- an East London Yarn Shop

  1. 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...
  2. New Yarn: From The Mountain ethical cashmere

    With a name like Knit With Attitude, we are always on the look out for yarns and projects that are working to make the world a better place. For a long time we have had a policy of no cashmere, as most of it comes from China where the origin is impossible to trace and  the animal and human welfare...
  3. What Natalie Knits - Maude Sweater

    I have recently been casting a critical eye over my wardrobe, especially my handmade wardrobe and have been thinking a lot on how it can be improved. I have a good stash of hand knit sweaters, and they do the job of keeping me warm, so I can't complain too much in that department. However, I have slowly lost some weight...
  4. What Maya Knits - Larch Cardigan

    Lets talk about WIP (work in progress) projects, those that eventually turn into UFOs (unfinished object), those that seem to take on a resentful personality of their own and just refuse to be completed. The worst ones are the ones that you've even managed to remove from your basket or project box, packed up and hidden away hopefully to never...
    What Maya Knits - Larch Cardigan
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. What Maya Knits - Askews Me Shawl

    Every single yarn shop owner that I've ever met had their own passion for knitting as the main reason for starting their business adventure - and then they, like me, were struck by the bitter sweet realisation that although you spend every day surrounded by the most beautiful woolly temptations there never is any time left for you to knit...
  8. 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...
  9. Christmas List: Natalie

    Today's shop wishlist comes from Natalie, one of our behind the scenes and weekday staff members. As before her list crosses between both the shops in our storefront, Knit With Attitude and Of Cabbages & Kings. Natalie works behind the scenes for both shops during the week, and teaches the knitting classes. A sweaters worth of Lettlopi in Charcoal, oatmeal...
  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. Book Review: WestKnits BestKnits Number 1 - Shawls

    Tis the season for knitting, and also for new book releases! We've got the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series from Stephen West, WestKnits BestKnits. It is subtitled Number 1 - Shawls, so hopefully there will be further titles in the future! The book features 13 of Stephen's most popular patterns. This book won't make as...
  12. Introducing Chunky Row!

    Have you heard of Chunky Row yet? They are a new company promoting super chunky 100% certified Shetland Wool. Founded by Charlotte while daydreaming in an office job last year, the aim is promote British industry and sheep breeds in a fun and exciting way. With the dropping temperatures and early nightfall, who hasn't dreamt of a cozy blanket, but...

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