wearable pieces. A treat for wool lovers everywhere!

Wool Fusion Exhibition 2017

Here at The Knitting Network, we are celebrating Wool Week 2017 by knitting and crocheting our very own woolly sheep, and you can do the same! You can choose from a knitting or crochet pattern and they are available for absolutely free! Enter the code WOOLWEEK when you checkout.

Give as thoughtful woolly gifts or keep for yourself!

Get the knitted sheep pattern here

Knitted Sheep Toy

Get the crochet sheep pattern here

Crochet Sheep Toy

In honour of Wool Week, we thought we would share some of our favourite wool yarns:

King Cole Merino Blend DK is 100% merino wool. A non-itching and versatile yarn, available in a range of lovely colours, can be used to make anything from garments to toys. And to make it even better, it’s a super wash yarn meaning it can be machine washed at 40 degrees! Available for £2.89 here.

king cole merino blend dk

Wendy Roam Fusion Sock 4ply Yarn is 75% Superwash wool 25% Nylon. This fun and colourful yarn comes in a range of different colour ways and is the perfect wool and nylon mix so your socks are cosy and long lasting. Find it in the link below for 57% off!

Wendy Roam Fusion Sock 4ply Knitting Yarn

Wendy Roam Fusion Sock 4ply

Freedom Super Chunky is 100% wool, it is very affordable at £2.59 and can be used for chunky knits such as scarves and hats as well as being perfect for felting. Browse our colour collection using the link below.

Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Super Chunky Knitting Yarn

Freedom Super Chunky

Erika Knight British Blue DK is 100% wool from the British Blue Faced Leicester breed. Famously known for their gorgeously soft fleece, this wool is machine washable and comes in a range of shades, you are sure to find a colour you like!

Erika Knight British Blue DK Knitting Yarn

Erika Knight British dk

Another favourite from Erika Knight is Vintage Wool Aran. Available in a variety of shades from pastels to pink, this Aran weight yarn is spun in Yorkshire and is wonderfully soft. It would be perfect for a variety of projects, including a luxurious blanket.

Erika Knight Vintage Wool Aran Knitting Yarn

Erika Knight Vintage

Knit and crochet away knowing that both of these Erika Knight yarns are dyed using environmentally friendly dyes. What’s more to love?!

All of these yarns are available on The Knitting Network website, as well as lots more great woolly yarns perfect for all of your projects. 

Knitting and crocheting should be well worth the effort that you put in. Working with wool will create long lasting garments meaning they are sustainable and should last you years to come. We hope you love working with wool as much as we do!

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