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  1. Viva Magenta

    A couple of years ago I did a blog post looking at the Pantone Colour of the Year for inspiration, so this year I have decided to do the same. This year's colour is Viva Magenta 18-1750: Pantone (link to Pantone's website) produce a system for matching colours which is used by printmakers, graphic designers and fashion designers, and every...
    Viva Magenta
  2. Unspun, Pre-wool, or Plötu – but what is it and how to work it?

    There is a Norwegian saying that goes something like this: A much loved child is known by many names. And so goes the story with this type of yarn, lush, warm and quite intriguing, known as Unspun, Pre-wool, or Plötu – but what is it and how to work it?  Plötu in Icelandic is directly translated to 'board' or 'disc...
    Unspun, Pre-wool, or Plötu – but what is it and how to work it?
  3. Ready Set Socks!

    Look what has just skipped through the door! Its Rachel Coopey's Ready Set Socks! This blog post makes a great continuation of Knits for Busy Times. A sock is a great little project to have on the needles to pick up and put down when you have the time. Ready Set Socks is a collection of sock patterns by sock...
    Ready Set Socks!
  4. Knits for Busy Times

    This time of year can get quite hectic. You might be traveling, you might be visiting family or friends or even going away on holiday. Whatever you find yourself doing, your precious knitting time might be disappearing fast. Of course it's still nice to keep you hands busy with something that you can do while chatting away and enjoying a...
    Knits for Busy Times
  5. Fibre Foraging with Maya and Tuva

    Sometimes, as a knitter, you discover a design that just knocks the air out of you. Nothing else matters, you just have to get it onto your needles as quickly as you can. I mean, I am often intrigued by a project if it bears promises of new techniques or constructions that I haven't tried before, but a double win...
    Fibre Foraging with Maya and Tuva
  6. Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 16

    The latest issue of Laine Magazine is always hotly anticipated and with good reason. The Laine team have an amazing skill at bringing together a selection of talented designers and producing a cohesive collection of patterns. All packaged within the cover of a beautifully designed magazine. This post I will take a look at the designs for the upcoming Issue...
    Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 16
  7. Last Minute Knit Gifts (and crochet too ...)

    Every single year this happens to me ... I start in April going 'This year I will be prepared, I'll finish what I'm working on and then I'll start doing my Christmas gifts - I know exactly what to make for ... everyone!' Then fast forward, before I know it it's November, and I still haven't started. Many a cast-on...
    Last Minute Knit Gifts (and crochet too ...)
  8. New Yarn - Garthenor Beacons

    We absolutely love Garthenor yarn and their ethos towards fibre production is harmonious with Knit With Attitude's belief to encourage sustainable knitting. Garthenor make only 100% certified organic yarn that is 'totally traceable, completely climate positive and outstandingly organic'. So we are pleased to expand our range and bring you Beacons. Garthenor Beacons is a DK weight blend of organic...
    New Yarn - Garthenor Beacons
  9. All Things Marled

    Writing the blog post about the new Chimera we have in the shop has got me excited about marling and marled yarns. I cast on with some Chimera straight away and loving knitting it up. Marled yarns are fun to knit with and unlike speckled or variegated yarn they play with colour in their own unique way. I thought I...
    All Things Marled
  10. New Yarn - Riverknits Chimera

    It's time to introduce you to Chimera from Riverknits. This unique yarn features the most gorgeous range of hand dyed marls on an all British Blue Face Leicester base. Riverknits was created by Becci and Markus and first began life on their narrowboat home. Directly influenced from their daily life on the canals and rivers. Their colour inspiration draws on...
    New Yarn - Riverknits Chimera
  11. New Yarn - Norne Yarn Mulberry Silk

    Can Norne Yarn get any better, the answer is yes! We have introduced a stunning new base: Mulberry Silk Lace. A sumptuous 100% Mulberry Silk in a tantalising fine lace weight. Its pure indulgence for the eyes and the hands. These 100g skeins are 800m of the finest Grade A Mulberry Silk. Mulberry Silk gets its name because of the...
    New Yarn - Norne Yarn Mulberry Silk
  12. New Yarn - Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon

    So much has been happening here at Knit With Attitude and our shelves are full of the most amazing yarns and accessories. You can read about them in our introductory post New Yarns - New Joy! After the whirlwind of restocking the shop and the excitement of the opening party I can now sit back and take a closer looks...
    New Yarn - Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon

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