How to knit Jacquard technique

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Jacquard knitting technique enables you to create designs, in the knitted fabric, using two or more strands of different colors at a time. It is very common in weaving and industrial knitting, but the same effect can also be reproduced by hand…

Free Pattern for Striped crochet coasters

A way to recycle leftover Fettuccine? Here is a Free Pattern written by Maria Elisa of The Llams Blog to make crochet coasters. What stitches are involved? The simplest ones, on our YouTube channel you can find them all! The most difficult…

Eco-friendly yarns: the health of our planet!

Now we hear it repeated everywhere: we must save our planet. But what do we really do to contribute? We at Bettaknit's have been working for several years for sustainable fashion: we offer more and more yarns made from the recycling of waste…

SOYA YARN: the Fashion Revolution starts here!

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The Fashion Revolution week is starting and we are ready with a surprise: a new yarn to knit or crochet in a sustainable way: Soy Cotton (you shop it here)! Soy Cotton is 50% soybean fiber and 50% organic cotton, and fully enters the…

Petit Point Embroidery: video tutorials and tips

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Petit Point embroidery is really easy: you can do it even if you have never embroidered before! What is Petit Point Embroidery? The Petit Point is a form of canvas embroidery, already widespread in the early Middle Ages as "Gross Point" and…

How to knit the SKP Decrease (Slip, Knit, Pass)

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There are various techniques for decreasing stitches in knitting, one of which is to work a Slip, Knit, Pass Decrease. Sooner or later every knitter will bump into this technique, so you have to learn it well! In knitting patterns, you…

Woolpaca: the new yarn in Alpaca and Wool

A new yarn in Alpaca and Wool has been added to the range of Bettaknit high-quality yarns: it is Woolpaca The search for new yarns has always been one of our first goals. Our intent is to offer something new, of…

NEON Collection Knit Kits

Now more than a trend is a certainty: the FLUO colors are back among us stronger than ever… and they will infect us! Signal colors, bold, vibrant: neon pink, reflective yellow, electric orange and then the green and acid blue in the various…

Jute for crochet: an enviromentally friend yarn

The Jute for crochet is a rough, stiff and very resistant yarn, which is why it is particularly suitable for crochet, and for making home-decor objects or bags. At Bettaknit's we love ecological yarns: after Love my Jeans,…

Crochet tutorial - Double Crochet (UK: Treble Crochet)

After having learned the Slip Knot and Chain Stitch, Slip Stitch and Single Crochet (UK: Double Crochet). In order to complete the crochet basic stitches, it is necessary to show you how to work the Double Crochet stitch (UK: Treble Crochet). To…

How to make Christmas crochet pot holders: Free Pattern!

Christmas crochet pot holders? Why not! A nice accessory and a fast and fun gift idea! During the Advent Calendar of this 2018, we have given you some free patterns, including some nice wool decorations for your Christmas. Today we are…

Free Pattern: Christmas crochet decoration!

Christmas is approaching, and the decorations to adorn our home are never enough! For you a Free Pattern, to create a Christmas crochet decoration: a cute stuffed tree, designed by Lily of @Knothing_Usual (do you remember? Lily had also…

MINI ME CASHMERE, THE NEW CASHMERE COLLECTION FOR MOMS AND KIDS

Mini Me Cashmere, a new cashmere collection for mothers and children for this Fall/Winter season! A creatively intense season: we have in fact introduced 3 new yarns - Cashmere and Sugar Cashmere that we talked about here, and Alpaca Brush…

Cashmere & Sugar Cashmere: two very precious yarns

A few weeks ago we introduced Cashmere, a 100% cashmere yarn with which we created a very delicate Baby 0-12 month collection. But this fall-winter season is full of news! Today we are pleased to introduce Sugar Cashmere, another super precious…

Arm Knitting: how to make a giant blanket with your arms

Would you like a giant blanket, you too? Yes, one of those that have been all the rage on the web for a few years ... Those giant, super-warm and enveloping blankets that, with their look make your home cozy and warm, creating a very welcoming…

A new soft and light yarn: ALPACA BRUSH

Alpaca Brush is the new soft and light yarn that has joined the yarn range of Bettaknit! The search for new yarns has always been one of our first goals. Every season we look for something new to propose. It is not always easy to choose…

Knit Kits to bring our 4-legged friends to the park! 

We are pleased to present the new Pet Collection: new knit kits to bring our 4-legged friends to the park!  This time we thought of them, our faithful furry friends, and we made 3 new coats to warm them on long walks outdoors, in winter! Shooting…

Chunky Hat: a new hat, a new color

Often good things are born by chance, or rather by making sure that the fate gives us a hand to realize them. It's for this reason that the new Marry Me! Beanie was born, a chunky hat, iconic, with with well-defined stitches. But Marry…

New Crochet Collection: We Love Granny

We Love Granny: we admit here at Bettaknit's, we really like the grandma's tile! The Fall Winter 2018 crochet collection is therefore based on this "evergreen". That making the classic squares is easy, many of you already know it. Just…

Tutorial for Granny Square

The Grandma's tile, better known as Granny Square, is an evergreen ... which of you does not have at least one at home? It is very versatile and can be used to do anything, from super-colorful 70's blankets to gorgeous garments. In recent…

Crazy Crochet Tutorial: how to Single Crochet

n last few months we have had the pleasure of hosting on our Instagram profile, the "crazy knitter" Laura Baresi, with whom we have been collaborating for a long time, for a series of "Takeovers", stories with fun and super useful Crochet Tutorial…

Color Block Crochet Bag - Free Pattern

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The crochet bag in summer is really a must-have! There are various types, but they are always beautiful to wear and out of time. Here is a Free Pattern for you, designed exclusively for Bettaknit by Liliana Buce of @knothing_usual, to create…

Aran Stitches, Stitches of Love in knitting

We tell you a story, which comes from the Aaran Islands (also known as the Aran Islands), legendary and fascinating islands, surrounded by a halo of magic and located to the west of Ireland. It's an ancient tale of wool and knitting. Yes,…

Extra Large: giant yarn in 100% superwash merino wool

In her continuous research for precious materials and after the success of Big Hero Wool (we wrote here about it), Bettaknit has accepted your requests for a giant yarn that could be even more surprising. This is how EXTRA LARGE is born:…

Free Pattern: crochet tablemat!

It's now time for parties, for gold and stars! So, this is a Free Pattern for you, to make a crochet tablemat! It will be an extra touch on your tables for the holidays! Let's see! What stitches did we use? The pattern level is intermediate,…

How to use leftover yarns for Christmas: Christmas Charms

Have you made your presents by hand and you have leftover yarn balls? Do you need an idea on how to use leftover yarns for Christmas? Gaia Segattini, who has been working with Bettaknit for a long time (here you find some of her creations),…

How to customize a Christmas Jumper

Wearing a Christmas jumper is a timeless classic, better if decorated with Christmas motifs such as snowflakes and snowmen. Do you remember the sweater worn by Colin Firth in the Bridget Jones's Diary? Memorable scene by now, as well as the…

How to make Bat Wings for Halloween

Are you late for the most scary night of the year? No fear, with the "Nightmare" Tutorial that Gaia Segattini has made for us, you'll have in no time Bat Wings for Halloween and thus renew a simple black sweater. The base is our Forever…

How to make macramè fringes

Macramè is a technique based on the tying of decorative knots that produce a very romantic, arabeggish finish. You can make macramè fringes to decorate your handmade scarves, your shawls, but even the bottom of a handbag... Once you have…

What is Mohair: characteristics, information and curiosities

By the end of the summer, we, knitting and crochet lovers*, usually start to search for the best woolen yarns for our autumn/winter projects. However, before purchasing a certain yarn, the best thing to do is to know the fiber you are going…

What to take on holiday? 5 indispensable kits!

It's summer and you do not know what to take on holiday? Are not you ready yet and are you thinking what to pack in your suitcase? Don't be discouraged! We help you with 5 indispensable kits! 5 knit and crochet ideas to be realized immediately…

Crochet tutorial - Single Crochet (UK: Double Crochet)

Hello everyone, I'm Maria Elisa from Needles and Skeins! The third appointment with our crochet lessons has arrived soon, as I promised in the last post! After learning how to make slip knot and chain stitch and how to work the Slip Stitch.…

New Colab: Melidé for Bettaknit!

New motiviations, new ideas, new collaborations! "Melidé for BettaKnit", a mini collection of T-Shirts of very high quality, in 100% sustainable cotton, embroidered by hand in Italy, unique! Who is Melidé? "Melidé" (here their site) is…

Big Hero Wool: 100% giant merino wool

Big Hero Wool is a pure giant merino wool, hand-spun in an alpine lodge at 1300 meters in the Italian Alps! Interestingly enough? To us it seemed so when we started looking for a super fiber to add to our collection of yarn! We wanted…

THE BUBBLES - GAIA SEGATTINI X BETTAKNIT

"The Bubbles" is the new capsule collection designed by Gaia Segattini for Bettaknit. Gaia Segattini would not need an introduction. Everyone has seen or read something about her and her creations in the crafters world, and beyond. But…

GIULIANO & GIUSY MARELLI X BETTAKNIT

All good things often happen by chance.... so, by chance, the project "Giuliano & Giusy Marelli for Bettaknit" started. We met Giuliano and Giusy in their atelier in Milan. It was a beautiful meeting, overflowing of creativity, positive,…

5 best reasons to give Handmade gifts

There are so many reasons to give a handmade gifts, but some of these are absolutely essential for us. We start from the concept that a handmade gift is the most welcome gift when you want to make a truly meaningful gift to a special person!! Here…

iPad Cover for your "back to school" - Free Pattern

Hello from Maria Elisa by Needles and Skeins! Here another Guest Post on Bettaknit’s blog! September is now arrived and for many of us this means only one thing: the end of summer holidays and... "back to school" or "back to work"! To make…

Crochet tutorial - Slip Stitch

Here comes another appointment with the crochet lessons! It's always Maria Elisa from Needles and Skeins writing! In the last post we learned how to make slip knot and chain stitch, this time we face the Slip Stitch (abbreviation: sl st),…

Molla Mills for Bettaknit: the Capsule Collection

Here we are: it's time to introduce you the "Scandinavian Style" Capsule Collection that Molla Mills exclusively designed for Bettaknit! We have already told you about Molla and and her stay in Florence in this blog post. We also told you…