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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Back to Black

    As spring has sprung and the days are getting longer dark yarn has become a little less intimidating. Black yarn has a mixed reception amongst crafters, it looks so beautiful and chic knitted up but it sure is tricky on the eyes. Absorbing every little bit of light making fine intricate stitches almost impossible to see, especially on dark evenings...
    Back to Black
  8. Virtual Knit Night April 11th

    It is a bloody miracle, isn't it? But yes, I do have a FO - a Finished Object - a project completed. Currently blocking on my dining table, I am well pleased with how my Tessellated Vest came out using the Black Elephant Wensleydale. Don't you just love it when an experiment actually work!!! I was debating with myself wether...
    Virtual Knit Night April 11th
  9. Cumulus &

    Cumulus is one of my favourite fuzzy yarns we have in the shop and we have expanded the range. With a great selection of jewel like colours there has never been a better time to try out this yarn. Cumulus is wonderful just on its own but it is also great combined with a whole host of other yarns. Cumulus is a 25g...
    Cumulus &
  10. Virtual Knit Night March 14th

    Oh you know that feeling right, where it's almost like you can taste it (although putting a mouthful of fibre-fluff into your mouth is not recommended), nearly done, just a few more rounds and it is done! This is me now, I'm so close, I'm actually considering leaving George at the shop by himself so that I can go home...
    Virtual Knit Night March 14th
  11. New Yarn - Black Elephant Corriedale

    New yarn is hanging on the hand dyed wall of the shop and that is always an exciting moment. Not only because I get so tempted to cast on a completely new project but it looks great. It's calling to me from across the shop as I sit here and write this, 'knit me, knit me'. That new yarn is...
    New Yarn - Black Elephant Corriedale
  12. Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 20

    We are eagerly anticipating Laine Magazine's Spring Issue. Issue 20 is titled Waterways and has us dreaming of days by the sea. Inside are ten knitwear designs including five sweaters, one cardigan, one tee, two shawls and one pair of socks. Featuring work by Rebecca Clow, Lily Kate France, Eliza Hinkes, Susanna Kaartinen, Marzena Kołaczek, Marion Mursic, Joey Poh, Olga...
    Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 20

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