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 sail in state on the Thames to Hampton Court Palace to launch the World Record attempt for the longest Pompom chain at The Handmade Fair19th-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!
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 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?
See you there! x
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).
We’re delighted to tell you our new S&S stockist, The Village Haberdashery, is now currently stocking all six colours of our scrumptious S&S The Chunky Wool yarn! Founder, Annie Barker offers classes and supplies for modern knitting, stitching and patchwork in her West Hampstead shop. Her love for products that offer a modern spin on traditional crafts means The Village Haberdashery is the ultimate go-to place for all things craftsy and you won’t be disappointed! There is so much fabric to choose from, as well as a wide selection of organically sourced yarns. Why not take a look and treat yourself to something or perhaps even take up a class in needlework?
The Village Haberdashery
47 Mill Lane,
Our lovely stockist, Knit with Attitude, in Stoke Newington have displayed our knitting kits beautifully. They’re currently stocking our 100% bamboo knitting needles and a range of jumper and scarves kits - why not give them a visit if you’re nearby?
Deserts and knitting = the perfect combo! Our knitting class in Nord came with Elderflower Sorbet and Coffee ice-cream! #inlove
Happy New Year! We hope you had a festive Christmas and enjoyed all the food and merriment. If you happened to have bought a copy of Mollie Makes in December, you’ll know we’ve had a little mention on our top seller, Luca Pom Hat Kit! It was certainly a great way of rounding up a very busy first year and we’re super chuffed about the caption, too, paying homage to our designs always makes us smile! =)
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!
Tis the season to be jolly…and learning a new craft! If you’re stuck on what to gift your loved ones this Xmas, why not choose something different such as a knitted scarf, hat, or jumper? Learn to knit with Stitch & Story with online video tutorials and knit kits.
Which colour will you choose this Xmas?