- an East London Yarn Shop

  1. Marled Projects and more and how to stash dive with success!

    We are all getting starstruck by all the marled and exciting patterns being released at the moment and a lot of you have been asking me for colour ideas and options for putting together great combos. Stephen West is at the forefront of marled designs at the moment. With patterns like the Marled Magic Sweater and the Marled Magic Cardigan. But...
  2. New Yarn: Kettle Yarn Co. - Ramble

    The beautiful shades and consciously sourced British fibres are what makes Kettle Yarn so wonderful. Linda always amazes, with her interesting blends and eye for colour. Ramble is definitely up there, and typifies these strengths. Ramble is a small-batch British yarn. Spun from the finest graded fibres of British Shetland and Romney sheep. 100g of a fingering/4ply weight woolen spun yarn...
  3. New Yarn: Ístex Bulkylopi

    A firm favourite here at Knit with attitude is the Léttlopi, but this yarn has just got supersized! In the form of Bulkylopi, what a fun yarn to see you into the winter. Like the Léttlopi, its made form 100% sturdy Icelandic wool, and comes in a variety of natural shades. I can see this becoming a much loved yarn. A single...
  4. The Attitude Cowl by Julie Knits in Paris

    Last weekend we had the awesome designer Julie Knits in Paris and the amazing Linda from the Kettle Yarn Co in the shop. It was great to have both an inspiring designer and yarn dyer together. What’s more is Julie was launching her splendid pattern ‘Attitude’, which is knit in Linda’s yarn: Kettle Yarn - Islington DK. We are in love...
  5. Yarn Pairings for Laine Magazine Issue 6

    We wait with bated breath when the new issue of Laine is announced. We are totally in love with this beautiful Nordic knitting magazine. With its stunning photography, inspirational articles and amazing patterns, Laine has become one of those magazines we just can't wait to get our hands on. This Autumn/Winter Issue does not disappoint. As usual we have put together...
  6. New Yarn: The Fibre Co. - Lore

    We always get excited when a new yarn comes our way and Lore from The Fibre Co is no exception. This yarn has landed in our shop and perfectly timed for Autumn. It's a gorgeous yarn for those cosy autumn evenings. Lore is a 100% lambswool from the English Romney sheep breed. A woollen spun DK weight yarn, processed in...
  7. Time for a new Project - Inspiration for Texture Time

    The whirlwind of a designer Stephen West (Wesknits) is doing it again. It's his Mystery Knit Along! We have been obsessing with Colour and Texture here recently. Hand dyed yarn and something fluffy. Is there anything better! Stephen's new pattern is called ‘Texture Time’. As this is a mystery we have no idea what it will look like, we just have...
  8. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 26 – Autumn 2018

    We are very excited about the mysterious and mystical theme of this Autumn Issue of Pom Pom. Its centred around the Moon, so think otherworldly delights and starry night skies.  This issue is really going to spark your imagination and have you dreaming of outer space and craving long dark nights. The Moon Issue is not going to disappoint, as...
  9. Yarn Pairings for Bladet Garn Issue 5

    We have some great magazines from all over the world here at knit with attitude. Like Laine from Finland, Making from America and Amirisu from Japan. But now we introduce something new: Bladet Garn from Norway. This is a special one, as it is their first English publication. Founded in 2016 to showcase independent Norwegian designers they set up a...
  10. New Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Norsk Pelsullgarn

    If you like colour and the flexibility of a yarn over three weights, then we have something exciting here at Knit with attitude. Let us introduce Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, one of Norway’s longest established wool producers, situated on the west coast of Norway, 35km north of Bergen. Founded in 1898 by Mikkel Myhr and family owned, being run by the same...
  11. Why Knit with attitude

    Hello Maya... I refer to the email I received today.* Knitting is for myself and many others a creative art and very therapeutic. However when knitting is used for political statements and activity it takes away from the magic and efficacy of this beautiful craft. I would urge you to think carefully about the statement that you and your group...
  12. How to find a fade

    There are so many beautiful projects out there at the moment that call for a fade. From the original Find Your Fade Shawl and So Faded by Andrea Mowry to Fading Point by Joji Locatelli, there are loads of options, ideas and inspriations. But what is a fade, and how do you choose your yarns?! First off, what is a fade...