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It’s the New Year, and with this comes the onslaught of New Year’s resolutions... But instead of sticking with the usual goals of ‘lose weight, get fit…’ that inevitably get broken in the second week in February, what about a craft goal?

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Attempt the dreaded cable? Try your hand at weaving? We have complied a list of ideas to get you on your way this year!

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Knitting cables

Cabling is something that daunts many people when they first start knitting, but when you know how, it’s super easy and can create the most amazing jumpers for the whole family!

If that is too daunting, how about this simple hat?

We have a variety of cable needles to get you on your way… Cranked, U-shaped and straight.

You can also crochet cables! Try these gorgeous wrist warmers for a new challenge!

Cabled Hat

Pattern: Green Bird by Drops Design

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Weaving

Weaving is a fantastic way to create stunning pieces of fabric using your favourite yarns!

The looms are really easy to assemble and use, and it’s a fantastic way of sorting out your stash and cupboards! You can use all different types of yarn to create beautiful shawls, blankets and much more!

We adore this scarf made with Malabrgio Silky Merino in Arco Iris
 

 Silky Malabrigo

Photo credit: tashbalalz

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Beading

Beading is a fantastic way of adding glamour to any project.

The ‘Melting Snowflakes’ knit by Scheepjes provides you with everything you’ll need to create a stunning crocheted shawl with 444 glass beads! 

Melting snowflakes kit

Scheepjes Melting Snowflakes in 'Star'

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Sock knitting

You might have noticed we are obsessed with sock knitting here at Wool Warehouse!

Winwick Mum has an amazing tutorial which will guide you through the whole process.

For the yarn, we are in love with the West Yorkshire Spinners range of sock yarns - there are HUNDREDS to choose from! Click here for our full range.

Whether you use DPNs or short circulars – we have all the needles to help you out!

And when you’ve mastered the basics, why not try some of Rachel Coopey’s amazing sock patterns from her books?

 WYS sock yarn

WYS Cocktail range in 4ply

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Crochet

If learning crochet is on your list, we think Attic24’s newest Crochet-Along (CAL) is a perfect place to start!

Lucy is a fantastic teacher and her CALs go into a lot of detail with hundreds of photos to help you along your way.

The pattern will be released in weekly installments, starting on 6th January 2017. This is fantastic for a beginner, as you won’t get overwhelmed with the whole pattern in one go!

Moorland CAL

Attic 24's Moorland CAL

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Luxury yarn

Have you ever started an item to find your heart just wasn’t in it? Using yarn that doesn’t make you happy will make the entire process a chore and the end product won’t be made with love (which really does make a difference!!)

We adore the luxurious feel of the Fyberspates ranges and the colours are utterly divine!

Fyberspates

Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace

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Fair Isle

Fair Isle knitting is one those mythical makes that manages to strike fear into the hearts of us who haven’t dipped our toes into colourwork.

This jumper and hat pattern from Drops is absolutely gorgeous and uses Drops Alpaca which has lots of different colours to choose from!

If that is a little daunting, try this hat first.

Drops jumper

Pattern: Stavanger by Drops Design

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