From the Studio

Introducing our Yarn Loyalty Card

26 January 2018

Shopping online can often feel like it’s all about introductory offers, discount codes and flash sales – things that don’t sit very well for an artisan business like ours. As brands relentlessly case new customers,… Read more

It's a Stitch Up yarn on Canary Lotus podcast

17 January 2018

I like to catch up on blogs during my six (yes six) daily bus journeys, but I hardly ever have time to listen to or watch podcasts so I feel quite out of the loop… Read more

2017 Advent Calendar day by day

8 January 2018

I think it was the Opal brand the started the yarn advent calendar trend originally, and quite a few indie dyers have followed suit. We decided to do our first one for Christmas 2017 and… Read more

Last order dates for Christmas

6 December 2017

Last posting dates for Christmas orders are rapidly approaching! Within UK Special Delivery is now available as a shipping option in the UK, which means we can offer guaranteed Christmas delivery on orders received up… Read more

9th Birthday Giveaway part 2: Neon Yarn Party!

8 October 2017

Come and join the 9th birthday party on Instagram where you can win a fluro-tastic selection of our hand-dyed yarns. The competition closes at 18:00 UK time on Tuesday 10 October – bring your shades! Read more

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