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  1. Virtual Knit Night June 13th

    Oh I'm having one of those days where there doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day - a proper jig saw puzzle of activities, covering business life as much as every day family obligations. I'll be running around covering all my bases, hopefully landing on my sofa because tonight I plan to tune in to our Virtual from...
    Virtual Knit Night June 13th
  2. Come ply with me...

    With this post I'm looking at plying and a few different characteristics it gives to yarns. In its simplest forms ply means the number of strands of yarn twisted together and ply can be used to describe the thickness of yarn. For example a 4-ply being thicker than a 2-ply as it has more strands twisted together. This only works...
    Come ply with me...
  3. Tessellated by Andrea Mowry - Colour Inspiration

    We have revamped the ever popular Tessellated Kits so I'm having a rummage through the shelves and putting together some colour combinations. The Tessellated pattern comes in either a vest or a pullover and both incorporate this beautifully simple slip stitch colourwork design. The vest is a simple round necked tank top knit from the bottom up. The pullover is...
    Tessellated by Andrea Mowry - Colour Inspiration
  4. Home Grown

    There are some beautiful yarns at Knit With Attitude from all around the world but with this post my aim is to look at those yarns that are a bit closer to home. Focusing on the yarns that are made up of British grown fibres and having a closer look at the sheep behind those yarns. Blue Faced Leicester 1...
    Home Grown
  5. What George Knits - Kaarina Shawl

    Continuing on with my little scarf series knit in the relaunched Hey Mama Wolf yarn I have knit up another one. This time in Ylva. I have to say I am obsessing about one skein projects at the moment and especially little scarfs, they are so cute. They are great to have in the shop to showcase how the yarn...
    What George Knits - Kaarina Shawl
  6. Recommended Yarn Third Edition - Part Two

    I've been a bit slow to follow up on part two of the Third Edition of Recommended Yarn. Better late than never. If you haven't seen the recommended yarn posts before the theme is to look at designs that have been written exactly for the yarns that we stock. We are often asked to substitute yarns for patterns but for...
    Recommended Yarn Third Edition - Part Two
  7. Design Inspiration for Vivacious Botanicals

    You might think that one becomes a bit blasé by working here at Knit with attitude, I mean there is literally beauty everywhere you look, and one could assume that this simply has to dampen the enthusiasm a bit… But no, nah, not at all and absolutely by no means - this does not happen! I do believe that for...
    Design Inspiration for Vivacious Botanicals
  8. I just couldn't resist some Vivacious colour combos...

    Like the title of this blog post says I just couldn't resist some Vivacious colour combinations. Since we had a big restock of Fyberspates Vivacious and the new Vivacious Botanical I have kept taking them off the wall and laying them next to each other in all sorts of combinations. Every day I come in lay out a new pairing...
    I just couldn't resist some Vivacious colour combos...
  9. Virtual Knit Night May 9th

    Oh I've had a few weeks with nothing but admin, spread sheets, counts, numbers and filing - I swear if it weren't for the few minutes of knitting that I've snuck in every evening - I would haver lost my grip on things! And that is just one of the wonderful aspects of this dear craft isn't it, it is...
    Virtual Knit Night May 9th
  10. What George Knits - Bassenfell Scarf

    The full range of the relaunched Hey Mama Wolf yarn has been calling me from the shelves so I've started a little scarf side quest. I have got it into my head that I want to knit one skein scarfs in all the Hey Mama Wolf yarns. For one they make a great shop sample showing you how the yarn...
    What George Knits - Bassenfell Scarf
  11. What Maya Knits – Tessellated Vest

    As most of you know by now, my knitting time is so precious to me – firstly as it is very limited, secondly because with time I've become slow. With this I noticed a change in my focus, where the end result used to be the main goal, it is now all about the process, the knitting in itself, and...
    What Maya Knits – Tessellated Vest
  12. Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 21

    Laine's summer Issue is drawing us in with a hazy summer warmth and beautiful knitwear. The theme for this issue is Harvest Sun. As spring begins to warm up Laine present us with the joys of the summer, with flower filled filled fields and long light days. The designs inside feature meticulous details as well as beautiful textures. Designs not...
    Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 21

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