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!


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 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.

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.


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




Selvedge Magazine are holding their annual Spring Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall and Stitch & Story  will be among the crowd and craftsellers. We will be holding exclusive discounts (up to 40% off all our knitting wares) so come along for all the fun of the fair! There will be a good mixture of jewellery, textiles and prints all created by individual designer-makers - perfect for all your craftsy needs. Tickets are as follows:
1 Day admission: £5
Both days admission: £7.50 Friday Evening Reception (Press) - £10.00Book here.
See you there! x

Selvedge Magazine are holding their annual Spring Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall and Stitch & Story will be among the crowd and craftsellers. We will be holding exclusive discounts (up to 40% off all our knitting wares) so come along for all the fun of the fair! There will be a good mixture of jewellery, textiles and prints all created by individual designer-makers - perfect for all your craftsy needs.

Tickets are as follows:

1 Day admission: £5

Both days admission: £7.50 
Friday Evening Reception (Press) - £10.00

Book here.

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.

Here’s how:

Note: if you’re unsure how to make a slip stitch, watch our online tutorial here for help.

Abbreviations
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,
London,
NW6 1NB


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? 

www.knitwithattitude.com


Story Time
Have you seen our lovely feature in Knit Today, March issue? Our mission is to make sure knitters make the connection between a stress-free knitting experience and the creation of an authentic, wearable product. Why not give it a go and try one of our knitting kits?

Shop: www.stitchandstory.com

Story Time

Have you seen our lovely feature in Knit Today, March issue? Our mission is to make sure knitters make the connection between a stress-free knitting experience and the creation of an authentic, wearable product. Why not give it a go and try one of our knitting kits?

Shop: www.stitchandstory.com


Deserts and knitting = the perfect combo! Our knitting class in Nord came with Elderflower Sorbet and Coffee ice-cream! #inlove

Deserts and knitting = the perfect combo! Our knitting class in Nord came with Elderflower Sorbet and Coffee ice-cream! #inlove


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!


Calling all gift shops, curators, bloggers and retailers: Our first trade show is nearly upon us and we’re quite excited! We’ve got a few great stand ideas and our preparations are well underway. If you’d like to book an appointment to see us, please get in touch: hello[at] stitchandstory[dot]com.
If you are a trader and would like to visit the show for free, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to send you free tickets to the show.
Top DrawerEarls Court London12th - 14th January 2014

Calling all gift shops, curators, bloggers and retailers: Our first trade show is nearly upon us and we’re quite excited! We’ve got a few great stand ideas and our preparations are well underway. If you’d like to book an appointment to see us, please get in touch: hello[at] stitchandstory[dot]com.

If you are a trader and would like to visit the show for free, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to send you free tickets to the show.

Top Drawer
Earls Court London12th - 14th January 2014


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! =)