Preview of Friday's hand dyed yarn update: Bowland 4ply

Posted: June 28, 2017

Preview of Friday's hand dyed yarn update: Bowland 4ply

Here's the second yarn in Friday's update (Friday the 30th of June at 8pm).. this is a yarn that should be very familiar to most of you as BFL Sock. However... it has always bugged me that I never came up with a better name for this yarn. It's daft really because I've had Bowland DK for years, and it never occurred to me that the 4ply version of the same yarn might be Bowland 4ply. Anyway... it is now!  I've updated it in Ravelry and you can see all the projects made in it over the years HERE. Moving...


Preview of Friday's hand dyed yarn update: Harewood 4ply

Posted: June 28, 2017

Preview of Friday's hand dyed yarn update: Harewood 4ply

Friday's update has a bit of a BFL theme to it, with two different superwash British Bluefaced Leicester yarns. It goes live at 8pm on Friday the 30th so set your alarms! So the first yarn is Harewood 4ply - this is a high twist yarn as you can see from the texture; it's slightly woolly but has good stitch definition and drape. It's one of the yarns used in Justyna Lorkowska (aka Lete's Knits)'s Holyrood shawl - this was our second Edinburgh Yarn Festival shawl collaboration. If you look on the Ravelry pattern page HERE the top photo shows...


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!...


Ewe & Ply: a new LYS in Shrewsbury

Posted: February 10, 2016

Ewe & Ply: a new LYS in Shrewsbury

Today I thought I'd introduce you to one of our lovely new stockists, Ewe & Ply, which is based in Shrewsbury - the gallery level of the market hall to be more accurate. I've seen pics of the market hall and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I used to love market halls as a teenager, for their little independent and quirky shops, and these days they seem to have either gone really cheap and rubbish, or more upmarket - Shrewsbury has done the latter, evidently (which I applaud)! Anyway, we sent Teri and Becca some of our lovely yarn recently, and they...


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