Our story beings all the way back on our founder Lucy's 8th birthday! This was the year Lucy was given her very first knitting kit from her Grandma Marge and it was in this moment her passion was born!
Over the years Grandma Marge taught Lucy to knit, a precious skill that had been passed down the family for generations. This was when Lucy realised the true value of preserving the art of knitting and sought to make it more accessible and understandable to all
Experimenting with creative and thoughtful Christmas gifts, Lucy decided to knit her four cousins a cushion emblazoned with the image of their faces... an extra special selfie! So she set about devising and testing concepts until she successfully turned their photographs into the very first KnitPic!
And so 'Knit It' was born from Lucy's idea to future proof the traditional craft, making it fun-filled, simple and user friendly. Since then Lucy has founded her company and successfully won funding, as well as industry-leading support to grow the ideas into an innovative startup!
The Knit It Vision is to be the place to go for ‘digital knitting patterns’ for a global community of knitters!
Nothing is more exciting than the spark of an idea! We want to empower individuals to be the best they can be and pursue their dreams
Can you picture anything more driven than a knitter eagerly whizzing through a project?! We want to foster a spirit of enjoyment and accomplishment in everything we do
We strive to make things the best they can be, and we do that by experimenting, testing and being unafraid of the unexpected. We will boldly go where no knitter has been before!
All creatives are that little bit weird... but that's what make us so unique! We let our artistic flair fly free and are unashamedly quirky in everything we do
We want to be compassionate and caring to people and the world around us.
Knit It Founder
Driven by her idea to transform knitting after facing the problem herself, Lucy has applied creative talents to making Knit It a realityConnect
Our finance manager has 30+ years experience as an accountant and 7 years running her own successful start up business. She is also crazy about knitting!
Our resident knitting expert has a massive 65+ years experience knitting! She is here to get into the knitty gritty of technical support and advise on all things knitting!
Our web developer has over 8+ years experience with programming and coding and is currently working on a prototype of the Knit It Platform!
Our brand strategist has experience growing his own successful brand. He is here to advise with our grass-roots guerrilla marketing and advertising strategy!
Our News & Achievements
Knit It Founder receives Young Innovators Award
Knit It founder Lucy Fisher has been selected as one of 64 entrepreneurs to receive a Young Innovators Award in partnership with Innovate UK, KTN and the Princes Trust, which recognises young people from across the UK with great business ideas who have the potential to become successful entrepreneurs and future leaders in innovation.
Knit It Partners with RGU School of Computing
Knit It has partnered with RGU School of Computing for a 6 week development programme to design and build a prototype for the Knit It Platform.
Scottish EDGE Young EDGE & Creative EDGE Round 16 Winner
A total of 33 businesses with high growth potential have received just more than £1 million in funding after being named winners in the latest round of the Scottish EDGE Awards, with Knit It scooping a Young EDGE prize of £10,000 and the accolade Creative EDGE winner.Read more here...
Converge Creative Challenge Finalist
The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced. 18 fledgling businesses and a wide range of exceptional innovation from across the nation’s universities are preparing to be showcased later this month. Knit It are finalists in the Creative Challenge category.
SIE Fresh Ideas August Winner
FRESH IDEAS is Scotland’s longest running national student enterprise competition for ideas at an early stage. Knit It secured a win in August will continue to the next stage of the competition – a set of workshops and interactive sessions, aimed at helping them further develop their ideas and improve their chances of winning one of the top Fresh Ideas cash prizes in 2021.
RGU Start Up Sunday Live Winner
The second cohort of Robert Gordon University’s Startup Accelerator was brought together for ‘Startup Sunday’ on 31 May in a unique interactive virtual celebration, where ten of the finalists battled it out for additional funding. Knit It was awarded the Most Improved Award for demonstrating the most progress and development with their idea over the course of the start-up accelerator process.Read more here...
RGU Start Up Accelerator Cohort 2
The RGU Startup Accelerator supports entrepreneurial teams of students, staff and alumni in RGU and partner North East Scotland College (NESCol), with the aim of helping the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and grow our local economy. Lucy Fisher, an RGU Alumni, was part of the Startup Accelerator programme this year. She writes of her experience of working with family to create a global community of knitters.