Welcome to our May newsletter.
We are having such a beautiful spring and we feel very inspired by the articles in this newsletter.  We hope you are too.
Don't forget to keep an eye on all our social media channels for much more throughout the month

Best wishes from all at KnitPro
A Fine Romance


Romance is in the air at this time of year as the wedding season kicks off in earnest.  We have been swept off our feet by the wonderful bridal and wedding patterns available so we have chosen a few of our favourites for you.

If you are looking for romantic bunting to decorate your wedding venue, we think these  Heart Motifs by Emma Escott will look beautiful.  You could get your friends and family to help make them.

This  Bridal Nosegay by Nazanin S. Fard would be perfect for the bride.  This version is crocheted but there are knitted ones as well.

If you are worried about feeling chilly in your wedding dress this delicate bolero,  I Do by Jody Prival, is pratical and oh so elegant.
 
With weddings it's all in the detail and  the  Wedding rings cushion by Anabelia Handmade is quick to make and a lovely keepsake of your special day.

So if you are getting married this year we wish you the most special of days.

Can you recommend any other  patterns that you have used for a wedding? Please share them with us on our Facebook page .

Bring out the Beauty of your lace
  
Many of the patterns you might like to try for a wedding involve lace which will need blocking and at KnitPro we have just the right tools for you.

Blocking brings out the beauty of your lace. It means stretching out your project when damp so the pattern is drawn out and you have a lighter looking finished piece.  It is a good idea to block with a tape measure to hand so that you can check your piece is symmetrical. 

Once you have dampened or washed your project you can put together our very handy blocking mats to the shape you require.  Then pin out your project using our T-Pins for shaped edgings or our Blocking Wires and Knit Blockers for straighter edges.

It is well worth taking the time to finesse any lace project after all the time and care you have taken.

The Knitting and Crochet Guild
  
The Knitting and Crochet Guild is a fantastic organisation dedicated to UK domestic knitting and crochet, run by volunteers and supported by subscriptions and donations. Anyone can join, even if they don't live in the UK.

As well as teaching at events across the UK, The Guild has the most amazing archive, housed in a warehouse in Yorkshire, that goes back to 1826 and covers knitted and crocheted items, patterns and accessories - an historic collection.

We are very proud to announce that we have become their first corporate sponsor, supporting their events programme, and we will be telling you a lot more about this amazing charity over the coming months.

If you would like to join The Guild you can find out more here.
Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations to Lorraine Blakey who won the set of Tunisian crochet hooks - your prize is on the way.

This month we have a two sets of lovely DPNS for you.  Click on this link to enter - you have until the end of May.
Good luck!

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