Blog & features

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

2015 Advent Calendar

2 December 2015

We’d like to say Merry Knitmas! To thank you for following us we’re revealing daily gifts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook until Christmas. Read more

The ethics of wool

1 December 2015

For many knitters and stitchers (me included), it’s more the relaxing hobby or a creative outlet. The ethical factors that compel us to the handmade lifestyle also matter, be them environmental – a desire to reduce clothing miles or wear more… Read more