November 2016

  1. Book Review: WestKnits BestKnits Number 1 - Shawls

    Tis the season for knitting, and also for new book releases! We've got the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series from Stephen West, WestKnits BestKnits. It is subtitled Number 1 - Shawls, so hopefully there will be further titles in the future! The book features 13 of Stephen's most popular patterns. This book won't make as...
  2. Introducing Chunky Row!

    Have you heard of Chunky Row yet? They are a new company promoting super chunky 100% certified Shetland Wool. Founded by Charlotte while daydreaming in an office job last year, the aim is promote British industry and sheep breeds in a fun and exciting way. With the dropping temperatures and early nightfall, who hasn't dreamt of a cozy blanket, but...
  3. Help Us Keep Hackney Warm!

    Dirty sleeping bags curled up on cardboard mats under railway bridges and in shop doorways, fear of abuse and always the cold: rough sleeping is a tough and unkind existence affecting increasing numbers of homeless people in Hackney. It’s a problem that we think has a special resonance with us as knitters. We are after all in the business of...
  4. Book Review: Socks Yeah! Volume One by Rachel Coopey

    One of the best things about working in a knitting shop is getting a first crack at new yarns and books when they come in the door! We are loving Socks Yeah! Volume One, the latest self published title from Rachel Coopey which accompanies her recent yarn line of the same name. We asked Natalie to review it for the...
  5. Yarn Pairings for PomPom Issue 19 Winter 2016

    Crispy leaves underfoot, a bite in the air, and there are mince pies for sale in the shops. Sounds like it's time for the Autumn issue of PomPom! Issue 19 of the quarterly magazine is in the shop and online and once again it is a knockout. The 11 beautiful patterns include accessories and garments for cold weather, keeping you...

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