Blog & features

Tips for knitting wool socks that last

19 February 2019

I have never cared for rules in creative pursuits, so naturally when I heard “sock yarn need Nylon” I took it with a pinch of salt. Humans have been wearing woollen socks for millennia, and… Read more

We need to talk about Nylon

15 February 2019

Occasionally (actually quite rarely these days) we’re asked why we don’t offer a Nylon blend sock yarn. Sustainability is always in our minds and we try to use only recycled and reusable plastics within the… Read more

FO: Cardamom Coffee hat

2 February 2019

If you’re both an avid colourwork knitter and a lover of hand-dyed yarn then the chances are you’re already a fan of designer Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks. Indeed, you may already have a few… Read more

FO: Liv cardigan in 'Shinjuku'

13 January 2019

A new FO was recently released from the needles and has already become a wardrobe staple. Meet Liv: I knitted two sweaters in 2018 not because I needed sweaters, but because I loved the patterns.… Read more

2018 Advent Calendar day by day

4 January 2019

This year our Yarn Advent Calendars travelled to customers all over the world, with many more folks following along on Facebook and Instagram as each day’s parcel was opened. In case you missed, it we… Read more

Our Yarnporium Diary

31 December 2018

At the beginning we hauled a mountain of yarn and goodies over to Westminster and set up temporary shop at Yarnporium – London’s best loved festival of yarn and knitting. This was our first ever real-world… Read more

Our Yarn Dyeing Kits featured in Knitting Magazine

13 December 2018

We’re thrilled to let you know that our Yarn Dyeing Kits are featured in Knitting Magazine‘s ‘Creating Differently’ feature from their January 2019 issue, out today! The feature pulls together a fabulous collection of ideas… Read more

Last order dates for the holiday season

4 December 2018

We know that many of you order for gifts this time or year, or for your own holiday knitting! To make sure you get your goodies on time, please take note of the last order… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Sewing Highlights

19 October 2018

The second half of my highlights from this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace covers the what is main focus of the show: Fabric crafts – fashion sewing, quilting, embroidery and related pursuits.… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Yarn and Fibre Highlights

17 October 2018

Last Thursday I popped along to the The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in North London (both the event and the venue are affectionately known as 'Ally Pally'). I found many wonderful independents and plenty of goodies for the knit-inclined. Read more

FO: Cauldhame Scarf in soft colours

10 October 2018

It's hard to believe this project was started in October 2015 and lay hibernating for almost 3 years before being rediscovered when I started decluttering my knitting supplies. Read more

The Big Deshash: Fabric Edition

19 September 2018

If your caught my interview on Clear the Decks’ podcast you may remember me mentioning feeling that, compared to my knitting materials which are very well organised, my sewing materials were in a bit of… Read more