Blog & features

Introducing 'Bud to Bloom'... two patterns and one amazing cause!

20 February 2016

For many years I’ve been a fan of Eskimimi Makes inimitable blog and knitting patterns, so imagine my delight to announce that Mimi Codd (aka Eskimimi) has created a pattern for our Marshmallow Cloud Baby Alpaca Chunky yarn. ‘Bud… Read more

Trend: Marled knitting

7 February 2016

Marled knitting is one of the simplest types of colour work there is – two strands of yarn of different colours held together while knitting, the resulting fabric has a random speckled texture effect. Over the last… Read more

Introducing... Hoxton Basic and Hoxton Luxe hats

31 January 2016

As much as I love knitting lace and colour-work, it’s often the simple, wearable basics I come back to time and time again. There are two newcomers in our pattern collection that definitely fall into that category! and… Read more

Find us in LoveKnitting's winter catalogue Scandinavian Design feature

28 January 2016

Our pattern is featured in LoveKnitting’s 2016 winter catalogue as part of their Scandinavian Design collection. Our passion for Scandinavian style is no secret so we’re delighted to be featured in this beautiful collection. For ultimate… Read more

New yarn shades: Favourite Sock

9 January 2016

It’s been a colourful few weeks at It’s a Stitch Up as we’ve been beavering away building up the shade range for our three yarns. But obviously it’s our merino sock yarn, Favourite Sock, that has… Read more

Happy new year... January at It's a Stitch Up

7 January 2016

Thanks to a relaxing break I’ve had the chance to reflect on what has been a both great year for me and a busy time at It’s a Stitch Up!  Being a freelancer now I was able… Read more

Last minute Christmas treats

23 December 2015

I haven’t done a whole lot of gift knitting this year – my nearest and dearest have quite a lot of knitwear by now, and most of my allocated knitting time is taken up working… Read more

FO: West Knits mystery KAL shawl 'The Doodler'

18 December 2015

This project represented two firsts for me… I have never followed a knit-a-long (I’m not very good with instructions, generally) and I have never knitted a Stephen West pattern, despite being a huge admirer of… Read more

Handmade garments for the most special of days

9 December 2015

It’s a big responsibility making a garment for someone to wear on their wedding day, but I’ve been honoured to have made several make several, from a simple cardigan: …to a full-blown bespoke wedding dress in… Read more

Leyton Studios open day & print workshop

5 December 2015

Leyton Studios is a an artist-run workspace for artists, designers and craftspeople, which is local to me in East London and has been up and running for about a year. One of the units houses… Read more

New free pattern: Mitt-o-matic...it's interactive!

3 December 2015

is my first ever interactive knitting pattern. It’s an idea I’ve been thinking about for some time and a simple enough concept; enter a few measurements into a web form, some maths is done behind the scenes,… Read more

Introducing...It's a Stitch Up Yarn!

2 December 2015

It is with huge excitement I can announce that I can announce we’re launching , our own brand of ethical, British-milled, hand-dyed yarn. I recently wrote about and the discoveries that led me to take this big leap and positive… Read more