Blog & features

Crystalline Shawl - pattern development and inspiration

20 July 2017

It’s no secret that I have a thing for geometric forms in knitting (see Cerys Hexagon Blanket pattern), but it might the inspiration often comes from surprising places. In the case of my new shawl pattern, Crystalline, it was a stroll down London’s famous Oxford Street one evening after work, and noticing this extraordinary three-dimensional glass facade above a very ordinary branch of Boots. Read more

Introducing Crystalline Shawl pattern

19 July 2017

 is our first original lace pattern, and our first pattern designed for our Brilliance 4 Ply wool/silk yarn. It’s available as a stand-alone pattern from Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Craftsy, or as part of a with hand… Read more

Introducing the Little Book of Yarn Dyeing

9 July 2017

It is with much excitement that I can announce our first printed publication, . Like many projects, this grew out of something quite modest. Last year I decided to put together a aimed at beginners.… Read more

New yarn combos

13 June 2017

With so many new shades of Favourite Sock over the last few months, we thought it was about time we put together some new yarn combo ideas for multi-coloured projects. Don’t be afraid to mix… Read more

Sock Club May & June

11 June 2017

We have two stunning new shades of our Favourite Sock merino 4 ply yarn that have already landed in our club subscribers’ stashes. May’s shade is ”, a delicate shade dedicated to ‘special snowflakes’ everywhere.… Read more

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