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Here we will post items on current Knit and Stitch news, special activities and offers and other random bits of joyful information related to what we love best.

By knitandstitchuk, Mar 20 2020 04:10PM

Knit & Stitch, Doncaster (Artists impression!!)
Knit & Stitch, Doncaster (Artists impression!!)
Knit & Stitch, Maltby (Artists impression!!)
Knit & Stitch, Maltby (Artists impression!!)
Knit & Stitch, York (Artists impression!!)
Knit & Stitch, York (Artists impression!!)


I had this idea back in January when the skies were grey and feel it’s now time to release a little group project! 

Imagine, our shop fronts (and beyond) filled with handmade flowers – knitted, crocheted and fabric ones yeah? I’m thinking that this is going to take a LOT of flowers so I definitely need your help.

Can you make your favourite little shop some flowers?

Absolutely all contributions are welcome – for every ten flowers you contribute we will give you a raffle ticket and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £15 vouchers to spend at Knit & Stitch.

Flowers wanted in any colour, any size (approx 2-8”), any shape but needs to be made from yarn, fabric or soft textiles, new or up-cycled. They will be left outside so will need to withstand the elements of the wonderful Yorkshire weather. Be as creative as you can, get all the family involved – there are patterns for beginners and more advanced crafty people but also search the internet for patterns too – you can find incredible patterns for fabric flowers.

I need the instalment ready for summer solstice (all being well) so would need the flowers by 13th June and can be dropped off at any of the shops. Winners of the vouchers will be announced on 20th June.

Our tutors have been working hard creating some flower patterns which can be found here.

We hope you enjoy getting involved and encourage you to share your progress (and frustrations!) on our Facebook VIP Group. Hints and tips will be shared from our tutors over the next few weeks and new patterns will be released along the way. If you're a 'hashtagger', please use #knitandstitchinbloom when posting on social media.

We're really looking forward to seeing your flowers ‘grow’ and can’t wait to see our shops all flowery in the summer all being well -  we will need to see something cheery when we’re all finally allowed out again.

Any questions or if you need any help then just ask.

Take care of yourselves,

Liz x

By knitandstitchuk, Mar 19 2020 09:31PM

Hi Knit & Stitchers,

After following the latest government guidelines and listening to our dear customers we will be suspending all workshops and courses from today. We will monitor this situation closely and hope that we can get you back to classes as soon as possible. Any fees paid will be held until we resume.

We hope to find alternative dates for Saturday classes once we find some clarity on the situation. If you have booked onto any of these workshops we will be in touch with an alternative date in due course. Any refunds may take some time to administer but please email back and let me know if this is what you would prefer to do. Alternatively we can provide you with a gift voucher for the same amount.

The shops remain open for all your essential crafty needs but our opening hours will alter slightly:

Open 9.30am-4pm.

We are happy to post out any orders if you want to give us a ring, see the shop's contact details below.

Keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page for a bit of virtual mingling and a little group project we are asking our customers to get involved with.

Stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones!

Kath, Liz & the Knit & Stitch team


By knitandstitchuk, Feb 26 2020 10:43AM

Hi Knitters and Stitchers,

I hope you're all surviving the storms, and that all your stashes have stayed safe and dry? Unfortunately our flat has suffered a leak, but luckily my partner knows better than not to make yarn preservation his main priority. After some of my more major projects resurfaing and getting finished in the move, I'm personally very ready for a quick gratifiction project!

And what better, than chunky slipper socks? Perfect for keeping you warm in your wellies and the ideal project to travel with. Come along to our workshop this Saturday to learn how to knit in the round, shaping heels, pick up gusset stitches and learn kitchener stitch for the perfect toe seam. Book your place here

Check out some of our favouite socks below. And if you fancy seeing some of your creations on our blog, grab a place on one of our popular weekly classes. It's the perfect way to dedicate two hours a week to knitting and crocheting with a patient and knowledgeable tutor, and lovey like minded students to support and inspire you. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided of course! Check out times and avaiabiity here

What's your favourite way to knit socks? Have you got a favourite sock yarn? Lots to choose from and inspire you in store.

Lots of love,


Celia's rainbow sock
Celia's rainbow sock
Hermione's WYS crochet sock
Hermione's WYS crochet sock
Chunky slipper socks you could be making at a Saturday workshop
Chunky slipper socks you could be making at a Saturday workshop

By knitandstitchuk, Feb 13 2020 02:42PM

Hi Knitters and Stitchers,

I love this time of year because with only Easter really on the horizon it's the perfect time to indulge in some selfish crafting. It's the best time to look at my yarn stash and organise what projects I'd like to prioritise or that need finishing. What are you making for yourself at the moment? Packing up to move house has made me realise how many projects I leave unfinished!

Do you find it hard when you finally reach the end of knitting for a garment to muster up the motivation to sew it all up together? I know I do but we had a wonderful workshop last Saturday teching Finishing Off Techniques, full of helpful instructions on various ways of finishing your knitted garments. Don't worry if you missed it, we are running it again on Saturday 11th July 2020. Click here to find out more. but this is what some of you had to say about the class:

"Thank you, very patient tutor, excellent instructions, and lots of great advice"

"Enjoyable course"

"Thank you very much, I can finish all my projects now!"

"Enjoyed the course, the tuition and the company. Definately learned something new today"

Check out some of our ovely students' knitted garments below! They're working on some fab projects and coming to class means they dedicate time to their projects each week. Win-win!

I'm movin house this week, all casses will resume from the 18th February - see you then!

Lots of love,



By knitandstitchuk, Jan 30 2020 09:23AM

Have fun turning old clothing and fabric offcuts into beautiful upcycled rugs, cushions and more with Ragged Life's half day and full day Rag Rug Workshops at Knit & Stitch in York. In their beginner classes you will learn how to use the rag rug tools, how to select and prepare materials for rag rugging and how to do three rag rug techniques, all while having a laugh with other craft-lovers. You will gain the skills and confidence to embark on rag rug projects at home and will leave feeling inspired. Careful though, you'll be hooked!

Upcoming dates are:

15 February

18 April

20 June

18 July

Half day classes: £35, Full day classes: £75. All materials provided.

Click here for more details.

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