Author archive

Introducing the Tsunami Cowl - our latest knitting pattern

18 April 2019

Our latest knitting pattern is cosy cowl designed especially for variegated hand dyed yarn. This is our first design for our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn, showcasing our striking shade of the same name. is a… Read more

FO: The Bubble Sweater

12 April 2019

It was a great relief to get my first garment project of 2019 off the needles while there’s still a little bit of a chill in the air. It was 2015 when I last made… Read more

FO: Ruffle blouse with jumbo polka dots

11 April 2019

It’s been a year since I started the process of decluttering and organising my sewing supplies, prompted by my friend Nadia Arbach’s excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast (which has just started a… Read more

We're in May's edition of Knitting Magazine!

4 April 2019

We’re thrilled to be featured in the knitting press again, and this month we’re in the brilliant Knitting magazine not once but twice! There’s a lovely review of our Dynamite DK in ‘Shinjuku’ by Sarah… Read more

Postage prices

3 April 2019

Every year Royal Mail increase their prices in March. For the previous two years, the increases have been small and we’ve been able to absorb the costs without increasing our shipping prices. This year, the… Read more

Our Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 roundup

28 March 2019

Edinburgh Yarn Festival (EYF) has grown into one of the most high-profile yarn events worldwide, attracting visitors from across the globe. This year I travelled to the show for the first time to absorb yarn… Read more

Sewing tiny clothes

8 March 2019

It’s been almost six months since I blogged about sewing projects. I feel like I have hardly had a moment to do any sewing, but counting them I have actually managed to churn out eight… Read more

FO: Azula hat

21 February 2019

After the minor disappointment of my recently completed hat being a little too snug, I still had a hat-shaped hole in my closet and something of a paradox to solve. I have come to realise that… Read more

Tips for knitting wool socks that last

19 February 2019

I have never cared for rules in creative pursuits, so naturally when I heard “sock yarn need Nylon” I took it with a pinch of salt. Humans have been wearing woollen socks for millennia, and… Read more

We need to talk about Nylon

15 February 2019

Occasionally (actually quite rarely these days) we’re asked why we don’t offer a Nylon blend sock yarn. Sustainability is always in our minds and we try to use only recycled and reusable plastics within the… Read more

FO: Cardamom Coffee hat

2 February 2019

If you’re both an avid colourwork knitter and a lover of hand-dyed yarn then the chances are you’re already a fan of designer Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks. Indeed, you may already have a few… Read more

FO: Liv cardigan in 'Shinjuku'

13 January 2019

A new FO was recently released from the needles and has already become a wardrobe staple. Meet Liv: I knitted two sweaters in 2018 not because I needed sweaters, but because I loved the patterns.… Read more