Blog & features

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

Techniques for Crystalline Shawl

30 August 2017

It looks like you’re reading this using a feed reader so the videos won’t show up. To see the embedded videos please .I’ve made a couple of video clips to help with the techniques in… Read more

Introducing... Dynamite DK, our new British wool sweater yarn

22 August 2017

DK is the classic knitters’ gauge, with that perfect balance of easy knitting, warmth and wearability that works for pretty much every kind of garment. It’s been a gap in our range that has been… Read more

August 2017 website improvements

19 August 2017

It often surprises people how much time and I spend beavering away on itsastitchup.co.uk. I am a web designer and developer by profession, and I’ve also run several websites as personal projects over the years,… Read more

August pricing review

8 August 2017

When I started transforming It’s a Stitch Up from a hobby to a business, one of the most important objectives was to be able to provide value for money to customers; that is to offer… Read more

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... 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