We’ve got a fresh new site…

Hello loves! You may have noticed things are looking a little different round these parts… well for the past 357 months (it feels like lol – not really, it’s been about 6 months 😜) we’ve been working on a brand spanking new version of our website! There are a number of reasons why we have […]

Mental Health & the power of Community

Hello loves, On Monday 10th October it was Mental Health Awareness day. A day to acknowledge the importance of looking after our mental health and raising awareness for the things you can do to support yourself and others in their mental wellbeing. It is widely reported, and we have spoken before, about how positive knitting, […]

All about Merimoh

Hello loves! How are you all? I’m checking in this week with a post I’ve been meaning to publish for a few weeks, and it’s about our new Merimoh fusion range. You may have seen we launched our bundles recently, but if not, let me introduce them for you here. Merimoh Bundles Our Merimoh bundles […]

Reasons to sign up to our Yarn Subscription

yarn subscription

Hello lovelies! Gosh, it’s been a while hey? I’m so sorry about that – what with the Christmas surge at the end of the year and the January catch up it seems like I’ve completely dropped the ball on the blog front… I’m sure you’re all devastated ;p Anyhoo, I appreciate it’s super late but […]

Fill your boots with our top Stocking Fillers

Hello loves! How ARE you? Suddenly it seems that Christmas is literally around the corner and we’re starting to slightly panic… not necessarily from a business perspective, but the fact that none of us have finished our Christmas shopping yet! While talking in the studio, it seems that filling the stockings is one of the […]

Gifts you can start knitting now for Christmas

Hello loves Hope you’re all having a wonderful week? We’re tentatively mentioning the C word this week 🙊 We probably wouldn’t normally until the end of the month but we’ve had so many of you getting organised with ordering decorations that we thought we’d jump right in! It is getting nearer and nearer by the […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Lauren

Hello lovelies! Hope you’ve all had a great week?! We’re all doing really well – the studio is getting busier by the day and we’re excited to share some new designs with you soon..! Last blog post I said it was the final of our Team LAD posts, but then Lauren asked me if she […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Claire

Hi Gang! It’s that time again – yep, blog week, and is it just me, or does it come round quicker and quicker each time?! I’m sure something is going on with time at the moment because all of a sudden we’re almost in October and yet it feels like yesterday it was the start […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Chloe

Introducing chloe

Hello loves! How ARE you??! I wanted to say a massive thank you for your amazing response to our British wool and our new Cosy Cable Cardi – we’re over the moon you love it as much as we do and I can’t wait to see your pictures of what you knit with the yarn. […]

New British Wool

British Wool

Hello loves! Welcome to September! It’s a bit bonkers that it’s here already, but I won’t pretend not to be excited at the onset of Autumn – personally it’s my favourite season, and also from a LAD point of view, it’s when things start to get really exciting and busy in the studio. We’re already […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Helen

Introducing Helen

Hello loves! This week, we’re carrying on our introductions of all of Team LAD, and this week, it’s me! 🙈 It feels a little odd writing this as myself, but let’s just go with it and see where we end up, shall we?! Needless to say – it’ll be an interesting trip down memory lane […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Sally

meet team LAD

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all having a wonderful week? We are over the moon with the reaction to our latest knit kit – the Big Cotton Easy Tee – what gorgeous colour combinations we’ve seen go out, it makes us so excited to see your finished knits!  We’ve been meaning to do a blog series […]

New Recycled Big Cotton Yarn

Big cotton yarn

Well, hello babes! This week is a super exciting one for us, and also something we’ve never done before – announce a new product before it’s available to buy 🙊 We thought we’d give you a teaser and a taster of what’s coming this Saturday so you can get as excited as us – and […]

Looking after your knits

looking after your knits

Hey LAD’s! How are you all? It’s looking decidedly like Autumn out there at the moment rather than Summer, so you may still be wearing some of your knitwear, but this week I’m going to talk about looking after your knits when you’re not wearing them during the warmer months So, shall we dive in?! […]

Knitting accounts we love to follow on the ‘gram

knitting accounts we love to follow

Hello loves! How ARE you?! Things are all good here at LAD HQ – we may not be too busy with orders (now the sun’s out the knitting seems to have slowed down) but there’s loads going on behind the scenes. Last week we had a Christmas photoshoot for a well known lifestyle mag 🙊🙊 so […]

What is Black Pound Day?

Hello loves! This weekend, both Lauren and I did our usual Instagram browsing (separately!) while sat in the sun, and unbeknownst to each other, ended up buying exactly the same fan by La Basketry (pictured above)! It is part of their new Summer collection and so will now obviously be part of the standard LAD […]

Which knitting pattern suits my skill level best?

skill level

Hello lovelies! It’s been another busy few weeks here at LAD HQ, with lots going on behind the scenes. We’ve had team meetings about new designs and new yarn 🙊 as well as more creative content and even some festive ideas (it’s never too early in our world!) Plenty to be announcing soon, but first […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – how craft can help

mental health awareness

Hello loves, This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this is something very close to our hearts here at LAD. This last year especially has been tough on a lot of you, and we have had so many messages telling us how much knitting has helped you during lockdown. It’s not surprising that more […]

Knitting on Circular Needles

circular needles

Hey Gang! How are you?! I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine (if you’ve got it) as much as we are here at LAD HQ! The warmer days are wonderful and we’re loving being able to meet up with a few friends again. Lauren is still busy being brilliant new mum to gorgeous Livi so it’s […]

Free Bib Pattern Add-on

Bib Pattern

Hey LAD’s! Today’s blog is a cheeky little free add-on to a current pattern for you! The eagle-eyed of you may see that the bib in the blog header is a variation on our SweaterVest pattern – and you’d be right! And how cute does it look??! ‘Simply The Vest’ Sweatervest We launched the sweater […]

LAD Yarn Alternatives

yarn alternatives

Hello lovelies! How are you?! I hope the sun is shining where you are, and you’re starting to meet up with friends again after a long few months! Three of us actually worked together in the studio this week (Helen, Sally & Claire) and it was so lovely to see other humans again 😂 I […]

Top Tips for Sewing up Your Knits

Hello loves! Hope you’re all doing okay and enjoying the slow onset of Spring! I’m personally loving the longer days and the milder weather – plenty more opportunity to get outside while it’s light! I’m absolutely thrilled to say that after a few months of intermittent stock levels that we are back fully stocked and […]

LAD joins Ribblr!

Hello LAD’s! I hope you’ve all had a good couple of weeks – the talk of things starting to return to ‘normal’ seems to have hit us all in different ways. I certainly hope you’re coping okay with both the anxiety and excitement of it all. We’re here for any knitting or self-care support you […]

How we package your orders (with love, yarn puns & stickers!)

package your orders

Hello lovelies! This week’s blog is all about how we package your orders, but before I start, I just want to celebrate the most beautiful little package which arrived last Monday… Lauren & Alex welcomed their baby girl into the world on the 8th Feb and we are beyond thrilled for them! Isn’t she the […]