Blog & features

FO: Flaum Cardigan

12 February 2020

Over the last couple of years there has been a definite change in my approach to knitting and making in general. I have become far less easily seduced by interesting-looking techniques and details, and much… Read more

Kits for Tregrensa supporting Australia bush fire relief

3 February 2020

We’ve joined forces with three awesome UK dyers – RiverKnits, Felt Fusion and Hooking Marvellous – to offer yarn + pattern kits for our Tregrensa Cowl, supporting bush fire relief in Australia. The shades we… Read more

12 Days of Yarn-mas unwrapped

31 January 2020

Every year, in the throws of dyeing for our Yarn Advent Calendar it’s all too much, and I say to my self “I’m never dyeing another mini-skein”, but for the last two years I’ve ended… Read more

Introducing...the Tregrensa Cowl

22 January 2020

Our newest pattern is a celebration of colourwork traditions, with a design inspired by Scandinavian mountain landscapes. Read more

Our 2019 Yarn Advent Calendar unwrapped

20 January 2020

Every year our Yarn Advent Calendar is one of the biggest projects we take on, and this year was no exception. The box included 24 limited new, edition shades of Favourite Sock minis and extra gifts… Read more

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