Yarn & Pattern News

Yarn suggestions for the Westknits Starflake Mystery Shawl KAL 2019

9 September 2019

There’s a new Stephen West shawl MKAL on the horizon! Several of you have asked us our shade recommendations for Starflake MKAL and we’re happy to oblige! We thoroughly enjoyed in 2015 but have not… Read more

Together we raised over £275 for Refugee Support!

3 September 2019

A heartfelt thank you for all your donations and orders supporting our August fundraiser for Refugee Support. We smashed our target, raising over £275! With a flurry of orders at the end of the month,… Read more

Pattern release: Fluro Sox by Anneknitty

19 August 2019

This fantastic new pattern Fluro Sox by Anneknitty Designs and is knitted in our Favourite Sock and Favourite Sock Minis yarn! These easy toe-up socks have a comfortable gusset heel, but the real star of… Read more

The Sewing Room at Refugee Support's centre in Cyprus

12 August 2019

This month we're raising money for Refugee Support, and I want to share with you one of the charity's most recent projects that is particularly close to my heart (and I'm sure yours too): the sewing room at their Dignity Centre Nicosia, Cyprus. Read more

It's Mini-Skeins Month! Help us raise money for Refugee Support Europe

3 August 2019

Throughout August we’re donating £1 to Refugee Support Europe for every hand-dyed skein of Favourite Sock Minis sold, including our (that’s £12 for each pack sold!). As we wrote in our last month, we wanted… Read more

We are 10!

16 July 2019

It’s a Stitch Up is 10 years old! It sort of took us by surprise (shhh, it happened last year but we were so busy we kinda forgot), so it’s high time for a celebration.… Read more

Join our new destash group

13 July 2019

We have created a new Facebook group for buying and selling It’s a Stitch Up destash yarn! Do you have a shade you’ve fallen out of love with or leftovers from a project? Or maybe… Read more

It's a Stitch Up Yarn Pop-Up at Wild & Woolly, 8 June

3 June 2019

Wild & Woolly local yarn store in Hackney are hosting an It’s a Stitch Up pop-up as part of their World Wide Knit in Public Day celebrations on Saturday 8 June 2019! For one day… Read more

Rebel Stitch - our new monthly knit night in Walthamstow

24 May 2019

Since opening up in my neighbourhood of Wood Street, Walthamstow late last year, Rebel Coffee has become a favourite hang-out of mine – not just because of its convenient location on my route to the… Read more

New yarn shades, fades and combos

23 May 2019

In what seems like the blink of an eye, we’re five months into 2019 already! I thought it was about time we showcase some of the new colours we’ve added to the range this year.… Read more

Introducing the Tsunami Cowl - our latest knitting pattern

18 April 2019

Our latest knitting pattern is cosy cowl designed especially for variegated hand dyed yarn. This is our first design for our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn, showcasing our striking shade of the same name. is a… Read more

We're in May's edition of Knitting Magazine!

4 April 2019

We’re thrilled to be featured in the knitting press again, and this month we’re in the brilliant Knitting magazine not once but twice! There’s a lovely review of our Dynamite DK in ‘Shinjuku’ by Sarah… Read more