Blog & features

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

Techniques for Crystalline Shawl

30 August 2017

I’ve made a couple of video clips to help with the techniques in our Crystalline Shawl pattern. We’ve given Crystalline an ‘adventurous‘ skill rating because it combines lace knitting and beading, and requires a little concentration, but there’s no reason this can’t be your first beaded project... 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