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  1. What Maya and George Knits! - Summer Light

    You may have seen our designer feature on Julie Knits in Paris on the blog earlier. Looking at some fun colourful projects to see you into the summer and beyond. Well the trouble with writing these inspiration posts, is the inspiration seeps out and gets us excited. Then this happens..... We knit the same project! The wall of Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace was...
  2. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom 29

    A summer issue of Pom Pom is always a joy. Reminding us that just because the weather is warming up, doesn't mean we shouldn't be reaching for our needles and hooks. Nine designs fill this issue, inspired by ceramic tiles, terracotta, and sand. Think warmth; earthy and organic, also splashes of colour and pattern repeats. Some light and airy summer tops...
  3. New Yarn: Nurturing Fibres - Eco-Lush

    There has been a lot of love for plant fibres lately here at Knit With Attitude. I think we are getting excited about summer and dreaming of all those outdoor knitting days. Also what is more exciting than introducing a new yarn! So here we go.... Nurturing Fibres Eco-Lush. A unique bamboo and cotton yarn from Nurturing Fibres. Nurturing Fibres...
  4. Exploring Plant Dyes

    It always amazes me what range of colours you can get from plants and plant material. Not only can they be subtle and delicate, they can be strong, punchy and vibrant. Plant dyes offer us a natural alternative to industrially used dyes. Often coming directly from the plant itself or from plant extracts. This can cut down on the harsher...
  5. Yarn Feature: The Fibre Co. - Meadow

    The Fibre Co's Yarn of the Month for May is Meadow. So what better way to shed some light on this gorgeous yarn, than a Yarn Feature. The Fibre Co are well know for creating interesting fibre blends and Meadow is no exception. A blend of 40% Merino Wool, 25% Baby Llama, 20% Silk, 15% Linen. The Merino and Baby Llama provide softness...
  6. Plant Fibres! Knits for Summer

    It is known that us knitters like to knit all year round, come rain or shine. But when the sun is shining what yarns do we reach for. Plant Fibres of course! Plant fibres offer us a cooler alternative and provide a vegan option for those who would prefer to not use, or have allergies to animal fibres. With a variety of textures...
  7. Time for a New Project - Colour! - Inspiration from Julie Knits in Paris

    As spring is looking like it has finally sprung and the sun is shining, we are starting to dream of those summer projects. Something with a burst of colour to drag us out of winter. When I think of colour I instantly think of Julie Dubreux of Julie Knits in Paris. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious and her joie de vivre...
  8. New Yarn: G-uld Naturally Dyed Alpaca

    We are beyond excited to be the first stockist of G-uld! G-uld is an independent yarn dyer in Denmark who dye exclusively with natural dyes. These stunning range of colours are concocted with pure artistry. Their ethos is based on good craftsmanship, with understanding and respect for the material, quality and nature. Their production and materials are rooted in old traditions and with a...
  9. Yarn Pairings for Interpretations Vol. 6

    The popular design duo of Veera Välimäki and Joji Locatelli have come together again for another super edition of Interpretations, now in it's 6th volume! The Interpretations series is the work of two friends, one from Finland and the other from Argentina. Each volume is based around 6 words, these 6 words give the inspiration for 12 designs. The words...
  10. Pattern Launch - The Delkash Dress

    It is with great excitement, mixed in with a large dollop of nervousness, that I present to you my new design the Delkash Dress which we are launching at Edinburgh Yarn Festival next week. -strikkinger-'s Delkash Dress The Delkash Dress is a discretely fitted short dress with ¾ length sleeves worked in Stockinette Brioche. The inspiration for this design came...
  11. Trio Shawl KAL Round-Up and winners!

    I was looking for a new shawl project when Strikkelisa's Trio Shawl popped up on my Instagram feed and I immediately knew is was the perfect one for me. Large, super wearable and comfy, like a hug thought the day! I loved the simple yet interesting construction, but best of it all - the Trio Shawl can be customised and...
  12. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 28 – Spring 2019

    It's really starting to feel like spring might not be that far away, here in London. The sun is shining and it feels unusually mild. What better way to celebrate this feeling, than delving into the latest spring issue of Pom Pom. Aptly themed for this time of year, this issue is 'The Botanical Issue'. Designers were given the theme...

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