Blog & features

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

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