Wool Week 2017

Wool Week is an annual event set to educate, inspire and promote the benefits and the versatility of wool in fashion, furnishing and everyday life, in the UK. The tradition of using wool to produce clothing dates back several thousand years in Scandinavia. Not only were wool well suited for the harsh climate, it also has a unbelievable long lifespan. A few years back a wool tunic was found in a...

Knit With Attitude Knitting Shop in London – And my new Knitting Project!

Knit with Attitude, the number one knitting shop in London is run by Norwegian May Linn Bang. Based in trendy Stoke Newington, the independent yarn shop specialise in ethical and eco-friendly yarn, and they'll happily advice on all the know-hows and how-tos on all levels, from beginners to knitting experts. So, without much knitting experience, too many lovely images on Pinterest and here on the...

Children’s winter warmers knitting projects – with knitting patterns!

Nordic knits for babies and children are often simple designs in slightly muted colours. And the best part, for us beginners, the knitting patterns are often not technically complicated. Here are a few that I just had to share with you! Selbu is a traditional knitting pattern from Norway. And these baby mittens, knitted by Cecilie, not only look adorable but apparently they are comfortable to...

Wool Week, (Scandinavian) knitting events taking place in London

The Campaign for wool began October 2010 with the surreal launch, fifty gazing sheep in London’s historic tailoring street Savile Row, with the aim to highlight not only the strong traditions but the benefits of the natural material wool in design in fashion, both with felting and knitting. And knitting's not only for Grandma! The once male-only occupation, back in Paris in 1600 century, has...

Eco & Friendly Nordic Knit shop in up-and-coming Stoke Newington

Knit with Attitude has relaunched! Moving from the cute but tiny knitting kiosk on the corner, they've now teamed up with the trendy art and design shop Of Cabbages & Kings in a shared spacious and bright premises. Centrally located in Stoke Newington, a vibrant part of London, slightly tucked away, creating a unique and genuine village atmosphere. The Knit with Attitude launch party took place,...