Leyton London

It's a Stitch Up

Hand dyed yarn

We are an independent business specialising in hand-dyed, ethically sourced yarn and original knitting design.

Our mission is to empower everyone to create their own original, ethical fashion and to help makers on their journey to mastering their craft by providing beautiful materials and inspiration.

Our design influences are diverse; from re-interpreted traditional Scandinavian style to neon cityscapes and the vibrant urban area we are part of.

Edited to say that this batch has sold out now, but we will do more soon.
'Outer Planets' is our newest shade, created for November's yarn club, but it's a winner so it's joining our repeatable shade collection. It's inspired by the aesthetics of space sci-fi. These colours crop up everywhere from spacecraft interiors, to unexplained energy fields. 
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

Edited to say that this batch has sold out now, but we will do more soon. 'Outer Planets' is our newest shade, created for November's yarn club, but it's a winner so it's joining our repeatable shade collection. It's inspired by the aesthetics of space sci-fi. These colours crop up everywhere from spacecraft interiors, to unexplained energy fields.

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Our monthly yarn club has had a re-vamp. Introducing Nature Lovers Club! A new, nature-inspired shade delivered to your door each month. Nature Lovers Club uses our full palette of dye styles to showcase the diversity of the natural world. Subscriptions are open - join now!
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What's behind the change (apart from an excuse to flex my questionable Photoshop skills and naturism pun)? Our Sock Club has been running for the best part of 4 years(!) pretty much unchanged, and I felt it deserved more of a focus. Our editions are inspired by a range of influence including our urban environment and East London's vibrant culture. but more often than not we draw on the natural world for our themes. It's still the same club you know and love, and it will continue to surprise.
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And what _is_ that artwork? Apart from the frolicking naturists, it was inspired by the postcards my grandparents used to send me from Germany and Austria, which always had a larger-than-life landscape, superimposed with gaudy flowers and brush script lettering. They were market-gardeners in rural East Anglia. My grandfather's heritage was German. When he was conscripted during WWII he and his friends felt they could not fight and applied as contentious objectors, but he was the only one to be accepted. He undoubtedly faced bullying for this and his heritage locally. After the war they committed themselves unity in Europe in whatever way they could. They learned German fluently, and travelled widely, visiting many places destroyed by bombing and had nothing but empathy for all people who had suffered in the conflict. They both passed away almost 20 years ago and sadly they would be turning in their graves to see the current rise of nationalism and xenophobia, and Brexit. As we're committed Labour activists and would be dismayed at our political climate. It's tempting to blame our situation on the older generation, but that's really a cop out, and all of us have been complacent and need to do more. Thank you for listening to my TED talk!

Our monthly yarn club has had a re-vamp. Introducing Nature Lovers Club! A new, nature-inspired shade delivered to your door each month. Nature Lovers Club uses our full palette of dye styles to showcase the diversity of the natural world. Subscriptions are open - join now! . What's behind the change (apart from an excuse to flex my questionable Photoshop skills and naturism pun)? Our Sock Club has been running for the best part of 4 years(!) pretty much unchanged, and I felt it deserved more of a focus. Our editions are inspired by a range of influence including our urban environment and East London's vibrant culture. but more often than not we draw on the natural world for our themes. It's still the same club you know and love, and it will continue to surprise. . And what _is_ that artwork? Apart from the frolicking naturists, it was inspired by the postcards my grandparents used to send me from Germany and Austria, which always had a larger-than-life landscape, superimposed with gaudy flowers and brush script lettering. They were market-gardeners in rural East Anglia. My grandfather's heritage was German. When he was conscripted during WWII he and his friends felt they could not fight and applied as contentious objectors, but he was the only one to be accepted. He undoubtedly faced bullying for this and his heritage locally. After the war they committed themselves unity in Europe in whatever way they could. They learned German fluently, and travelled widely, visiting many places destroyed by bombing and had nothing but empathy for all people who had suffered in the conflict. They both passed away almost 20 years ago and sadly they would be turning in their graves to see the current rise of nationalism and xenophobia, and Brexit. As we're committed Labour activists and would be dismayed at our political climate. It's tempting to blame our situation on the older generation, but that's really a cop out, and all of us have been complacent and need to do more. Thank you for listening to my TED talk!

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👁️👁️ Want to see the shade collection @beautifulknitters picked out for their shelves? It's the only place you can find 'Dark Winter' (pic 1) right now!
#handdyedyarn #indieyarn #indiedyer #sockyarn #yarn #knitting #crochet #strikning #stricken #garn #dyersofinstagram #dyersofig #lys

👁️👁️ Want to see the shade collection @beautifulknitters picked out for their shelves? It's the only place you can find 'Dark Winter' (pic 1) right now!

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We are absolutely thrilled to tell you that you can find our yarn at  @beautifulknitters, central London's newest yarn store. It is an airy and welcoming space full of treasures that we are honoured to appear alongside.
#yarn #lys #indieyarn #indiedyer #handdyedyarn #beautifulknitters

We are absolutely thrilled to tell you that you can find our yarn at @beautifulknitters, central London's newest yarn store. It is an airy and welcoming space full of treasures that we are honoured to appear alongside.

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Rebel Stitch is TONIGHT! See you at @rebelcoffee_e17 from 6pm for stitching, yarn fondling, Italian home cooking, cake and great coffee. If you want something stronger you're welcome to BYO 🍷See you there!
#knittingclub #knitting #e17knitting
#walthamstowknitters #woodstreet

Rebel Stitch is TONIGHT! See you at @rebelcoffee_e17 from 6pm for stitching, yarn fondling, Italian home cooking, cake and great coffee. If you want something stronger you're welcome to BYO 🍷See you there!

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We have yarn + pattern kits for @brixtonpurl's new Sighyn shawl! Find them in our most recent update. 
#brixtonpurl #laceknitting #shawlknitting #handdyedyarn #yarn #knitting #strikking #stricken #strikning #garn #garen #indieyarn #indiedyer #knittingpattern

We have yarn + pattern kits for @brixtonpurl's new Sighyn shawl! Find them in our most recent update.

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Now taking preorders! This year's festive box contains:
* 12 X 20g mini skeins, hand dyed as a fade.
* An accessory pattern created especially for the set, with a Scandinavian-inspired design.
* 🍫🍫 handmade CHOCOLATE.
* A little something extra.
£65 with free shipping in the UK, and free upgrade to tracked shipped for international orders.
#yarn #handdyed #indieyarn #indiedyer #yarndyer #indiedyedyarn #knitting #strandedknitting #fadeknitting #miniskeins #christmasyarn #yarnadventcalendar #festiveknitting #handdyedyarn #sockyarn

Now taking preorders! This year's festive box contains: * 12 X 20g mini skeins, hand dyed as a fade. * An accessory pattern created especially for the set, with a Scandinavian-inspired design. * 🍫🍫 handmade CHOCOLATE. * A little something extra. £65 with free shipping in the UK, and free upgrade to tracked shipped for international orders.

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📢 UPDATE LIVE 📢 We're working on restocking our signature shades, starting with this Awesome Aran in 'ZX', with flashes of rainbow on black inspired by the classic computer of the same name. It's popular in all yarn weights, but this bouncy aran make's the cosiest hats and mittens.
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #rainbowyarn #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #britishwool #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #britishyarn #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration #aranyarn

📢 UPDATE LIVE 📢 We're working on restocking our signature shades, starting with this Awesome Aran in 'ZX', with flashes of rainbow on black inspired by the classic computer of the same name. It's popular in all yarn weights, but this bouncy aran make's the cosiest hats and mittens.

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Every time I go to @wildandwoollyshop they have a new woollen-spun yarn line to squish. This one is tweedy lambswool and it feels amazing! The really do get some interesting yarns.
#lys #yarnshop #yarnstore #knitting

Every time I go to @wildandwoollyshop they have a new woollen-spun yarn line to squish. This one is tweedy lambswool and it feels amazing! The really do get some interesting yarns.

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Edit: SOLD OUT!
🚨 ONE LEFT! Preorders have shipped. We made a few extra because many of you told us you missed out. Newsletter subscribers had first option, and now there's just one remaining.
What's included: * 24 miniskeins in beautiful new hand dyed shades, each one named and labelled. 🎁
* 9 extra gifts, many of them handmade and designed especially, supporting small producers including @sawchocolate, our local artisan chocolatier! 🍫😋
* A brand new accessory pattern for miniskeins designed by moi
Go one! You deserve it!
#yarnadventcalendar #yarnvent #indieyarn #miniskeins #yarn #indiedyer #dyersofinstagram

Edit: SOLD OUT! 🚨 ONE LEFT! Preorders have shipped. We made a few extra because many of you told us you missed out. Newsletter subscribers had first option, and now there's just one remaining. What's included: * 24 miniskeins in beautiful new hand dyed shades, each one named and labelled. 🎁 * 9 extra gifts, many of them handmade and designed especially, supporting small producers including @sawchocolate, our local artisan chocolatier! 🍫😋 * A brand new accessory pattern for miniskeins designed by moi Go one! You deserve it!

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Now is the time! Join our monthly yarn club in the next few days to receive November's shade. October's edition was inspired by precious stones, but being a fool I forgot to take a photo (anyone have one?) So here's a throwback from May, which was one of my favourites this year. Don't sleep!
#yarn #yarnclub #sockclub #indieyarn #yarndyer #indieyarnclub #indiedyer #wool #knitting

Now is the time! Join our monthly yarn club in the next few days to receive November's shade. October's edition was inspired by precious stones, but being a fool I forgot to take a photo (anyone have one?) So here's a throwback from May, which was one of my favourites this year. Don't sleep!

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'Dancing in the Dark' was one of our first repeatable shades, and a perennial favourite of mine. You can find it on laceweight, DK, fibre super chunky and 4 ply merino, wool/silk and minis! Its has a dark complexity with undertones or rust and pink, it's a purple for people that don't do purple. I'm very excited to tell you that there's a new design from @brixtonpurl in this shade coming soon!
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration #purpleyarn #semisolid #yarnshade

'Dancing in the Dark' was one of our first repeatable shades, and a perennial favourite of mine. You can find it on laceweight, DK, fibre super chunky and 4 ply merino, wool/silk and minis! Its has a dark complexity with undertones or rust and pink, it's a purple for people that don't do purple. I'm very excited to tell you that there's a new design from @brixtonpurl in this shade coming soon!

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NEW SHADE 🚨 'Jean Genie' denim blue on Favourite Sock merino 4ply. Another gorgeous neutral that plays nice with neons.
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

NEW SHADE 🚨 'Jean Genie' denim blue on Favourite Sock merino 4ply. Another gorgeous neutral that plays nice with neons.

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Fuzzy Lace in 'Sunset Beach' - just peachy 🍑
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

Fuzzy Lace in 'Sunset Beach' - just peachy 🍑

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'Oyster', as used by @avariegatedsoul for her latest sock project. Just one skein left of this one-off batch!
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

'Oyster', as used by @avariegatedsoul for her latest sock project. Just one skein left of this one-off batch!

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Did you know we have a Destash Group on Facebook? Whether you've changed your mind about a colour, have leftovers you don't need or maybe lost a game of yarn chicken and need a little more, we can help! It's also where we post out misfit skeins and ends of batches. Find these beauties and more! There's a link to the group on our profile URL, or search 'It's a Stitch Up Destash' on Facebook.
#destash #yarndestash #indieyarn #knittingyarn #destashyarn #yarn #indiedyer

Did you know we have a Destash Group on Facebook? Whether you've changed your mind about a colour, have leftovers you don't need or maybe lost a game of yarn chicken and need a little more, we can help! It's also where we post out misfit skeins and ends of batches. Find these beauties and more! There's a link to the group on our profile URL, or search 'It's a Stitch Up Destash' on Facebook.

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Dyeing for our Yarn Advent Calendar is almost complete. For me it's an opportunity to experiment with new techniques and colours. It always fills me with new ideas for the year to come, but also makes me realise how much more there is to learn about dyeing. 
Preorders for this year's advent box closed in August, but we'll have a handful available for immediate shipping in a couple of weeks. Sign up for our newsletter for first dibs! It's not just packed with yarn, but other lovely creations, many of which are from other artisan businesses - including handmade 🍫 from @sawchocolate!
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #yarnadventcalendar #yarnvent #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

Dyeing for our Yarn Advent Calendar is almost complete. For me it's an opportunity to experiment with new techniques and colours. It always fills me with new ideas for the year to come, but also makes me realise how much more there is to learn about dyeing. Preorders for this year's advent box closed in August, but we'll have a handful available for immediate shipping in a couple of weeks. Sign up for our newsletter for first dibs! It's not just packed with yarn, but other lovely creations, many of which are from other artisan businesses - including handmade 🍫 from @sawchocolate!

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🚨 Two more neon rainbow minis packs available! 🚨
#miniskeins #rainbowyarn #neonyarn #yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

🚨 Two more neon rainbow minis packs available! 🚨

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OK, posting this feels a little mean as I can't ship it right away but 🖤 I'm feeling the neutrals right now. 'Southbank' added to the shop today. Order and it'll be reserved for you to ship when we're back from our break.
#handdyedyarn #yarn #greyyarn #indieyarn

OK, posting this feels a little mean as I can't ship it right away but 🖤 I'm feeling the neutrals right now. 'Southbank' added to the shop today. Order and it'll be reserved for you to ship when we're back from our break.

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I finished the handspun I started at Rebel Stitch and it's very squishy. The fibre is not one of ours, but merino/bamboo/silk from @spinjones. There is a subtle mix of browns and purples with an overall effect of vibrant plum. 
#yarn #handspinning #handspun #handspunyarn

I finished the handspun I started at Rebel Stitch and it's very squishy. The fibre is not one of ours, but merino/bamboo/silk from @spinjones. There is a subtle mix of browns and purples with an overall effect of vibrant plum.

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