Joji MKAL yarn packs

Posted: May 07, 2017

Joji MKAL yarn packs

So.. I'm sure you'll have heard about Joji Locatelli's latest MKAL - the Starting Point wrap. It requires five colours of yarn, which is great for stashbusting unless like me your extensive stash is surprisingly uncohesive and you're therefore struggling to actually put five things together. Anyway, I'm normally very very behind with things like this (I'm talking years behind), so here's a surprise - we have put together some yarn packs for you for this MKAL and it's before the start date! Granted only just, but it still counts. I'll start by saying these are in the kits section...


Bowland DK update preview

Posted: April 28, 2017

Bowland DK update preview

 Hello! I thought it'd be useful to show you a preview of Sunday's Bowland DK update... it goes live at 1pm UK time. Here's most of it: I've done sweater quantities of all of it - it's been so long since we did the last Bowland update that we had none left, so I was really starting from scratch again. There are three Cottage Originals batches included. There's also a batch of Sparrow, which is what Lori Versaci used in her Summer Fog cardigan pattern. Those white tags are for office use only - they'll be coming off the yarn!...


Gallery: Bedale 4ply

Posted: March 31, 2017

Gallery: Bedale 4ply

Today's project gallery is courtesy of Bedale 4ply. This is our delectable baby yak/silk 4ply blend, which with amazing softness and shine creates really special shawls and other projects. It's worsted spun so it doesn't pill in the way that a lot of cashmere blend yarns do (our Hayton 4ply has cashmere in and that's the same - its worsted spun so barely pills). Anyway, here's what I hope is an inspiring gallery of projects using this yarn. Holyrood by Justyna Lorkowska, knitted by knittieferlittie in colourways Steel and Alpine (we sometimes have kits for this!); (Ravelry project page HERE)....


Gallery: Tempo 4ply

Posted: March 31, 2017

Gallery: Tempo 4ply

I thought it'd be useful to create a few gallieries of projects made with specific yarns; so here I am starting with Tempo 4ply which is our proper sock yarn. It is superwash wool blended with nylon, and let me tell you, it takes a LOT of abuse.  It's also the softest version of this traditional blend that I've ever found (which is why I use it, obvs!). Thankyou to everyone who gave me permission to use their photos and link to their projects! I may as well start with what I've made using it, and some of you may recognise...


Update Preview

Posted: March 28, 2017

Update Preview

Hello, I hope you're all ok. Thankyou for all the lovely comments on social media about our last two posts (Edinburgh and new website). We're still ironing out the odd thing on the new website - tax has been a bit of a pain as I wanted it to show prices both excluding and including vat, so that's still being tweaked to get it correct. Today's post is all about the next update. It'll go live on Sunday the 2nd of April at 1pm UK time, and everything we add will now show up in the 'recently added' section on...


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