Blog & features

Yarn suggestions for the Westknits Starflake Mystery Shawl KAL 2019

9 September 2019

There’s a new Stephen West shawl MKAL on the horizon! Several of you have asked us our shade recommendations for Starflake MKAL and we’re happy to oblige! We thoroughly enjoyed in 2015 but have not… Read more

Together we raised over £275 for Refugee Support!

3 September 2019

A heartfelt thank you for all your donations and orders supporting our August fundraiser for Refugee Support. We smashed our target, raising over £275! With a flurry of orders at the end of the month,… Read more

Pattern release: Fluro Sox by Anneknitty

19 August 2019

This fantastic new pattern Fluro Sox by Anneknitty Designs and is knitted in our Favourite Sock and Favourite Sock Minis yarn! These easy toe-up socks have a comfortable gusset heel, but the real star of… Read more

The Sewing Room at Refugee Support's centre in Cyprus

12 August 2019

This month we're raising money for Refugee Support, and I want to share with you one of the charity's most recent projects that is particularly close to my heart (and I'm sure yours too): the sewing room at their Dignity Centre Nicosia, Cyprus. Read more

It's Mini-Skeins Month! Help us raise money for Refugee Support Europe

3 August 2019

Throughout August we’re donating £1 to Refugee Support Europe for every hand-dyed skein of Favourite Sock Minis sold, including our (that’s £12 for each pack sold!). As we wrote in our last month, we wanted… Read more

We are 10!

16 July 2019

It’s a Stitch Up is 10 years old! It sort of took us by surprise (shhh, it happened last year but we were so busy we kinda forgot), so it’s high time for a celebration.… Read more

Join our new destash group

13 July 2019

We have created a new Facebook group for buying and selling It’s a Stitch Up destash yarn! Do you have a shade you’ve fallen out of love with or leftovers from a project? Or maybe… Read more

One pattern, three garments, and a whole lot of lessons

11 July 2019

Last year, after realising that most of the items in my wardrobe weren’t working for me and my postpartum body, I embarked on a mission to fill in the gaps with me-made pieces. It was… Read more

We support Ravelry

2 July 2019

In case you missed it, this week, Ravelry made the decision to ban support for the current US administration (I’m not giving airtime to anyone’s name, and it is bigger than one person anyway) because… Read more

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 2: The businesses giving new life to unwanted materials

24 June 2019

We talk to two innovative small business owners, Anna Feldman of Wild and Woolly and Simona Marian-Maloney of Recycled Yarn Co. about their very different eco-conscious yarn initiatives. This is the second in a series… Read more

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 1: Is there a case for 'cheap acrylic'?

17 June 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the sometimes difficult relationship between cost and sustainability of the materials we use. Later in the series, we hear from two small business owners about… Read more

It's a Stitch Up Yarn Pop-Up at Wild & Woolly, 8 June

3 June 2019

Wild & Woolly local yarn store in Hackney are hosting an It’s a Stitch Up pop-up as part of their World Wide Knit in Public Day celebrations on Saturday 8 June 2019! For one day… Read more