Morning, it’s hard to believe we are at the end of the year already! I hope you’re having a lovely calm Sunday with a hot drink and a bit of relaxing crochet or knitting to hand. We had four new designs donated by four different designers; Ember, Staircase Mitts, Textured […]

Wrapping Up 2016


I know with the cold snap it seems that summer is well and truly over but it doesn’t have to be! Endless Summer is our latest pattern from the lovely Miranda Jollie. It’s designed as a lace-weight infinity scarf for warmer days, with a pattern inspired by waves, sand dunes and […]

New Pattern: Endless Summer


Texture Mitts for Men by Alessandra Parsons
  We’re very pleased to launch a new pattern just before our visit to Fibre’s East this year. Textured Mitts for Men is designed by Alessandra Parsons who kindly donated it to P/HOP. The pattern is worked in the round using your favourite method and features a combination of moss and cable stitches. It’s […]

New Pattern | Textured Mitts for Men



Well that was fun! I was super nervous going up to Woolfest as the new co-ordinator, first time Woofest attendee and first ever stall holding at a festival. Phew! Well the nerves were unnecessary because the weekend turned out wonderful. The Woolfest staff were amazing, everything was so well organised and everyone was […]

On the road: Woolfest 2016


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The baton is passed, well the blue folder really, and I’m new p/hop co-ordinator! Hi there! My name is Heidi aka Ready! Set! Stitch! over on the internets and all things social media. I first learned of MSF and their work when they set up an office over in Dublin, what […]

Hi There!


We’re looking for someone new to co-ordinate the fabulous p/hop project.  Think it could be you? P/hop is an amazing community project that now needs supporters to help take it forward.  Traditionally the co-ordinator role has been fulfilled by one person, donating approximately one day per week.  However I think […]

Could you help run p/hop?



It’s a New Year Martini Knitalong! Now that all the gift knitting is done, it’s time to cast on a shiny new project, right?  Join us in knitting Miranda Jollie‘s wonderful Martini Cowl.   This is one of those patterns that had sort of passed me by until I started […]

Martini Cowl KAL


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