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  1. Ultimate Gift Guide

    There are so many beautiful things to share with loved ones this Christmas. This can be anything from a useful little tool to an experience enjoyed together. We have a range of gift ideas perfect for giving or putting on your wish list. Stocking Fillers Well made tools are a great addition to any knitters collection and will prove useful...
    Ultimate Gift Guide
  2. Revisiting &Make Super Bulky

    The chunky yarn has arrived at Knit With Attitude and just in time for some fun chunky winter knits or quick Christmas gifts. It's so lovely to knit with and great for beginners and experienced knitters alike. What better time to revisit it. &Make Super Bulky is made from a soft 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. This plump and quick to...
    Revisiting &Make Super Bulky
  3. Revisiting Socks Yeah DK!

    We have just received a delivery of the much loved Socks Yeah DK! This trusty yarn is great for all sorts of projects, not just socks. So what a great time to get some Socks Yeah inspiration. Socks Yeah DK is the heavier DK version of Socks Yeah 4ply. Following on from the popular Socks Yeah 4ply, designer Rachel Coopey...
    Revisiting Socks Yeah DK!
  4. Quick gifts for Christmas

    It's that time of year again and many of us might be thinking of knitting or crocheting a gift this festive season. But time is quickly running out and our plans might be more ambitious than hours in the day. So with this blog post I am looking at little projects that are quick to knit but are still thoughtful...
    Quick gifts for Christmas
  5. Recommended Yarn Second Edition - Part Two

    This is part two to the second edition of Recommended Yarn, to read part one follow this link: Second Edition Part One. The theme for the Recommended Yarn series is to look at what is new and knitted up in the yarns we stock. You can check out Recommended Yarn - Part one and Part Two with those links. My criteria for the first...
    Recommended Yarn Second Edition - Part Two
  6. Lotta H. Löthgren's Mushroom Cowl - Favourite Colour Combos

    We really enjoyed having Lotta in the shop the other weekend, it was so great meeting her and hearing about her designs. We loved seeing all the knits from her book Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest and sharing that with other knitters who came by to see the samples and have a chat. We are excited to see...
    Lotta H. Löthgren's Mushroom Cowl - Favourite Colour Combos
  7. Virtual Knit Night November 9th

    I’m resurfacing, crawling out from behind the covid fog, I have to admit that this round was particularly rough. Slowly breathing and slowly getting back on track with everything Knit With Attitude, I’m so grateful for my wonderful staff that are able to steer this ship with steady hands even when I’m not there. Back in the shop, surrounded by...
    Virtual Knit Night November 9th
  8. Yarn Pairings - Pom Pom 47

    Pom Pom Issue 47 is around the corner and the Winter issue Monochrome is full of delightful patterns to keep you knitting through the coming months. The theme for this issue is subtle colour combinations. So designs that focus on shades of the same colour, textural differences or shadows and depth. Designers featured are Sara Ottosson, Rebecca Clow, Alessandra Gropazzi...
    Yarn Pairings - Pom Pom 47
  9. Colour Inspiration - Halloween

    Goblins and ghouls have worked some mischief on our widow display and turned it into a spooky fantasy. This however is all for a good cause. We are taking part in the Trick or Eat trail. Trick or Eat is organised by Hackney based Local Buyers Club and brings together residents and business in order to collect donations for Hackney...
    Colour Inspiration - Halloween
  10. Recommended Yarn - Second Edition Part One

    The recommended yarn blog posts earlier in the year were really popular so it has encouraged me to keep it up as a regular series. Maybe three or four times a year I will check in and see what is new and designed in the yarns we sell. The theme for the Recommended Yarn series is to look at what...
    Recommended Yarn - Second Edition Part One
  11. How I use the Twig & Horn Wool Soap

    It's a perfect time of year to go through and give your favourite knitwear some love, maybe a refresh before you are wearing it again in the winter. So with this blog post I will take you through how I like to use the Twig & Horn Liquid Lanolin Wool Soap. The Twig & Horn Liquid Lanolin Wool Soap is...
    How I use the Twig & Horn Wool Soap
  12. Needles for Socks

    We have made many posts looking at the beautiful sock friendly yarns along with various sock patterns and books over the years. But this post is dedicated to the tools you need to create the socks themselves. The foundation of every knitters work, your needles. There are different ways to knit a sock and different needles available to you, but...
    Needles for Socks

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