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FO: Skull baby hoodie

26 October 2016

Here’s the latest of many projects that’ve come off the needles recently in preparation for the arrival of a small person! The pattern Hooded skill jacket by Baby Goth Knits. The skull motif requires a… Read more

Stained glass making workshop at Rainbow Glass Studios

17 October 2016

It’s hard to believe but occasionally things that aren’t knitting capture my interest. Stained glass is something I’ve always quite liked – although traditional styles aren’t my taste – it offers a wealth of creative possibilities… Read more

New pattern: Shipwreck Cove

27 September 2016

We’ve added a brand new pattern to the family!  is a nautical cabled cowl that’s snug enough to keep those chilly sea (or land) breezes at bay. The textured fabric is formed of deceptively simple all-over cable patterns. This is… Read more

FO: Colourful blanket

21 September 2016

It’s finished! I am mighty pleased with it now it’s complete, you can really see the colours blend into a gradient. (Want to make your own? Have a look at the instructions here: ). Instructions… Read more

September Yarn Store update

19 September 2016

So far it’s been a productive September at It’s a Stitch Up towers, we have so many new colours and one entirely new yarn! First the new yarn addition: We’ve been working on the perfect… Read more

Yarn Club is back

2 September 2016

I’ve been so busy dyeing that I almost forgot to post about new ! After the summer off we have a new club starting this month (September). But be quick, it’s shipping out next week… Read more

Colourful blanket WIP with tutorial

21 August 2016

This latest project was a spur-of-the-moment idea that combines some of my favourite things; clashing colours, geomentric patterns and modular construction. Normally I’d wait until a project is finished before sharing a tutorial but it’s… Read more

All change

27 June 2016

You might have noticed that things been a bit quiet here since the spring, that’s because there has been a lot going on outside of It’s a Stitch Up. I’ve had some health problems which have led… Read more

Ode to Kureyon

31 May 2016

Over three years in the making, my giant version of the is almost finished, with the hexagons done and the edging going on (one side at a time, I don’t think circs exist that could… Read more

It's sock club time

25 February 2016

Subscriptions for the next sock club, starting in March, are closing this weekend! Sock club subscribers receive a brand new hand-dyed shade of Favourite Sock high-twist superwash merino every month, before it lands in the… Read more

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