Lowther Lace - fluff that won't get your goat

Posted: June 04, 2020

Lowther Lace - fluff that won't get your goat

By now you will hopefully have seen our latest fluffy yarn addition to the ECY stable (or should I say.. garden) - Lowther Lace. We had seen this yarn around for a while but had been resisting as we already had a fluffy yarn, Eldwick Lace. However, with quite a few people feeling sad because they can’t use mohair, I decided it was time to offer something fluffy that isn’t mohair (note that this does also shed fibres though!). Hence the fluffy baby alpaca/silk yarn came along. I did a YouTube video about it which you can watch HERE if...


Can crocheters use laceweight yarn?

Posted: June 27, 2018

Can crocheters use laceweight yarn?

In short... yes! My adventures in crochet have taken a new turn with my introduction to our new mohair silk laceweight yarn, Eldwick Lace. As someone who crochets quite tightly and is often guilty of getting my hook caught I was nervous of making a huge knotty mess using this delicate fuzzy yarn but let me tell you, it is a dream to work with! For my first project I have been working on a Diamonds and Tassels shawl by Sanda Paul aka Cherry Heart which you can find on Ravelry HERE. It is a nice straightforward project which once...


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...


For the love of aran yarns

Posted: November 27, 2017

For the love of aran yarns

Our next hand dyed yarn update is all about aran; and having been knitting with it a lot recently as a result, it's reminded me how wonderful aran yarns are to work with! They're a joy to dye, they're lovely to twist up because they're full of bounce and very forgiving, they're lovely to work with because they knit or crochet up so quickly but without being too bulky, and they're lovely to wear because they don't feel heavy yet they are so warm and cosy. Langdale Superwash Aran We've always had one long-standing aran yarn, which you'll have known...

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