The Project Room

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

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

Autumn colour

22 October 2015

To make up for the less than successful attempt, I dyed a few skeins with some other, more reliable natural dyes, and I’m so happy with these beautiful autumn colours. All yarns were pre-mordanted with… Read more

FO: Stripy baby jacket

18 October 2015

A recently finished this little project for a very special small person. The pattern was ‘Baby Crossover Top‘ from one of the first knitting books I bought, Easy Knits: 25 Simple Designs for Babies, Children, Adults by… Read more

Skill unlocked: Beaded crochet jewellery

29 September 2015

Learning crochet is something I have tried and failed to master three times now. Three patient teachers have attempted to introduce me to the granny square and yet I still can’t even cast on (is it… Read more

FO: 'Grettir' men's icelandic sweater

21 September 2015

FOs are flying off the needles at Stitch Up towers recently, and none have made me more proud than this. The pattern is Grettir by Jared Flood. Full details are on my Ravelry project page.… Read more

FO: Colourblock featherweight

29 July 2015

Hannah Fettig’s ‘Featherweight Cardigan’ perfectly combines elegance and simplicity. Its airy gauge makes it quick to knit, gives it a lovely drape and makes it a practical garment for the unpredictable British summer. Having just about recovered from the loss of my last featherweight, I decided to make a replacement. Read more