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  1. Fibre Fridays: Round Up

    As all good things must come to an end, we are rounding up this series of Fibre Fridays posts. We have had a great time talking about our favourite fibres and yarns and all the reasons (good and bad!) that they make good summer tops, why we stock them and how they fit with our ethical and environmentally friendly mandate...
  2. Fibre Fridays: Soy and Bamboo

    As knitters become more conscious of where their yarns come from, we are getting more interest in what are often categorized as vegan yarns. These are yarns that do not come from an animal. We've already talked about the most obvious ones, cotton and linen, but there are a few others that we carry in the shop as well that...
  3. Guest Post - Knit a Tulip for Me

    This guest blog post is submitted and written by Judy Wise of The Association of Young People with ME (AYME). Please note that Knit with attitude is not involved in this campaign directly and that all questions you might have need to be addresses with the organisers. KNITTERS NEEDED! A group of Mums whose children all suffer from ME have...
  4. Fibre Fridays: Alpaca

    This week we want to talk about Alpaca! Alpaca is a great fibre originally from South America. The alpaca animal comes from the camelid family. The fibre is long and lustrous, with no lanolin or barbs that wool has. Alpaca is known for having fantastic drape and a bit of shine as well. Alpaca fibre is very warm, but can...
  5. Summer Top KAL Prizes Update

    We have loved seeing your posts about what you are working on for the Summer Top KAL! We've seen some great projects started, we are looking forward to sharing some of them with you soon. Be sure to post progress pictures and get in the conversation on our Ravelry group. We have contacted some of our favourite suppliers that we...
  6. Fibre Fridays: Linen

    This week's fibre feature is linen. Linen has been used as fabric for thousands of years. Some of the oldest fabrics found were made of linen, dating back to 2,000 BC in Egypt. Linen is a fantastic hot weather fibre. It is cool to the touch and breathes very well, keeping the wearer protected from the hot sun without over...
  7. Repost: Susan Crawford - Looking Back and Looking ahead

    What is there to say about Susan Crawford? She is in no need of an introduction, as her name is well known both within knitting, vintage and the fashion scene. Vintage fashion and craft magazines from the 1930s to the 1950s has long been an obsession for her and this fascination is very clear in her bespoke designs. She is...
  8. Fibre Fridays: Silk

    We are writing these fibre posts in relation to our summer KAL, so silk is an obvious choice. Cool in the heat, warm in the cold, silk is a perfect summer fabric. Silk has amazing drape, which makes it perfect for loose tops and shawls. The structure of the fibre has very little elasticity, which means that it doesn't bounce...
  9. It's All About Socks!

    We're going slightly sock crazy over at Knit with attitude these days! Admittedly there has been a lot of focus on summer tops here on the blog with the Summer Top KAL happening, but really, what knitting project is more suitable for summer than socks? Small, light-weight and so portable you could even bring it to the beach (if you...
  10. Fibre Fridays: Merino

    Another instalment of our Fibre Fridays! This week we are talking about merino wool. Merino wool! you may say, That's not a summer yarn. It's all sheepy and warm and not at all good for summer knitting. Well, we are here to disagree! Merino sheep were first bred in Spain, and were highly prized Long before the invention of synthetic...
  11. Fibre Feature Fridays: Cotton

    One of the hardest things about choosing a new project is deciding which yarn to use. We have lots of yarns in the shop that are great for summer and lightweight knits. Our Summer Top KAL is in full swing, so over the next few weeks we will feature different fibres that we carry and highlight what makes them good...
  12. Blog Tour and Giveaway: Palette mini-collection

    Thank you for passing us the baton Julie, Knitted Bliss. Everyone loves hand dyed yarn. From the subtle shading of a semi-solid to the cacophony of variegated, there is something for everyone. You can find speckles and flecks of colour that will appear like sprinkles on your fabric, or longer blocks of colour that pool and shift and stripe together...

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