Our Top 5 Independent Valentines Gifts

Hello lovelies! Oh heyyyy February, aren’t we pleased to see you. Love is in the air, as Valentines Day is right around the corner! We have scouted out our five favourite independent brands that will make dreamy gifts for your valentine, palentine or galentine! ♥️ 1. Emmy x Dill Scented Candle An absolute winning female […]

Choosing your colour combos

Hello lovelies Happy New Year LAD’s! So, first blog of 2023. We thought you might have had long enough now to get over all of your festive knits and be on to deciding what to knit first this year. Which is why we thought we might put together some colour combos that might help to […]

Fill your boots with our favourite stocking fillers

Ho ho hello! Too much? We’re getting well and truly into the Christmas spirit here in the LAD studio. Busy packing up your festive orders and chomping on mince pies. One thing we are behind on is our own Christmas shopping! As always. So similarly to last year, and if you are in the same […]

Five yarny things to make for your festive table

Hello lovelies! Hosting Christmas this year? Impress your guests with these five yarny delights that you can have on your dinner table. 1. Treemendous Table Runner We have to kick off with our brand new Treemendous Table Runner pattern. It really is glorious and sets the scene perfectly for your festive table display. Available in […]

Five things you can knit the kids in your life this Christmas


Hello friends! Get ahead with your Christmas gifting this year and craft something knitted and extra special for the little ones in your life. We’re not just talking about blankets or Christmas jumpers either. Here are our top five LAD little one knits which we think you are going to love. Kicking things off with […]

Five indie gifts we love this Halloween

Hey Gang! Spooky season is upon us. With just over a week to go until the big night, we thought we would highlight five indie spook-tastic treats that have come to our attention this Halloween. We hope that youuwooouuu love them! 1. First up the Wick + Wonder Pumpkin Candle, the perfect accompaniment to a […]

Let’s Look at LAD Cardigans

Hello lovelies! With the summer retreating ever so quickly there’s a real chill in the air and to be honest we’re kind of here for it. It’s an excuse to start getting cosy and retrieving our knitted cardis that have been hiding at the back of the wardrobe all summer. With that in mind we […]

A Blog Post of Blog Ideas

Hey Team! Might seem like a strange one but we love supporting small businesses and we all know how important but tricky blogging can be sometimes. We thought a couple of suggestions to get you on your blogging way might be useful. Top 10 We love a top 5 or top 10 list. Be it […]

Christmas In July

Hello! Now, we know this may be too shocking for some of you. But, for the more organised among us, you may be starting to think about Christmas. If that’s the case then we thought it might be useful to remind you of what you could be starting to prep in time for December 25th! […]

Our 6 favourite Summer knits

Hey Gang! Knitting definitely isn’t just for winter! We have loads of lovely knits that are summer ready. A new fave is our ‘It’s all beachy’ Cotton Dress. Perfect for the beach, it can be slipped over a bikini or as a comfy summer dress. It’s fairly easy to put together as there is very […]

Yassss Queen

Hey gang! The countdown to the long bank holiday weekend is officially on. So what better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a tea party (of course). To help you prep we have gathered some of our favourite foodie bits/outfits and of course knitted additions for the perfect party fit for, well […]

We Love Mini Mohair

Hello lovelies! Have you given the LAD Mini Mohair a whirl yet? Because we really can’t get enough of it! The MM yarn is a little bit different from our usual chunky knit yarns, but it is so delicious we just couldn’t resist its fluffy finish. It’s a perfect blend of 70% mohair and 30% […]

What will you be knitting this Easter?

Hello lovelies! Spring seems to still be deciding whether it’s going to show up this year but as time is marching on we’re busy thinking about what we might be knitting this Easter. We have a few fabulous Spring knitting projects for you: Starting with the pièce de résistance our special edition Spring Wreath Kit […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Charlotte

Hi Gang! We hope you’re having a fab week so far. At the end of our Pattern Makeover blog post we hinted that we may have a new team member here at LAD which is very exciting. She started working for us on a very casual basis at the end of the last year updating […]

Our Six Favourite Indie Mother’s Day Gifts

Hey Gang! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Sunday 27th March, to be precise. So if you’re looking for a gift for your darling mum or loved one, look no further! We have put together a gift guide from a selection of our favourite indie brands if you need a bit of help with […]

LAD patterns get a makeover!


Hey LADS!   So, things have changed a little bit since Lauren started LAD seven years ago and in that time we have learnt a-LOT. We felt that after all that time and with some support and guidance from our pals over at Studio Cotton, that it might be time to give our patterns some […]