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.
Last month, Stitch & Story took a trip to Cambridge to host a knitting workshop at Nordesign, one of our new stockists. We had such a lovely time knitting away with tea and ice-cream, we just didn’t want to leave! For those of you who’ve not heard of Nordesign, it’s a beautiful, Scandinavia-inspired lifestyle store selling throws to crockery, to fashion and accessories. Most notably is their huge Marrimeko range and I had to tear myself away or else the train ride home would have been a very heavy one!
Our knitting workshop was set up in their cafe part of the shop. As many of our knitters already knew the basic knit and purls, we decided to teach the drop stitch and slip stitch technique and for those of you who had missed out on our class, I thought I’d share with you the latter one. It’s a very simple pattern which adds texture into the work - as shown in our new Cynthia Jumper (out now!). The technique works by not working a stitch for 3 rows so that it becomes elongated. By alternating where they go, it also creates depth.
Note: if you’re unsure how to make a slip stitch, watch our online tutorial here for help.
K - knit
P - purl
ss1 - slip 1 stitch
Cast on 12 stitches
1st Row: * k3, ss1, repeat from * to end.
2nd Row: * ss1, p3, repeat from * to end.
3rd Row: * k3, ss1, repeat from * to end.
4th Row: Purl to end.
5th Row: k1, ss1, * k3, ss1, repeat from * to end.
6th Row: p2, * ss1, p3, repeat from * to end.
7th Row: k1, ss1, * k3, ss1, repeat from * to end.
8th Row: Purl to end.
Repeating row 1-8 gives a elongated slip stitch as shown in the below Cynthia Jumper (grey panel).
Wool you be mine? We’re feeling a bit generous as it’s getting closer to Valentine’s day and we have 2 Luca Pom Knit Kits to give away! Simply enter your details over at Let’s Get Crafting magazine who are sponsoring the campaign and you could be the lucky person! Enter here.
You can also shop our entire range on our website: www.stitchandstory.com and for all orders placed this week, we will include a free personal message, S&S stamped and sealed! Simply enter your personal message on the checkout page. Shop now!
A lovely feature on Stitch & Story’s founders’ Jen Chan and Jen Hoang by Blogster: The Boulevardiers. Here’s a snippet of our Q&A with them:
Who’s Stitch and who’s Story in your duet?Our name doesn’t represent anyone but rather, an idea. Knitting is a way of embedding our creations with emotions and memories i.e. on all the careful time spent crafting; the cakes and coffee accompanied with curious minds; and the victory of finishing your hand-knitted item, quirks and all! We want every knitted project to be meaningful, whether it’s for gifting or for yourself – there’s just a great sense of achievement in having knitted an item yourself and that adds to the richness of stories behind handmade products and thus, every ‘stitch‘ knitted builds a ‘story‘…!
Knitting…how come it’s now fashionable?
Like other recent boom in household crafts such as baking and sewing, the return to needles and yarn has been seen as a wider backlash against the superficiality of modern life. While manufactured goods can be functional, durable, beautiful, even inspiring, the very fact that they are mass-produced makes them disposable. In its uniqueness, a handmade item such as a knitted item carries the imprint of its creator. The very fact that you’ve made it means no one else will be wearing the same thing as you!
Make your own hat with our knitting kits and online tutorials! Beat the cold this winter with our super cute two-toned beanie hat. Easy to knit up, Stitch & Story’s Luca Pom hat has a swirl pattern and is the perfect throw-on hat to keeping warm! You’ll have a woolly hat to wear in no time and the contrast big pom-pom adds a touch of fun.
level: easy +
Each kit includes:
Get yours in-store at 213 Piccadilly Circus or online at: Stitch & Story.
Stitch & Story with Popup Britain
For one week only Stitch & Story have popped up at 213 Piccadilly Circus with our DIY knit kits and wool. You can find us right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus, Central London, until 4th December. Come for a spot of Xmas shopping and crafting! Trading amongst 9 other fab start-up companies in design, fashion, and giftware, there’s much to browse. We’re also holding a drop-in knit sesh so if you’d like to learn to knit in time for Xmas, come and speak to Jen & Jen in-store!
NEW PATTERN: Check out our Hadley Jumper kit - super cozy to wear, this might just be your wear-with-everything sweater.
Each kit includes:
As the temps start to drop, why not try knitting a new scarf? With our S&S Chunky Wool, it’s super quick and you’ll have a scarf knitted up in no time. Made of 100% merino wool, it’s unusually soft for a yarn but perfect as it’s non-itchy and super cozy for keeping warm.
We’ve also got 20% off all knit kits, just enter SSlaunch20 at checkout page. Shipping worldwide.
Might this be your wear-with-everything scarf? Learn to knit the S&S Vale Scarf in Rib Stitch. It’s perfect for new knitters wanting to learn the craft!
Get it at: www.stitchandstory.com
Online shop launching this Thursday 24th Oct.
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