There are cowls and snoods everywhere you look, with everyone trying to stay warm and snug in this cold cold weather.
We decided to make a version for those that want something extra soft with added touch of luxury.
This extra chunky cowl is hand-knitted from a yarn that is a blend of Alpaca and wool. This makes it extra soft and warm.
Let me know what you think!
Are you shopping for gifts? Don’t have the time to wrap your purchases? Want them to go directly to the gift recipient? If you answered yes then we are here to help.
During the festive period we are offering free gift wrapping on any orders. Just indicate at check out by leaving us a note and that’s it!
Introducing our brand new range of House and Home products.
There is nothing like snuggling up with some soft cuddly cushions with a good book or whilst watching TV or catching up with friends and family.
Well brand new and in store for you, we have these giant batik and Aso-oke cushions.
They work beautifully on their own as the fabric used is quite distinct, each cushion also has a piped edge detail. They also work great as pairs.
Let us know what you think!
Check out the full range at Urbanknit’s House and Home
The Pico Pouches are back and today we feature another Aso-oke pouch. The Strawberry Pico Pouch is made in Alaari aso-oke which was originally a magenta-coloured version of the fabric but now refers to any version with reddish or maroon tones. Aso-oke has a texture that similar to denim and can therefore be very durable.
The Pico pouch is a little snap purse that would be great for coins, lip gloss and your little bits and pieces that you want to keep safe but stylish at the same time.
We got all excited when we got our copy in the post. Turn to Page 9 and presto!
Our love for print is unending.
We LOVE to experiment and here is the latest thing out of the lab. Crazy print patchwork in the recognisable Super snap style. What do you think of our Blue Patchwork Super snap clutch?
Snood, cowl, neckwarmer, infinity scarf, tube scarf. This accessory is known by so many names. The most common seem to be cowl or snood.
The Urbanknit cowl or snood is a continuous tubular scarf that is pulled over the head and sits on the neck and shoulders to keep you warm. It is stretchy so it is worn very easily and can sit above your coat or under it.
It makes a great alternative to a long scarf, which could get in the way or fall off altogether. For example, it is great if you cycle as it is completely hands-free.
Our signature cowl is unisex and made out of chunky 100% merino wool in a loose knit style. It is available in many bright and bold colours as well as some dark and neutral colours. So you will always find something that suits your style. We also have some striped versions for the more adventurous dresser. Each and every one is hand knitted so made by human hands!Are there any colours in particular you would like to see?
As we say goodbye to the summer and welcome cooler weather, we have introduced limited edition Alpaca versions for an even more luxurious feel. We also have a collection of Ankara Snoods which incorporate bright Ankara prints. What better way to keep warm whilst looking funky!
The A to Z initiative started just over a year ago and we are pushing for even more support this year.
In Nigeria, the tradition for special occasions is that friends and family often wear attire that is of the same fabric as the celebrant’s. This is called ‘Aso-ebi‘. It is a way of showing solidarity, support, oneness. It used to be that people would say ‘Please wear Alaari to my daughter’s wedding’ for example. (Alaari is a type of Aso-oke, a hand-woven fabric which often ranges between deep red and magenta in colour). So if you had one like it, which you probably would, you’d just wear it.
In more recent times people often buy brand new fabric or have a large quantity custom-made and sent out to friends and family to have made into their own individual outfits. So on the day, there is an array of dresses, tops, blouses, shirts and what not all in the same fabric. It makes for very interesting viewing!
After my long ramble I get to the point! A lot of people end up with a lot of Aso-ebi that they no longer wear and as a way of doing a little bit to help, I have taken donations of such fabric. These will be used to make part of or an entire new accessory.
The A to Z is an Urbanknit initiative which will donate proceeds from sales of bags, totes, clutches made from these upcycled, repurposed, recycled fabrics to assist orphanages and local schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. Our own way of making a (creative) contribution. Every product that is part of the initiative will have the orange label. The full range available can be found with the A to Z Initiative tag.
We will have periodic updates as to what we are able to accomplish with our contributions. We would love to know what you think!
Starting off our new feature of people spotted in Urbanknit, here is Moyo Aderemi in the latest issue of Mania Magazine- The Fearless Issue, not only is she rocking the Red Star Super Snap Clutch, she mentions Urbanknit as one of her favourite brands in her interview. The ever stylish Moyo is certainly one of our favourite fashionistas, always on point with a keen eye for putting interesting pieces together.
For more of the interview, be sure to grab a copy if Mania Magazine.
So send us a picture of yourself accessorised with your favourite Urbanknit piece and we’ll add you to our very own Style Files!
I am quite excited about the start of the Olympics. I have to admit I am completely enthralled by everything from opening ceremonies to the athletics to the basketball games. At Urbanknit HQ we thought we’d do a little something to show our support and love of the games, especially as it holding in our beloved London this time around.
The most prominent symbol of the games are the 5 interlocking rings in blue, yellow, black, green, and red and usually against a white background. It was designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The rings represent the five continents of the world and it is suggested that at least one of the colours appears on all the national flags of the world. Let us know if you have spotted an exception!
Check out the full schedule of the games to make sure you don’t miss something exciting. So what particular event are you looking forward to seeing? Please leave a comment and let us know!