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Picking up where someone else left off

13 February 2017

My latest FO was mostly not my handiwork but that of one of my Great Aunts who lived in a tiny house in a Suffolk seaside village. Having both passed away, their house was cleared… Read more

New FO: Nursery

8 February 2017

You may have already gathered that I am preparing for a new arrival of the small human variety (due in just two weeks!). This has given me the opportunity to work on a creative project of a… Read more

Yarn store update, Pussyhats and yarn bargains!

13 January 2017

If you’re following us on Instagram you’ll know that we’ve been busy organising the new studio and dyeing tasty new shades. To make sure you don’t miss out, head to The Yarn Store from 6pm… Read more

December at It's a Stitch Up

20 December 2016

It’s been a busy month here even though we’ve been a little quiet online. We finally moved at the end of November and needless to say it’s been chaos. More about the new home/studio further… Read more

A/W knitwear trend: The oversize sweater

17 November 2016

Chunky, oversize knits are popular on the high street this season. The good news for hand-knitters is that this means quick-to-knit garments with minimal shaping. But, with 8+ inches ease, it can be hard to… Read more

Awesome Aran in the spotlight

2 November 2016

Awesome Aran is our 100% homegrown British wool and we love it for being a great all-rounder – soft, warm and easy to care for. It’s spun in England from only the finest wool that the… Read more

FO: Skull baby hoodie

26 October 2016

Here’s the latest of many projects that’ve come off the needles recently in preparation for the arrival of a small person! The pattern Hooded skill jacket by Baby Goth Knits. The skull motif requires a… Read more

Stained glass making workshop at Rainbow Glass Studios

17 October 2016

It’s hard to believe but occasionally things that aren’t knitting capture my interest. Stained glass is something I’ve always quite liked – although traditional styles aren’t my taste – it offers a wealth of creative possibilities… Read more

New pattern: Shipwreck Cove

27 September 2016

We’ve added a brand new pattern to the family!  is a nautical cabled cowl that’s snug enough to keep those chilly sea (or land) breezes at bay. The textured fabric is formed of deceptively simple all-over cable patterns. This is… Read more

FO: Colourful blanket

21 September 2016

It’s finished! I am mighty pleased with it now it’s complete, you can really see the colours blend into a gradient. (Want to make your own? Have a look at the instructions here: ). Instructions… Read more

September Yarn Store update

19 September 2016

So far it’s been a productive September at It’s a Stitch Up towers, we have so many new colours and one entirely new yarn! First the new yarn addition: We’ve been working on the perfect… Read more

Yarn Club is back

2 September 2016

I’ve been so busy dyeing that I almost forgot to post about new ! After the summer off we have a new club starting this month (September). But be quick, it’s shipping out next week… Read more