Japan Collection – new shades and yarns

Suzie Blackman
Friday, 24 November 2017


As winter draws in we’ve been very busy in the dye studio creating our biggest yarn collection so far. Our Japan collection spans our entire range of yarns (and some special editions!) and draws inspiration from Japan’s diverse nature and culture. With bold dye techniques and eye catching colours, these yarns are the perfect things to brighten grey winter days.


Photo: Slackrhackr on Flickr (CC)

‘Shinjuku’ features black, purple and turquoise with splashes of neon, inspired by the iconic neon signs of Kabukichō, the red light district of Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Dynamite DK British wool in ‘Shinjuku’

Favourite Sock in ‘Shinjuku’

Merino superwash wool top/roving in ‘Shinjuku’

Special Edition: Phlump Merino super chunky sparkle yarn in ‘Shinjuku’


A pale pink affair with purple and neon pink speckles, inspired by Japan’s famous springtime cherry blossom.

Favourite Sock merino in ‘Sakura’


Vivid turquoise blue with splashes of scarlet and magenta, inspired by richly coloured Japanese floral silks.

Favourite Sock merino yarn in ‘Kimono’


Red, purple, pink and orange tones. Momiji is the Japanese word for autumn foliage, specifically the Japanese Maple, which inspired this shade.

Favourite Sock merino in ‘Momiji

Special Edition Superlux Lace (Baby Alpaca, Silk, Cashmere) in ‘Momiji’

Awesome Aran British Bluefaced Leicester in ‘Momiji’

Just a taste of Japan

These four shades plus forthcoming shade ‘Tsunami’ are available as a pack of sparkly sock mini skeins.

Japan Collection mini skeins pack

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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

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