Laverton shawl colour combinations

Posted: November 02, 2018

Laverton shawl colour combinations

We have a very exciting pattern release coming soon which uses a combination of Carlisle Fingering and Nateby 4ply held double with Eldwick Lace to give a soft, snuggly cuddle of a shawl. In readiness for the release we have put together some suggestions for colourways which we think would create stunning shawls.  For each combination the colourways will be listed in the following order, Carlisle Fingering, Eldwick Lace, Nateby 4ply mini skein. We have a collection on the website which has all three of these yarns arranged in the same order which you can see HERE.     The first...


Neutral colours at Eden Cottage Yarns: why we love them and which ones to look out for!

Posted: September 11, 2018

Neutral colours at Eden Cottage Yarns: why we love them and which ones to look out for!

Can we talk about neutral colours for a moment? Firstly, what constitutes a neutral? For me it’s a colour that isn’t leaning towards any particular colour group, if that makes sense. I suppose another criteria would be that it goes with everything, or most other colours. It starts with white, black, and grey, of course, but then for me it extends to beiges, oatmeals, browns, and creams. I was talking about it with Claire though and was surprised when she brought out dark blues as neutrals - to me they’re just blue, which is not a neutral, but as she...


What does semi-solid mean? Your guide to hand dyed yarns..

Posted: July 07, 2018

What does semi-solid mean? Your guide to hand dyed yarns..

Ever wondered what terms like semi-solid, variegated, or OOAK mean? Hopefully this blog post will help explain and guide you through the myriad of hand dyed yarns that are available now. Firstly let me tell you a bit about production of hand dyed yarn, which will give you some context. It arrives from the mill in un-dyed skeins, meaning that the wool is not bleached or anything, it’s simply in its natural colour (in this case cream). When they process it they wind it into skeins (also known as hanks), and add a few ties to keep the skeins neat....


A cosy aran weight knitted shawl: Midnight Sunset

Posted: February 09, 2018

A cosy aran weight knitted shawl: Midnight Sunset

We're very keen on all things cosy right now - winter in the UK seems to shift a bit later every year which is great for us knitters and crocheters who love to bundle up in our handmade pieces. Or is that just me?!  With this in mind Ruth McKeon aka Knitterarium's latest shawl pattern release is really striking a chord with me! It's a big semi-circle shawl which has both lace and cosy garter stitch sections, and rather unusually it's made in aran weight yarn. You don't see that many shawls in aran, but when it's properly cold outside...


New yarn klaxon: Pendle Chunky.. super-squishy merino..

Posted: December 05, 2017

New yarn klaxon: Pendle Chunky.. super-squishy merino..

The headline pretty much says it all really. We have a new yarn which is being released this Sunday (the 10th of December 2017), and it's SO good! (This ^^ is 'Dyepot Luck' for the colourway. More on that another time!) It's the same base as our other superwash merino yarns, hence it shares the same name, except it's chunky. You can actually hear it scrunch when you squidge it; at ECY towers we have quickly become totally smitten with it. It's an absolute joy to dye, squish, knit with, and wear.  (That ^^ is a new colourway which we've...


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