"If you like it then you oughta knit a cat on it!"

Posted: April 08, 2020

Cat Knits by Marna Gilligan of 'an caitin beag' (she of sinister cat fame!) is a book of 16 knit designs all featuring Marna's signature kitties on a mixture of garments and accessories. It's a wide-ranging book actually - it feels like there's more than 16 items in there. Each chapter covers a different yarn weight, so there's a 4ply section, and DK section, an Aran section, and a Chunky section. Each section has a garment AND matching accessories included, and they range from nice simple textures, to stranded colourwork (like sinister cats), to intarsia. Intarsia! I swear that this...


Sparkles gets hooked...

Posted: May 24, 2018

Sparkles gets hooked...
For those of you who don't know me, I am Laura, aka Sparkles and this is the story of how I became hooked (pun intended, sorry, not sorry!) on crochet!

The big summer Titus update: more info

Posted: July 31, 2017

The big summer Titus update: more info

Hello! As you may know, we're having an update tonight (31.07.17), which is all about the Titus.. We have Titus 4ply; an ECY classic of superwash merino/silk, which knits up with great drape and stitch definition. You can see all the amazing Ravelry projects in it HERE. Below is a little taster of the 4ply, but you can see a FULL preview of everything that'll be available over on our Facebook event page which we created for this update (we're going to be doing that for all updates going forward as it's a brilliant way to be able to post ...


Joji MKAL yarn packs

Posted: May 07, 2017

Joji MKAL yarn packs

So.. I'm sure you'll have heard about Joji Locatelli's latest MKAL - the Starting Point wrap. It requires five colours of yarn, which is great for stashbusting unless like me your extensive stash is surprisingly uncohesive and you're therefore struggling to actually put five things together. Anyway, I'm normally very very behind with things like this (I'm talking years behind), so here's a surprise - we have put together some yarn packs for you for this MKAL and it's before the start date! Granted only just, but it still counts. I'll start by saying these are in the kits section...


The EYF hangover

Posted: March 27, 2017

The EYF hangover

I have to be honest: I’m still reeling from Edinburgh Yarn Festival at the weekend. I know it’s cliched but it was just so nice. There were so many different accents/languages being spoken and yet it felt like everyone was happily sharing this wonderful experience and so it didn’t matter that there might be a language barrier. In all the people we had through our stall we only had one person be rude – I think that’s a record, particularly given how insanely busy it was. If you’ve never been to EYF it is well worth travelling and queuing for...


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