We’re kicking off our week of birthday giveaways with some gorgeous yarns donated by Jon of Easyknits.  Up for grabs is a delicious Gobstopper in Spring Blooms, and a zingy Sushi Sock Roll.  Have they got your tastebuds tingling?     In order to have a chance to win today’s […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 1

Happy birthday to p/hop – we’ve turned 7!   Who could believe it?  p/hop started from humble beginnings, when in 2008 Natalie Fergie came up with an idea to use knitting as a way to help raise funds for MSF.  p/hop has grown in leaps and bounds over the past […]

It’s our birthday! And we’ve raised £60K!

  Just in time for the gift knitting season is the Rainbow Fur Cowl, a new crochet pattern that has been generously donated by ThredHED. The pattern works up quickly in DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook.  The sample shown uses a space-dyed wool/acrylic blend, but you could choose […]

New pattern: Rainbow Fur Cowl

As you may have noticed, p/hop is looking a little different. A little smarter, a little sleeker and hopefully easier to use, especially on mobiles and tablets. We’ve switched to the new look site today and there are lots of editors beavering away behind the scenes, looking for broken links, […]

Welcome to our new look site

Team p/hop at FE
Another must-see festival on the annual calendar is Fibre East, and p/hop was thrilled to be invited to take part again this summer.  Held over two days, the weather played all its cards and we had gorgeous sunshine on the Saturday, and horrendous weather on the Sunday.  It was very […]

Summer festival review: Fibre East

Valais Blacknose
What a summer it’s been!  Amazing!  I’m talking not so much about the weather (of course), but rather about the wonderful events and festivals that p/hop has been at over the season.  Autumn is now upon us, and it’s a good chance to review where we’ve been and what we’ve […]

Summer festival review: Woolfest

p/hop stall at Fandango
We are well in to the summer yarn festival season here in the UK, and we’re having an amazing time! A few weeks ago we headed to a pleasingly local event in London, the I Knit Fandango.  It was pretty special to be able to get to a two-day yarn […]

p/hop at the I Knit Fandango

Yarn Garden George
In our last post about our adventures at Edinburgh Yarn Fest I mentioned the fabulous team of volunteers who helped out over the weekend, raising awareness and raising funds to support the work of Medecins Sans Frontiers / Doctors Without Borders.  But it wasn’t just individuals on the day who […]

EYF: the final roundup

EYF exhibitor's pass
Wow, what a weekend!  I’m still in recovery mode from the amazing two day event that was Edinburgh Yarn Festival.  It was such a whirlwind, I’m not even quite sure how to summarise it! I caught the train up from London bright and early on Friday morning in time to […]

p/hop at Edinburgh Yarn Fest

Here at p/hop HQ we like to integrate knitting with the rest of our lives.  We knit at home, we knit on the train, we knit on lunch breaks, and we knit at the pub on Monday knit nights.  These things all involve knitting while sitting down.  So far, so […]

Knitting and … running!