- an East London Yarn Shop

  1. 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!
  2. New Yarn: G-uld - No. 4

    We have been smitten with G-uld ever since our amazing adventure on their dyeing workshop. Read more about our experience in my earlier blog post. Their naturally dyed yarns, in colours that defy imagination just have to be seen to be believed. We have been enjoying G-uld Alpaca for a while now but now we have a new member of the...
    New Yarn: G-uld - No. 4
  3. Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 9

    It's that time of year where the lovely team at Laine tempt us with a new season of gorgeous knits from some of the most talented designers working today. We are never disappointed with what Laine produce, from their stunning photography to interviews, articles and seasonal recipes. This issue has 13 designs by Fiona Alice, Rachel Brockman, Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Aleks Byrd, Renée...
  4. Time for a new Project – Inspiration for the Starflake MKAL

    Stephen West is teasing us again! It's that time of year for a Mystery Knit Along or MKAL for short. Stephen West has been delighting and bewildering knitters for years with these ever so exciting MKAL's. This one is the 10th Anniversary MKAL and called Starflake so I'm hoping for something exciting. This time we are just looking at two...
  5. A wonderful adventure -
    The G-uld Dyeing Workshop

    A couple of weeks ago Maya and I spent the most magical of times in Denmark. Being the first ever stockist of G-uld we were excited to really understand the ethos and process behind this wonderful company. Having admired posts from other attendees of G-uld's workshops we couldn't wait, we were really going! We arrived in Copenhagen and after a day...
  6. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom 30

    The Autumn issue of Pom Pom is nearly here and this issue titled 'Sea Change' takes in a watery theme. Inspired by the sea and its ever-changing shapes and textures.Taking its cues from the sea itself or its contact and influence on the land. With a palette drawn from the sea, as well as the colour of the beach, stones...
  7. Knit a Neutral

    I thoroughly enjoyed doing the Knit a Rainbow series, it was a great way to explore the shop and focus into a single colour. But how can I forget neutrals! The fleeces of animals that we spin to make yarn are infinitely varied when it comes to colour. Undyed and neutral shades offer us an experience to create something as...
  8. Woollen or Worsted?

    Woollen or worsted? You may or may not have come across these terms before, they sound like so many others in the knitting world. Woollen does not necessarily mean something that is wooly and worsted is not just a yarn weight found commonly in America. What I'm talking about here is the way the yarn is spun. Woollen and worsted...
  9. Needle in a Yarn Shop - Knitting needles and their materials

    Wood, bamboo, metal, carbon fibre! At Knit With Attitude we stock a variety needle types made from all sorts of different materials, but what to choose? In this post I will talk a little bit about the different materials and what qualities they have. We do four different types of needles in Wood, Bamboo, Metal and Carbon. In these we have...
  10. Craftivism - The Craftivist Collective

    It seems more important now that the tools and skills that we have at our disposal should be used as a force for good. Craft with activism have a long history as a way of harnessing a 'traditional' skill to provoke or communicate a message. So if you haven't come across craftivism or would like to know more, let me introduce...
  11. Knit a Rainbow - Pink

    Here at Knit with attitude colour is one of the most debated topics. So instead of doing a fibre or brand feature, I thought I would do little colour ones instead. So this post bypasses projects and specific yarn weights and lets us just love colour. Hopefully if you have a favourite colour in mind, or just looking for that...
  12. Knit a Rainbow - Purple

    Here at Knit with attitude colour is one of the most debated topics. So instead of doing a fibre or brand feature, I thought I would do little colour ones instead. So this post bypasses projects and specific yarn weights and lets us just love colour. Hopefully if you have a favourite colour in mind, or just looking for that...

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