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  1. 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...
  2. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 25 – Summer 2018

    New magazine days are always fun here at the shop, and we are absolutely in love with the latest issue from Pom Pom Quarterly. Summer 2018 is Issue 25 for them and it does not disappoint. Spring can be a bit of a tricky season for knitwear but here there is loads of inspiration. One reason this issue is so...
  3. Interview with Jule from
    Hey Mama Wolf

    In our effort to create a full range of ethical and environmentally sourced yarns, we have spent a long time searching for a company making yarn dyed with plants, or naturally dyed yarn. This is an inherently niche idea, so while there are people out there naturally dying yarn, it was difficult to find someone dying that could also handle...
  4. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 22 - Autumn 2017

    August is one of those in between months. There's still some hot days, and the kids are still on holiday, but the nights can be cool, and there are adverts on the telly for back to school supplies. Rainy days mean cozying up and thinking about the season to come, one of the most exciting seasons for any knitter. It's...
  5. 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...
  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. 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...
  8. Yarn of the Week: Excelana 4ply and DK

    This week's yarn of the week comes to you a day late due to the bank holiday weekend, we hope you all had a lovely time in the sunshine if you had the day off! The weather has had a little freshness to it here in London, and it has us turning our minds to jumpers and cardigans for cooler...
  9. Yarn of the Week: Lyonesse 4ply

    This week's yarn is Lyonesse 4ply from Blacker Yarns. Perfect for transitional seasons, it is a blend of Linen and Corriedale/Merino wool. This combination creates a subtle flecked fabric where the two fibres blend together. The yarn can have a very rustic appearance in the ball, but linen softens dramatically with knitting and washing, so don't let that dissuade you...
  10. Yarn of the Week: Tokonatsu

    This week our highlight yarn is Tokonatsu by Noro. This DK weight yarn comes in a range of 8 muted jewel tones. It is a blend of cotton, silk and viscose, making it a wonderful yarn for summer and warmer weather garments. The yarn has a slubby blend, giving the finished fabric a slightly tweedy texture. This effect makes a...
  11. Yarn of the Week: Serena

    We would like to reintroduce an old favourite of ours, Yarn of the Week! We will highlight one yarn from the shop every week, with an offer and inspiration for projects. Our first yarn is Serena, from Manos del Uruguay. This yarn is a 4ply/fingering weight blend of alpaca and cotton. It makes for a lightweight yarn with plenty of...
  12. Manos del Uruguay - The Story

    When I was playing with the thought of opening a yarn shop with ethical yarns (years and years ago), I was determined that one of my brands should be Manos del Uruguay! They've been with me from the very beginning of this adventure that is Knit with attitude, and this little movie explains why. Enjoy!

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