About Us

A small knitting business based in Edinburgh, founded by designer Ysolda Teague, selling knitting pattern pdfs, books and a carefully selected range of yarns and accessories.

We release patterns both individually and as collections.

Ysolda took up knitting while studying English Literature when her bedroom didn’t have enough room for sewing and she couldn’t sit still in lectures. An inability to follow directions combined with a compulsion to understand how things work quickly led to a rather diy approach to patterns. Over the last decade she’s pioneered new models for self publishing for both her patterns and six books and developed a reputation for clear directions and interesting construction methods.

She continues to design while developing new products and managing a small team who share her nerdy excitement about all things knitting and yarn.

About the team:

Sarah was Ysolda's first employee and continues to allow bookkeeping to keep her away from her needles, and her dream of knitting all the patterns.

Rebecca joined in 2010 to work on Little Red in the City, and takes many of our photos. Her eye for detail makes her invaluable, especially when it comes to producing patterns and layouts.

Nuala is a recent addition to the team, and if you email a pattern support question, you are likely to get a reply from her. Working for Ysolda gives her lots of knitting inspiration but not as much time for knitting as when she was unemployed.

Daniel is responsible for packing and sending the club yarns. He’s also the fastest yarn labeller we know!