Posts tagged with ‘urbanknit’

  • Urban Journeys: Yaba Post Office Boxes

    Vinatge Yaba Post Office Boxes

    Vintage Yaba Postboxes

    WHERE: Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

    COUNTRY: Nigeria

    WHEN: 2009


    By in Urban Journeys
  • Urbanknit on Etsy Anniversary

    Its our Etsy anniversary today! We opened our Urbanknit Etsy store on the 20th of June, 2006. That is 8 years and over 400 sales ago.

    I would live to say a huge massive thank you to all out Etsy customers, some of whom have stayed with us over the years and to our fellow Etsy designers, artists, creatives, sellers. They have been wonderful with sharing tips, advice, collaborations and moral support.

    Much love to the handmade creative community that continues to grow and thrive! Looking forward to marking 10 years on Etsy!


    As part of our birthday month, we are also running a huge sale in our Etsy shop. Just enter SUMMER8 at checkout for 40% off your entire order.

    Do you already shop on Etsy store? If not, follow this link and get £5 off your first order! www.//

    By in The Store and Studio
  • Item of the Week: Chocolate Brown Wool Snood

    Brown is one of those colours that you might not get too excited if given a choice BUT just like black, I think it goes with everything. (Except maybe fuchsia pink).

    Think about it, creams, navy blue, dark green. A great alternative to the usual black. So for this winter we have introduced a Dark Brown Snood. The snood has got to be the most popular winter accessory for 3 years running. This one is in our signature chunky knit in the XL style. Hand knitted as usual. If brown is not for you, then check out our other colour options black, forest green, mustard yellow, purple, dark tealBrown wool snood Brown wool snood

    This would also make a great gift for men, one size fits all so need to worry about sizing. What’s your favourite winter accessory?

    By in Our Products
  • Cool Tees Thursday- Urbanknit


    Black Star Adinkra- Hot Pink


    Finally a cool tee of our own! Whoop whoop. This one is called the Black Stars (which coincidentally is the name of the Ghanaian Football team. What a happy coincidence!)



    Using beautiful Adinkra symbols from Ghanaian heritage, this tee is simple and easy to wear. Available in Hot Pink and White. Check it out right here.

    Would love to hear what you think!


    By in Cool Tees Thursday
  • Urbanknit on Instagram

    InstagramUrbanknit is now on Instagram. Do check out our Instagram and follow us to see what we see from day to day. From Lagos to London and everything in-between.

    By in The Store and Studio
  • We’re Social!


    Did you know we are everywhere? So do join us on our journeys on your favourite social site.





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    By in Knowledge
  • The Urbanknit Alpaca Cowl

    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.

    Alpaca Cowl Midnight Blue Alpaca Cowl Alpaca Cowl

    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.

    It comes in two versions, the Midnight Blue and the Camel Cream.

    Let me know what you think!


    By in Our Products
  • Urbanknit at the Southbank Centre

    As part of Africa Utopia our gorgeous print and batik Bee bags are available in the Festical Terrace Shop at the Southbank Centre for the whole of July.

    So if you are in the neighbourhood, do stop by and have a look!




    Southbank Centre, Festival Terrace
    Belvedere Road
    London SE1 8XX
    Area: Southwark

    020 7921 0771

    Nearest Transit Stations:

    Waterloo, Embankment, Westminster


    Mon-Fri 10:00 – 21:00

    Sat 10:00 – 20:00

    Sun 12:00 – 20:00

    By in Events & News, Our Products
  • Zipper Pouch Giveaway

    We love the versatility of our cute zipper pouches that we thought we might share by giving away a set of 3! The winner, picked at random from the comments section will receive a set of three pouches in different fabric designs in  a mix of batiks and African wax print.





    Browse the Bags-pouch section of and let us know your favourite one by any of these methods:

    * Pin it on Pinterest

    * Tumble it on Tumblr

    * Like it on Facebook

    * Tweet it on Twitter (@urbanknit)

    That is all! There is a handy button below product so it is only a click away. Please leave a comment here to let us know which one you have done. You can leave as many comments as you like. It is important to leave a separate comment for each of the entries to count as this increases your chances of winning.

    Feel free to blog and link to the giveaway (again there are buttons just below this post and leave a comment saying you have done so). If we get more than 100 comments we will give away another set of zippers to a second winner! So get clicking.


    Anyone can enter and you can do so as many times as you like. We ship worldwide so the giveaway is open to all. The giveaway will run till Sunday the 15th of July at midnight GMT when a winner (or winners) will be picked at random and announced. We will need your address details if you are the winner so please check back onthe 16th of July, 2012 for the winner’s name.

    Good luck and please spread the word!

    Have a great week.

    By in Competitions