DIY

  1. How to find a fade

    There are so many beautiful projects out there at the moment that call for a fade. From the original Find Your Fade Shawl and So Faded by Andrea Mowry to Fading Point by Joji Locatelli, there are loads of options, ideas and inspriations. But what is a fade, and how do you choose your yarns?! First off, what is a fade...
  2. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 23 – Winter 2017

    Who doesn't love a winter issue of a knitting magazine? They are often the best of the year, with cozy sweaters and snuggly accessories. The Winter 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is one of their best this year, and that's with a year that's been fairly knock out! This issue was inspired by norther lights and neon colours in...
  3. Yarn Pairings for Rib Issue 3 - Alchemy

    We are getting all the autumn issues into the shop, and we couldn't be more excited. It's sweater weather! One of the issues that has just arrived is Rib Issue 3 - Alchemy. This all menswear magazine is going from strength to strength, and we love being able to represent knitting patterns for more people. As always we have done...
  4. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 22 - Autumn 2017

    August is one of those in between months. There's still some hot days, and the kids are still on holiday, but the nights can be cool, and there are adverts on the telly for back to school supplies. Rainy days mean cozying up and thinking about the season to come, one of the most exciting seasons for any knitter. It's...
  5. Yarn Pairings for Rib Issue 2 - Navigate

    We've got Pom Pom, Amirisu, Making and Laine, which all feature beautiful knitting patterns for women, but what about our male knitters?! We are thrilled to announce that we now carry Rib Magazine, an independently published knitting magazine dedicated to men's patterns. There are 4 pullover sweaters, 1 hat, 1 pair of fingerless mittens, 1 scarf and 1 pair of...
    Yarn Pairings for Rib Issue 2 - Navigate
  6. What Natalie Knits: Homeward Bound Shawl

    So way back in September I had to head back to Canada again to apply for a new visa to stay in the UK. This was a relatively straight forward process, but had to be done from Canada and required an uncertain amount of time away from my new home in England and my partner. Before I left Maya suggested...
  7. Interpretations Vol. 4

    Interpretations Vol 4 has arrived! This years installation to the project by designers Veera Välimäki and Joji Locatelli follows perfectly and does not disappoint. Published by Pom Pom Quarterly, it was released this past weekend at Unravel Festival The idea behind the project is that together the designers pick 6 words and then each design a piece based on that word...
  8. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Issue 20 Spring 2017

    We've had another knockout issue arrive from Pom Pom Quarterly! The Spring 2017 issue is number 20, and is jam packed with sweaters and accessories to bring you through to the warmer months. The cover shawl is a beautiful and wearable Arrosa by Jennifer Weissman. It uses 2 skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Twist Sock, which we have lots of in-stock at...
  9. Christmas List: George

    This week's guestlist comes courtesy of George, our weekend manager. Like Jess's list from last week, George's list crosses our two shop, Knit With Attitude and Of Cabbages and Kings. Three skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Monarch, Shamrock and Copper Penny to knit a scarf. Shamrock is my new fav! A skein of Manos Del Uruguay Clasica in Granite...
  10. Christmas Wishlist: Jess

    Things are starting to get a bit festive here at the shop. We asked all the staff to put together their wish list from the shop. You might not know if you haven't visited our shop in person, but we are actually 2 shops in one storefront. The other shop is called Of Cabbages & Kings, and sells jewellery, prints...
  11. 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...
  12. Yarn of the Week: Excelana 4ply and DK

    This week's yarn of the week comes to you a day late due to the bank holiday weekend, we hope you all had a lovely time in the sunshine if you had the day off! The weather has had a little freshness to it here in London, and it has us turning our minds to jumpers and cardigans for cooler...

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