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  1. Yarn Pairings for Pompom Issue 31

    The winter issue of one of our favourite knitting magazines is always hotly anticipated here at Knit With Attitude. This issue focuses on Terrain. Think earthy inspirations and creative cues taken from the land. The designs have a nod to the tactile and three-dimensional nature of knitwear. Along with the designs there are recipes and articles exploring the deeper meanings...
    Yarn Pairings for Pompom Issue 31
  2. New Yarn:
    Moeke Yarns Elena

    Now we find ourself firmly planted in Autumn and the rain, wind and cold weather whips around us, what's better than introducing a new yarn to Knit With Attitude. It's woolly, it's rustic and with a great story, let us introduce Moeke Yarns - Elena. moeke-yarns.com Moeke Yarns is created by Ioana. Born in 1978 in Romania during the communist...
    New Yarn: Moeke Yarns Elena
  3. Throwback Thursday –
    Homeward Bound Shawl

    This week we have the Homeward Bound shawl flying in for Throwback Thursday. This design by Natalie Selles is graphic, contemporary and great for an enthusiastic beginner. Composing of garter stitch that gently increases to give you a classic asymmetric triangle shawl. A few panels of intarsia break up the stripes and are perfect for playing around with leftovers. The...
    Throwback Thursday –  Homeward Bound Shawl
  4. Yarn Focus -
    Istex Plötulopi

    We have just had a much awaited delivery of gorgeous Lopi yarns come through our door, boxes filled to the brim with hearty Icelandic wool. Knitters favourites like the Léttlopi and Bulkylopi are now back on the shelves, but did you know that we also have the more unknown but equally lush and maybe more intriguing Plötulopi? We have been...
    Yarn Focus - Istex Plötulopi
  5. Throwback Thursday
    Blurred Lines

    Jumper weather is on us. As the autumn chill fills the air what better Throwback Thursday than with a jumper. The Blurred Lines Jumper by Maya is a great cosy jumper and showcases the amazing hand dyed talent of Ninapetrina. Blurred lines is a comfortable and easy to wear jumper, but with added style and panache. A modern boxy shape...
    Throwback Thursday – Blurred Lines
  6. Mixing Brands

    Here at Knit With Attitude we have a wide range of brands available, but you don’t have to stick to just one when planning your project. Plenty of different combinations can be achieved by mixing and matching. Not only does it widen your potential palette of colours, but it can also make things more affordable. Especially when combining that special...
    Mixing Brands
  7. Throwback Thursday –
    Pan's Snood

    For this edition of Throwback Thursday we have the Pan's Snood. The Pan's Snood was designed to celebrate the launch of Garnsurr's Pan when it arrived at Knit With Attitude. This luscious and interesting blend is perfect for little accessories and one skein projects. Pan is an earthy blend of 70% Buck Moahir and 30% Dala sheep. All hand dyed...
    Throwback Thursday – Pan's Snood
  8. Book Review - Colorwork Shawls by Melanie Berg

    The second shawl book by designer Melanie Berg has arrived. This time with a Colourwork leaning. Colorwork Shawls presents a selection of Melanie's best loved shawls along with some new designs created especially for the book. The book contains 12 designs featuring a myriad of different techniques for using colour. Slip stitches, mosaic patterns, gradients and fun colour combos. Included are...
    Book Review - Colorwork Shawls by Melanie Berg
  9. Throwback Thursday –
    Herat Snood

    For this edition of Throwback Thursday we are looking at the Herat Snood. Knit in the super special From the Mountain - Afghan Cashmere. This pattern is ornamental and sumptuous and is a great way of honouring this equally as sumptuous yarn. Designed by Natalie Selles this snood is a great one skein project. Natalie says of the design: 'There’s nothing...
    Throwback Thursday – Herat Snood
  10. What to knit? - Chunky Edition!

    The beautiful Stitch & Story has landed at Knit With Attitude. Filling our shelves with its plump and luscious merino softness, its The Chunky Yarn. We have 14 super yummy colours to choose from, but what do we knit with all this loveliness? Below I talk a little bit about the yarn and provide you with some tantalising pattern ideas. Reach for...
    What to knit? - Chunky Edition!
  11. What Maya Knits -
    Moonshadow Tunic

    Yay, I just finished something - and not just any something, but a gorgeous test knit I did for my lovely friend Julie Knits in Paris. If you've followed the blog for a while you'll know that this is not the first of Julie's designs that I've made, I do adore her sense of construction, and this is often what...
    What Maya Knits - Moonshadow Tunic
  12. What to do with Mini Skeins!

    Mini Skeins! So tempting, so cute and you can't just have one. So what do you do with them all? I love minis and I seem to magpie towards them. So when we had the delivery of Black Elephant arrive bringing our total up to 32 colours, my mouth was watering! Minis are a great way of sampling a dyer's style or...
    What to do with Mini Skeins!

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