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I decided I needed something nice and warm to take to Iceland and of courseĀ it should be hand knitted. I have a couple of sweaters that I made but I wanted something new. 147 more words



For part of the Global Sourcing project, our individual task is to write a 2,000 word case study on an entry strategy for an existing niche brand into an emerging new market. 160 more words


KAL Sweater in King Cole Splash

Last Friday, we posted some pretty exciting news about our latest contest, which kicks off on Monday, March 2nd, 2015.

If you missed the blog post with all of the details, simply click here to catch up. 238 more words



I’d seen lots of versions of this cute little hood on places like Etsy and seeing as it didn’t look too complicated I thought that I’d have a go at working it out myself without a pattern. 48 more words


Five fab finds

With more than 100,000 creative products on our site, there’s always something new that catches my eye. Today, I’m sharing five fabulous finds that I think you might like, too! 286 more words


Long-Tail Cast On Revisited

I love Long-tail cast-on! It’s so versatile and very easy to control. I opted for showing Knitted cast-on for my Brand New Knitter DVD as it includes so many elements that are repeated in an actual knit stitch and it will form stitches no matter how randomly they are made. 420 more words

General Musings

Hole and Sons and the unicorn sighting of the yarn world

A lot of you remember (I know, because I get asked about it) when I posted last spring about how Instagram-famous British farmer @benjaminhole was making a yarn from the fleece of his Poll Dorset sheep, under the brand… 607 more words