Guidance to help you with your projects

Top tips – a selection of crafting tips provided by our members

Recording your project – tips on how to record what you do during a project to help make the project run more smoothly and to help you plan future projects

When things go wrong – projects do not always go smoothly; here are suggestions for getting back on track.


Designing and adapting patterns – help if you want to start from a blank sheet, or just adapt a pattern to fit better.

Take your own measurements – measuring in the right way will help you make garments that fit.

Calculate increases and decreases – to help you work out how to “increase/decrease by XX stitches evenly”.

Additional sources of help

Learning from members – information provided by members to help other members develop their skills.

Courses, tuition and workshops – a selection of courses and workshops covering aspects of hand knitting, machine knitting or crochet.

Guilds, groups and other resources – other organisations that actively support our crafts.

Guild videos, our Collection, and our Pattern archive – find out more about videos published by the Guild, the contents of our Collection and patterns in our Pattern archive.