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FO: Icelandic sweater for me

13 May 2017

I finished this project right before Aurora was born at the beginning of March but it’s only now that I’ve been able to try it on without the belly and confirm that it fits that… Read more

FO: Marled baby blanket

12 May 2017

My little daughter, Aurora, was born 10 weeks ago this Saturday. It’s incredible how much she has grown and developed already, she loves her toys and looking at the world. I knitted a  for her before… Read more

Sock Club subscriptions now open, starting May 2017

18 April 2017

We’ve re-opened subscriptions for our yarn club! You can choose either one or two skeins of our hand-dyed, ethical merino sock yarn delivered to your door each month. For the first time, we’re offering both a… Read more

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