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WATG Macrame Kits – Review

Macrame seems to be everywhere. Not only thousands of images of pot hangers, bracelets, hand bags and hangings are flooding social media everyday, but there’s also more and more of you coming to the shop asking for macrame supplies. As we do not like to be left out, we’ve decided to give it a go and try Read the full article…

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Me Made May 2017

Since the beginning of Me Made May 2017, more than 5 thousands photos of amazing hand-made garments have been posted on Instagram!  The variety of these clothes is spectacular and ranges from simple t-shirts to elaborate pairs of jeans and knitwear. They come in all sorts of shapes, fabrics and colours, testifying the incredible creativity of the Read the full article…

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Completed Project: Snæfellsnes Jumper

About a year ago I went to visit a friend in Iceland and ever since I came back I’ve been slightly obsessed with the idea of knitting myself an Icelandic jumper similar to those I came across in Reykjavik yarn shops. Being from Basque Country – where the need for heavy knitwear is pretty limited – Read the full article…

Inbetweener Feature

Completed Project: Somewhere Inbetween

At the beginning of this year we were really excited to have Dani Sunshine join the team at YAK as a knitting teacher. She instructs all of our beginner classes including Learn to Knit and Next Steps in Knitting.   Dani designed the Inbetweener Shawl and Hat to accompany the Next Steps in Knitting class Read the full article…

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New Year Cast On – Follow Up

Two weeks ago, we invited you to share on Instagram your first knitting project of 2017 by using the hashtag #newyearcaston. We were really pleased to see how many of you answered to the call, so we thought it would be nice to show everyone’s progresses in a short blog post.   Tanya has been super Read the full article…

WATG, Crazy Sexy Wool, The Big Hat, Sheep and Stitch

Completed Project: The Big Hat

We know many of you will be happy to hear that we finally filled up our stocks with some Crazy Sexy Wool by Wool and the Gang. With its yardage of 81 meter per 200 gr and an average gauge of 8 stitches per 10 cm, the Crazy Sexy Wool definitely falls into the category of Read the full article…

Nesting, Kate Metherell

Nesting Mitts Relaunch

Nesting, designed by Kate Metherell was first released last year, along with patterns by Renee Callahan and Rachel Coopey, to celebrate the Birds of a Feather colourways dyed exclusively for YAK by Life in the Long Grass. Now, freshly revised, the pattern is now available on Ravelry. There are a few projects up on Ravelry Read the full article…

Beach Tank, Jess Schreibstein, Wool and the Gang, Shiny Happy Cotton, Malabrigo Lace

Summer Holiday Project – Eugenie’s Beach Tank II

This past month, each member of YAK has introduced you to their summer holliday project. Eugenie has finished hers a little while ago and is ready to give you some feedback. Being fairly new to the world of knitting – even though my Nan taught me basic knitting at the age of 6, I only really Read the full article…

Dovestone feature

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

  Shop sample turned workshop series, a completed project and a blanket knit a long. When Suzanne brought her original Seaside Sundae blanket that was featured in Pom Pom Quarterly 2 summers ago into the shop it wasn’t long before I was choosing yarn and colours to make a shop sample. We had just taken delivery Read the full article…