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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everything you need to know about our Super Chunky Yarn

Hello LAD’s! It’s Helen here this week – if you’ve not ‘met’ me yet, I’m the one who is usually answering your messages and updating the Facebook group, and sending out weekly promotional emails! This week I’ve mostly been updating the website and contacting you about your delayed orders – which I am SO sorry […]

What to start knitting now for Christmas

tree skirt

Hello lovelies I’m handing over to Helen this week as I’m flat out in the studio packing your orders (THANK YOU!) so I’ll leave you in her capable hands! Hello!! Thanks Lauren 💖 I’m feeling the weight of responsibility but it’s something I’m going to have to get used to as I’ll be doing a […]

Stash Busting Knits

Oh Hey There! Welcome back, I hope you’re keeping well. I can’t believe it’s already the middle of September, when did that even happen?! Since August, we’ve been doing weekly product launches of fabulous new knit kits, yarn and ready made delights! It’s basically a roll into our Christmas launch, rather than launching them all […]

How to read a Knitting Pattern

Knitting Pattern

Hello pals! How on earth are you? It’s been a gloriously rainy day here which I have absolutely loved. It’s a knitting on the sofa kind of day – which has been perfect as that was on my to-do list (new patterns, HELLO!) Since it’s been such a great day for knitting I thought I’d […]

5 Easy Summer Knitting Projects

Hello M’Darlin’s How on earth are you?  Since we’re actually in August now – I think it’s safe to say that none of us know how that happened – I thought I’d talk about some of our Summer knitting projects. I’m also neck deep in planning Christmas launches so thought it would be a nice […]

Let’s Talk Tension

Oh Hey Pals! How are you? I hope you’re keeping well and able to enjoy the lovely weather – I’ve been making the most of it and sitting in the shade 😂 You might have spotted that we’ve launched an updated version of our bestselling ‘Dreamy Oversized Cardigan‘. We were finding that about 7% of our […]

New Giant Knit Blanket Patterns

basketweave blanket knitting pattern

Hello Pals! How are you? I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine and not tooooo hot! In a strange twist of fate I’m going to talk about the hottest possible thing today…. Giant Knit Blankets! So let’s all sit in the shade with a ice cold drink and a fan directed at us and pretend we’re […]

New Mohair Colour

Hello Babes, How are you? You might have already seen our newness from this week but I wanted to talk about it in more detail. We have a new shade of our Massive Mohair Yarn – Say hello to Milk!  Meet Milk Mohair We didn’t introduce it originally as sometimes I can find shades of […]