Posts about colour

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

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

Trend: Marled knitting

7 February 2016

Marled knitting is one of the simplest types of colour work there is – two strands of yarn of different colours held together while knitting, the resulting fabric has a random speckled texture effect. Over the last… 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

Nordic variations

24 October 2015

I love experimenting with new colour combinations and knitting a few  to stock the shop for Christmas gives me a perfect opportunity to update this traditional fair isle motif with some modern colours. I was planning to… 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

Introducing... Cauldhame

9 October 2015

I’m delighted to introduce my new scarf pattern, ! It’s available now as a PDF download from Ravelry, and also from LoveKnitting, where you can buy the pattern and yarn at the same time. Drops… Read more

Dyeing deluge!

27 November 2013

When my regular partner in craft,  Jessica from The Toile and Trouble, expressed an interest having a go at hand-dyeing I of course obliged. Much fun was had, many methods tried and a rainbow of… Read more

Kaffe Fassett - A Life In Colour exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

6 June 2013

Tucked away in a quiet street near London Bridge station is the Fashion and Textile Museum, an amazing resource that until a couple of days ago I did not know existed. Founded by Zandra Rhodes,… Read more

The evolution of the hot water bottle cover

7 January 2013

Who’d have thought there was so much life in the humble hot water bottle cover! Not only has the Nordic Ski Sweater Hot Water Bottle Cover quickly become my best selling pattern, but the ones I knit for… Read more

Exploring Colour in Knitting

5 January 2013

I was lucky enough to receive a new addition to my knitting library from an office secret Santa; Exploring Colour in Knitting by Sarah Hazell and Emma King. Clearly this was a Santa who knows me very… Read more

Olek exhibition at Tony's Gallery

23 March 2012

As soon as I saw photos from Olek’s crocheted room at Tony’s Gallery in East London, I knew this was something not to miss. This is the New York basked artist’s the first UK solo… Read more