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Final Reductions! Now up to 50% OFF selected sale styles... August 02 2016, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

 



August has arrived and we're near the end of our summer sale. Be sure to grab yourself a super bargain including the Luca Pom Hat Kit for half price; the Drop Lay Scarf also reduced; and a selection of our homeware kits.


Chunky Merino Wool - Olive Pastel and Ivory White

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SUMMER SALE NOW ON - Grab your kit with big savings July 12 2016, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

Our Summer Sale has started - with up to 50% off knitting kits, yarns and craft materials. Don't know how to knit?

Learn how to with our beginners knitting kits and online tutorials. With a range of knitting kits to choose from, in various levels, you'll have something knitted up in no time!

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Keep warm with our Chunky Merino Wool Yarn SALE! April 28 2016, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

 

Brrr, it's getting cold again but don't worry! We're here to help with our Chunky Merino Wool!

NOW ON SALE

Perfect for a quick knit. Choose from 12 colours.

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*limited time only, hurry before it ends!


Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th Birthday and Buy British! April 21 2016, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang


Raise your glass (or wool) for
? The Queen's 90th Birthday ?

Queen Birthday

Celebrate all things British this week with
20% off knitting kits and yarns

 Enter code: QUEENAT90 

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No minimum spend necessary. Enter code at the checkout page. Ends Midnight 24th April.
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Stitch & Story spotted in London's Liberty Store,
Britain's most iconic department store!

Paying a visit?
Snap a photo of us with #stitchandstory and tag
@libertylondon and @stitchandstory
on Instagram and win a free pair of needles!

 

T&C's for giveaway. Follow these steps to get your free pair of needles:
1. Out and about? Take a snap of our kits in Liberty
2. Share with us on Instagram,
simply #stitchandstory and tag @stitchandstory and @libertylondon to enter.
3. Send us an email to hello@stitchandstory.com with your name, photo and postal address.

We've got ten pairs to giveaway all on a first come basis! Good luck!
 
Join in the fun!
Key dates and events for your diary
 

The Queen's official public birthday will be held in June:
 

June 10th 2016
Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
 
The congregation will be made up of the Queen’s invited guests only, but watch it on TV with a great cuppa whilst getting your knits on!

June 11th 2016
Trooping the Colour

Takes place on Horse Guards Parade behind Whitehall. The Queen will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at 1pm to watch a fly-past.

June 12th 2016
The Patron's Lunch

For the finale of the Queen's birthday celebrations, The Mall in London will be transformed into a giant Great British street party for The Patron's Lunch, with 10,000 guests eating a picnic lunch whilst street performers and circus acts entertain. Get baking!
 

RAMS: Film Review | Stitch & Story's collaboration with Soda Pictures' RAM February 08 2016, 0 Comments, by Jennifer L

STITCH & STORY ARE COLLABORATING WITH SODA PICTURE'S NEW FILM: RAMS

Who knew that a film about Icelandic sheep-rearing would turn out to be a must-see? We wouldn't have guessed it, but that's exactly the case with Soda Pictures and writer-director Grímur Hákonarson's latest release, Rams, which won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes last year.

Set in rural Iceland, the film follows two brothers who, despite living on neighbouring sheep farms, have not spoken to one another in forty years. Both are raising sheep from the same breed, and are opponents in the town's annual ram competition. When their flocks become infected with an untreatable virus, they are forced to cull their livestock, potentially bringing an irreversible end to their prize-winning pedigree.

A sedately-paced yet quietly charming film, Rams tackles the nature of family feuds, the difficulties that face rural communities, and the endurance of will even in the toughest climes. The film has a particularly dry humour to it, especially when portraying the brothers' petty interactions - other than the sheep, their only company is that of a dog, which they occasionally use to deliver messages between one another. At the same time, the film doesn't shy away from harsh realities: the community is dependent on the livestock for their livelihoods, and the drastic measures taken to drive out the disease from the flocks brings the affected farms to their knees. Rams tackles an unusual topic but with slow-burning fervour.

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SEE THE FILM, KNIT THE HAT!

To celebrate the release of Rams in the UK,
Stitch & Story are collaborating with Soda Pictures to release a limited edition knitting kit:

GRAB YOUR KIT BEFORE IT'S GONE

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(LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE IN CERTAIN COLOURS)

 

"We love independent films and this marvel of a deadpan comedy is about two brothers on a mission to save their sheep!"

RAMS IS IN CINEMAS AND & DEMAND NOW
 

January Sale Now On! Up to 50% off DIY Knit kits January 01 2016, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

We wish you a Yarnmazing New Year! Our new year's resolution this year?
To knit more of course! If you have the same idea or have been wanting to learn to knit, then we've got it covered - get up to 50% off in our January Sale on knitting kits and chunky yarn!

*SALE STARTS 4TH JAN*

Our Top Sale Highlights include:

1. LUCA POM HAT KNITTING KIT
RRP £35 | NOW £17.50!
HALF PRICE

LUCA POM HAT BEGINNER KNITTING KIT

2. BOUNTY THROW KNITTING KIT
RRP £112 | NOW £75
33% OFF

KNITTED THROW KIT

 

3. LOLA POM SLIPPERS BEGINNER KNITTING KIT
RRP £28 | NOW £21
25% OFF

LOLA POM SLIPPERS KNITTING KIT

*discount codes not vaild with promotion. Free delivery with orders over £80.


Christmas Last Order Dates 2015 December 10 2015, 0 Comments, by Jennifer L

Tis' the season to be knitting - fa la la la la!

Gift something meaningful this Christmas with a Beginner's Knitting Kit with all you need to learn how to knit! Already a knitter, whip up a hat or two with our super chunky merino wool.

But don't forget to get those orders in early as we have limited stock left!

And here are our last order dates for the year:

Standard Economy – order before or on:  19th December 

First class – order before or on: 21st December 

We can still send items up until the 22nd but this will be a special delivery at a cost of £9.20. We will not be processing orders on 23rd-25th as we'll be on holiday. Orders will resume with standard service on January 4th 2016. 

Don't be late and we wish you all a very merry Christmas!!


Get 15% off with coupon code... September 24 2015, 0 Comments, by Conor MacNeill

Start on your woolly hats and scarves now so, come the cold weather, you’ll be as snug as a bug! Our DIY knitting kits come with everything you need to get going.

To help you on your way get 15% off all knitting kits with coupon code:
KNITNOW
*valid until 30th September 2015. 

Stitch & Story’s Beginners Knitting Workshops |... April 24 2015, 2 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Stitch & Story’s Beginners Knitting Workshops | London http://www.stitchandstory.com/pages/beginner-workshops


Ever wanted to learn to knit but those little sticks of wonder... April 24 2015, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Ever wanted to learn to knit but those little sticks of wonder have just thrown you?
Or perhaps you learned a while ago and you wish to
re-ignite the crafty wizard in you?

Be it your first time knitting, or looking for company while completing that knitting project you started awhile back, our beginner’s knitting workshop is perfect for some modern knitter natter. Collaborating with Harris + Hoole, situated right outside Canon Street station, you’ll also be spoilt with gorgeous cakes and artisanal coffee!

Jen & Jenny (co-founders of Stitch & Story and columnists for Ask The Expert in Craftseller magazine) will teach you all the basics including how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Each class will host 10-12 people and the places are available on a first come first serve basis. This is to ensure you have enough attention from us to help you with any difficulties.

You’ll learn: Cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Each knitter will go away with a series of swatch patterns.

Book your place now: http://www.stitchandstory.com/pages/beginner-workshops

Knit with us - Beginner’s Knitting Workshops at Harris + Hoole... April 24 2015, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Knit with us - Beginner’s Knitting Workshops at Harris + Hoole 

http://www.stitchandstory.com/pages/beginner-workshops


Luca Pom hat | DIY Knitting Kit Level: Easy April 24 2015, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Luca Pom hat | DIY Knitting Kit
Level: Easy


Win one of 3 beginner knitting kits by following us on FB or Instagram! February 03 2015, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

 

 

Follow us on Social Media to win!

Win one of 3 beginner knit kits by following us on Instagram or Facebook and telling us what you'd knit if you won one? Don't forget to tag us @stitchandstory to let us know! Winner chosen at random. UK and International followers welcome.

Winners announced 9th Feb. 

Show off your knits!

Follow us on Instagram #yarnmazing
FacebookTwitter |  @stitchandstory

 

 


Shop: Valentine's Day Gifts ideas - gift something personal! February 03 2015, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

Wool you be mine?
Show someone you love them with a personally-knitted gift, quirks and all! Knit it up fast with our Chunky Merino Wool. Don't know how to knit? Learn with our  online Tutorials. All kits comes with beginners' instructions! 

 

 

 


Last order dates for Christmas! December 10 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

Here at Stitch & Story HQ, we've been busy like bees working on all your wonderful Christmas orders. You may have spotted our well-loved Luca Pom Hat Kit in The Guardian's Christmas Gift Guide and we're happy to say that the favourite Stormy Grey yarn is now back in stock.

And here are our last order dates for the year:

Standard Economy – order before or on:  17th December 

First class – order before or on: 19th December 

We can still send items up until the 22nd but this will be a special delivery at a cost of £8.50. We will not be processing orders on 23rd-25th for religious reasons.

Don't be late and we wish you a very merry Christmas!!

 


NEW CUSHION PATTERN AVAILABLE Tis’ the season to get crafting and... December 05 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



NEW CUSHION PATTERN AVAILABLE

Tis’ the season to get crafting and what better than to start mastering those knit and purls with our new Kingley Cushion Cover Knit Kit. Knitted using our S&S 100% Chunky Wool yarn it’s super comfy to snuggle up to. Inspired by the Union Jack, the criss-cross pattern uses knit and purl to create a stunning texture of pattern. The kit contains all you need to get started, learning the basic stitches, as well as stockinette stitch pattern.

Get yours here: www.stitchandstory.com


Luca Pom Hat Beginners' Knitting Kit - The Perfect Christmas Craft November 12 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

Our much-loved Luca Pom Knitting Kit is getting a lot of attention this winter, including features in The Guardian, The English Home, Psychologies mag as well as notonthehighstreet.com. It’s simple illustrations and step by step guide on how to start knitting is perfect for wannabe knitters.

 


Our much-loved Luca Pom Knitting Kit is getting a lot of... November 12 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Our much-loved Luca Pom Knitting Kit is getting a lot of attention this winter, including features in The Guardian, The English Home, Psychologies mag as well as notonthehighstreet.com. It’s simple illustrations and step by step guide on how to start knitting is perfect for wannabe knitters.

Get yours over on our website: www.stitchandstory.com


Kirstie Allsopp and the iconic Radley Dog decorated with Pompoms... September 08 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Kirstie Allsopp and the iconic Radley Dog decorated with Pompoms sail in state on the Thames to Hampton Court Palace to launch the World Record attempt for the longest Pompom chain at The Handmade Fair 19th-21st September, sponsored by Hobbycraft and in support of national deafblind charity Sense #WorldPomination

Come find Stitch & Story at the West Tent shopping village at the fair on 19th-21st September at Hampton Court Palace for all your woolly wares this Autumn!


Luca Pom Hat's got a new friend July 06 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang

 

We gave our Luca Pom Hat a new friend - the Lola Pom Slippers!

Available in our new summer colours, and requiring only one ball of yarn, these sock slippers are super quick to knit up. Then, kick back and relax! This kit contains everything you need to get started and learn the basic knitting techniques - what colour will you choose? 

 


We gave our Luca Pom Hat a new friend - the Lola Pom Slippers!... July 06 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



We gave our Luca Pom Hat a new friend - the Lola Pom Slippers!

Available in our new summer colours, and requiring only one ball of yarn, these sock slippers are super quick to knit up. Then, kick back and relax! This kit contains everything you need to get started and learn the basic knitting techniques - what colour will you choose? 

Visit www.stitchandstory.com for more kit ideas. 


Free knitting pattern: Camilla’s mock cable cushion Source: The... April 29 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Free knitting pattern: Camilla’s mock cable cushion

Source: The Village Haberdashery Blog

One of our stockists, The Village Haberdashery, had their knitting teacher knit up this cozy cushion using our S&S The Chunky Wool, and we absolutely love it! Simple yet classy, it requires single cable stitches and is super quick to knit up. Here’s how:

Materials

9mm needle
2 skeins of The Chunky Wool by Stitch & Story
12 inch cushion pad
3 buttons
Needle to sew up the pieces

Stitch pattern

The stitch pattern is a 4 row repeat.

Row 1: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1

Row 2: knit the row

Row 3: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1

Row 4: k1, (RT, K6) x4, RT, k1

Abbreviations

K1 = knit 1 stitch

P1 = purl 1 stitch

RT= right twist knit 2 stitches together and without taking the stitches off the needle knit the first stitch again and then slip the stitches off the needle.

Sts = stitches

K2tog = knit 2 stitches together

yo = yarn over, bring your yarn to the front of your work, between the needles, and knit the next stitch, (you will now have made a new stitch)

For more guidance on how to knit the RT, visit the blog here. You can also sign up for classes whether you’re a complete beginner or haven’t picked up a pair of needles for a long time - Camilla is ready to help! Book your class here and you’ll have a cozy cushion before you know it.


Knitting needles are the new weapons and all heroes need a woolly... April 29 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



Knitting needles are the new weapons and all heroes need a woolly jumper! Get your sticks here: www.stitchandstory.com and let’s save the world one stitch at a time…! =)


The bank holidays are nearly upon us and we’ve got a Super... April 14 2014, 0 Comments, by Jen Hoang



The bank holidays are nearly upon us and we’ve got a Super S&S Spring Sale (yep, that’s a lot of S’s!) on all our 100% merino wool chunky yarns. Bag yourself a bargain now before they’re all gone! Our short bamboo needles are also on sale at £6 too. The question is, what will you knit with it?

Shop: www.stitchandstory.com