The Project Room

Northern Lights spinalong

18 January 2018

I’ve been spinning for years but it’s not often that I give the wheel much love, or be particularly adventurous with spinning techniques. Though I do like a batt of glittery art-fibre, especially those from… Read more

FO: Enso Sweater

15 January 2018

As soon as we launched our Dynamite DK yarn, I knew I wanted a sweater in the ” shade, a flattering peach with multi-coloured speckles. Hand-dyed yarns don’t always work for larger garments – the… Read more

Stitch people: Jonathan

6 October 2017

For It’s a Stitch Up’s 9th Birthday (it’s today!) I’m introducing you to some of the many folks who have supported us behind the scenes, and this time it’s Jonathan aka the wonderful Mr Stitch… 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

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

FO: Icelandic sweater for me

13 May 2017

I finished this project right before Aurora was born at the beginning of March but it’s only now that I’ve been able to try it on without the belly and confirm that it fits that… Read more

FO: Marled baby blanket

12 May 2017

My little daughter, Aurora, was born 10 weeks ago this Saturday. It’s incredible how much she has grown and developed already, she loves her toys and looking at the world. I knitted a  for her before… Read more

Picking up where someone else left off

13 February 2017

My latest FO was mostly not my handiwork but that of one of my Great Aunts who lived in a tiny house in a Suffolk seaside village. Having both passed away, their house was cleared… Read more

New FO: Nursery

8 February 2017

You may have already gathered that I am preparing for a new arrival of the small human variety (due in just two weeks!). This has given me the opportunity to work on a creative project of a… Read more

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

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