Ember is the latest pattern donated to p/hop by Louise Zass-Bangham of Inspiration Knits.  The pattern was originally published in Knit Now magazine, and once the rights reverted back to Louise, she generously decided to donate the pattern to p/hop to raise more funds for the work of MSF. Ember […]

New pattern: Ember


This is the final day of our birthday giveaway, and what a week it’s been!  We’ve had so much fun here at p/hop, and I hope you’ve all been enjoying it just as much. It’s been wonderful receiving all your entries this week, including entries from long-time p/hop supporters, as […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 7


We’re down to the last two days of our birthday week, folks.  Keep those entries coming! This is one of those occasions where I really do need to add the caveat that the photo really doesn’t do this prize justice!  Up for grabs we have one beautiful silk needle case […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 6



Here we are at day 5 of our birthday giveaway.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed researching answers and finding out more about p/hop and MSF. Today’s prize is this Seriously Gorgeous (literally!) single spun merino in the colourways Glaciers and Ribena.  These have been generously donated to p/hop by KnitWitches […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 5


Hope you’re ready for day 4! Today’s prize is a lovely package of two skeins of yarn and a needle roll.  The yarn has been donated by the lovely Yvonne of Dublin Dye Company.  I met Yvonne at Edinburgh Yarn Fest earlier this year, and after coming to the rescue […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 4


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We’re receiving loads of entries for our birthday giveaway competitions – so thank you – and keep them coming! Today we have a real treat from across the sea:  three skeins of lovely, bouncy hand-dyed Irish wool from S Twist Wool.  These skeins would be perfect for snuggly accessories to […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 3



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It’s now day 2 of the great p/hop birthday giveaway and we’ve got a real treat for you:  this fabulous trio of yarns from long-time p/hop supporter, John Arbon, all donated to support p/hop and MSF.  This is definitely one for the alpaca lovers out there!       In […]

Birthday giveaway: Day 2


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