November 7, 2016

Feeling Chilly? Get Your Mitts On Our Knitting Kits

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Can you believe how cold it’s got these past few days?! Thankfully, our knitting kits have got us sorted. You might recognise out mittens from last year but now we’ve also got a gorgeous ribbed bobble hat kit to match. Buy two or more of any of our knitting kits and you’ll also get free…

July 18, 2016

Find us on Love Knitting

mitten pattern customise pom poms

We’re taking over a few of the Love Knitting channels today, you’ll be able to find us on their Instagram, their Community feed and on their blog where we’re customising our Mitten Pattern.  We thought we’d also take this opportunity to try and get as many of you knitters as possible to join us on their…

July 1, 2016

Mellow Cardigan in Gold Rowan Silk Twist

rowan silk twist mellow cardigan

Oh my beautiful Golden Fleece, how I love you! This cardigan is the fastest knitting project I’ve ever completed and probably ever will. I’d started and finished it within a month, probably mostly due to the fact that it felt so bloody beautiful to knit. The yarn is Silk Twist by Rowan and is soooo…

July 1, 2016

How to Knit a Buttonhole in 2 x 2 Ribbing

rowan silk twist mellow cardigan

After making my Mellow Cardigan and finally mastering the buttonhole I thought I’d share a tutorial for making buttonholes in 2 x 2 rib. This method works really well and results in perfect holes for your pretty buttons! 1. After having picked up the stitches you need along your front opening edge, knit in 2 x 2 ribbing…

April 7, 2016

Easy First Cable Jumper

rowan frost orange cable jumper

I started knitting this jumper at Christmas. I’d just finished my pink monstrosity and wanted to knit something on sensible-sized needles that I’d actually want to wear out of the house. Three months later and it’s finished and I’m so in love with it – I don’t think I’ll ever take it off! The yarn is Rowan…

March 31, 2016

How to Steam Block Your Knitting

how to steam block put in wires knitting

I’m not the best knitter in the world and I’ve never blocked any of my knitting before. But everyone kept telling me that it’s an essential step to creating the perfect knitted garment. Yes, you’ve knitted for hours and hours and you just want to get the damn thing done but hey, what’s an extra…

December 29, 2015

Pink Christmas Jumper

pink tumble raglan jumper

Please don’t judge my knitting skills on this jumper. I know it’s huge and so pink and misshapen and generally pretty offensive but I kind of love it still. Christmas is the season for questionable knitwear anyway, right? I started knitting this sweater straight after the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally. I picked up…

June 16, 2015

Rowan Lace Workshop at Liberty

Rowan Knitting Class

Last weekend we had the pleasure of taking part in a Rowan lace workshop at Liberty. It was held in their beautiful Heritage Suite just off from the haberdashery and promised to leave us with the knowledge we needed to add basic lace designs to our knitting. Neither of us have tried lace before, but…

October 23, 2014

A Day Out At TOFT Alpaca Farm

toft alpaca farm crochet

It’s no secret that we’re both big fans of British DIY knitwear and wool company TOFT. We both knitted their beehive hats last year and love their luxury alpaca and wool yarns. When we met Kerry, the founder of TOFT, at the Handmade Fair she invited us to visit them at their alpaca farm for…