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Have a cute and cosy Christmas!

31 Oct 2019

Michael Armstrong, Rico Design managing director, takes us through some of the highlights of their range heading into Christmas.

Amigurumi figures are the current crochet trend and the Ricorumi yarn by Rico Design definitely is a must-have for all Amigurumi fans and retailers.

Specifically designed for crocheting cute figures, there is a great range of 100 amazing colours, including neon, spray and print shades, as well as gold and silver.

This year Rico Design launches the first ever Ricorumi Crochet Along! “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a Ricorumi Crochet Along with a modern twist, which gives the opportunity to crochet twelve super cute and fun Ricorumis. The modern take on the well-known song is set to make everyone smile and sing. How does it work? Each Friday, which began on September 6, and over the following 11 weeks, Rico Design launches a new free detailed pattern with image for a Ricorumi figure on their Rico Design Website. The promotion will end in early December so that there is lots of time to finish these projects for Christmas decoration, gift giving or simply to enjoy during the holiday season.

It doesn’t matter if your customers are beginners or advanced crocheters, there is something for everyone. The perfect place to stay in touch and share the progress with fellow crocheters is on Instagram @ ricorumi as well as under the hashtag #ricorumiXmasCAL. Don’t worry if you don’t stock Ricorumi yet, the designs will stay on the website until December so there is plenty of time to place your order and participate in an event that will drive sales through your till! Rico Design will be promoting the CAL heavily across all media with details of yarn/ material requirements for your customers who love to make amigurumis! So don’t miss out, it’s great!

Cosy

It’s getting cosy! The exciting new qualities by Rico Design as well as the expanded colour ranges of existing yarns thrill the knitting and crocheting world. Rico Design is known for their high quality yarns and unique collections, which beautifully present a fantastic range of products. Their new yarns are characterised by many qualities with natural fibres like merino, silk and mohair. Typical for these qualities are exciting structures and surfaces. “Perfectly imperfect” is a trend that can be noticed not only in the crafting and stationery area but also in the field of knitting. Different yarn qualities and structures are freely mixed together, creating ultra-modern fresh looks.

Rico Design regularly publishes patterns for fashionable garments and trendy home accessories. One of them is the “Made by me” and “Made by me Stripes”, which present amazing knitting ideas: Fancy looks with mixed qualities and structures. Trendy styles in strong plain colours. Nordic charm in minimalistic neutral colours. All this can be found in the new collection of knitting leaflets. Also included are stylish garments with different stripe designs: from hip street style-pieces to casual classics. Let your customers be thrilled with super trendy knitwear and stylish accessories made from top quality yarns.

Rico Design also launches new knitting ideas from its “Made by Me” collection, our edgy catwalk inspired story. Next to trendy mustard in numerous tones, you can also look forward to Autumn and Winter fashion in pastel berry shades and wonderful blue/green nuances. These knitting designs present plain and new expressive colour gradients and are made of high quality yarns from lace weights to super chunky.

Novelties

Amongst the Rico Design winter novelties for 2019/20 you can find Luxury Hand-Dyed Happiness, which is made from a twisted skein of high-quality merino wool (19.5 microns).

The wool is dyed by hand, which results in very individual prints and create a modern pixel look when knitted. Each strand is unique in colour and colour gradient – perfectly imperfect!

Also part of this winter yarn novelties is Essentials Mega Wool chunky. Rico Design introduces this high-quality virgin wool blend in an own publication MEGA WOOL SPECIAL, with fashionable knitted and crochet items: Cool home decorations, accessories and clothes – you can make anything using Essentials Mega Wool. The thick strand is great to work with and the gigantic range of colours will get you excited about all sorts of projects. To that end, you will find lots and lots of designs in this mini book. Look forward to ponchos, jackets, scarves, headbands, socks, pillows, baskets and much more, made of the high-quality virgin wool blend. You will also find “mini-me” outfits, so that mother and child can wear matching clothes - super cute! Extra cool: many designs are given a textile paint upgrade. The paintedon graphic patterns create a unique mixture of materials that looks super modern. Last but not least, this yarn is perfectly suited for popular handicraft techniques like needle punching!

Cute

Rico Design remarkably keeps expanding their colour ranges for their popular yarn qualities. Their new trendy shades for this winter are absolutely fabulous and inspire new knitting and crocheting projects.

Especially cute is the new Rico Baby collection, which enchants with patterns for cute knitting models for babies - perfect gifts for birth, baptism or birthday! All designs are knitted in Rico Baby Classic dk, a super-soft blend of acrylic and polyamide, which captivates with its new mélange wool look colours. This fine yarn is great for babies with allergies and despite its soft structure is easy care and can be machine washed.

Moreover, Rico Design also offers amazing knitting patters in their new kids collection, with leaflets available for purchase. The new looks with animal images are not only cosy but also super practical – perfect for running and playing outside! This collection includes patterns made with popular yarns like Essentials Soft Merino aran - which is great for outdoor clothing, accessories and home decorations,Essentials Merino Plus dk – which is particularly durable and creates warming knits with loop structure, and Creative Melange chunky – a virgin wool yarn blend perfect for fashionable winter knits with harmonious colour gradients.

For more information contact your local Rico Design sales person or our UK/ Ireland customer service team on +44 (0) 2030 249009.

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