Blog & features

Northern Lights spinalong

18 January 2018

I’ve been spinning for years but it’s not often that I give the wheel much love, or be particularly adventurous with spinning techniques. Though I do like a batt of glittery art-fibre, especially those from… Read more

It's a Stitch Up yarn on Canary Lotus podcast

17 January 2018

I like to catch up on blogs during my six (yes six) daily bus journeys, but I hardly ever have time to listen to or watch podcasts so I feel quite out of the loop… Read more

FO: Enso Sweater

15 January 2018

As soon as we launched our Dynamite DK yarn, I knew I wanted a sweater in the ” shade, a flattering peach with multi-coloured speckles. Hand-dyed yarns don’t always work for larger garments – the… Read more

2017 Advent Calendar day by day

8 January 2018

I think it was the Opal brand the started the yarn advent calendar trend originally, and quite a few indie dyers have followed suit. We decided to do our first one for Christmas 2017 and… Read more

Last order dates for Christmas

6 December 2017

Last posting dates for Christmas orders are rapidly approaching! Within UK Special Delivery is now available as a shipping option in the UK, which means we can offer guaranteed Christmas delivery on orders received up… Read more

Japan Collection - new shades and yarns

24 November 2017

As winter draws in we’ve been very busy in the dye studio creating our biggest yarn collection so far. Our Japan collection spans our entire range of yarns (and some special editions!) and draws inspiration… Read more

Trend: Metallic foiled knits

27 October 2017

Hands up, I am a magpie. I am drawn to shiny things but I’ll be honest, I hadn’t actually noticed that foiled knitwear existed until I started looking. It turns out that lots of designers… Read more

9th Birthday Giveaway part 2: Neon Yarn Party!

8 October 2017

Come and join the 9th birthday party on Instagram where you can win a fluro-tastic selection of our hand-dyed yarns. The competition closes at 18:00 UK time on Tuesday 10 October – bring your shades! Read more

Stitch people: Jonathan

6 October 2017

For It’s a Stitch Up’s 9th Birthday (it’s today!) I’m introducing you to some of the many folks who have supported us behind the scenes, and this time it’s Jonathan aka the wonderful Mr Stitch… Read more

Stitch people: Jovanna

5 October 2017

During our 9th birthday week I’m taking the opportunity to introduce some of the many folks that have supported It’s a Stitch Up behind the scenes. So without further ado, meet Jovanna! Jovanna is the… Read more

It's our 9th birthday!

4 October 2017

It crept up on me (and in fact I had to check Wayback Machine to confirm the exact date), but this Thursday, 6th October, is the 9th anniversary of publishing my first knitting pattern and… Read more

Yarn FAQs

16 September 2017

We get asked a lot of questions about our yarn, which over time I’ll compile onto our yarn info pages. In the meantime, here are some that we get asked often. Keep them coming! We’re… Read more