Introducing: the need for tweed, with Keswick Fingering and Keswick DK yarns

Posted: September 08, 2020

Introducing: the need for tweed, with Keswick Fingering and Keswick DK yarns

Introducing… the need for tweed!   At this point you may have already heard of two of our new (for 2020) yarns - Keswick Fingering, and Keswick DK. They debuted in June and I did a Shedcast episode about them, so this blog post is to go with that. It’s not a direct transcript because I find that typed up blog posts work better following their own narrative, but I will make sure I cover everything that I covered in the video in case you cannot watch it.  Firstly, let me tell you exactly what it is - it’s 85%...


Introducing: Keld Fingering; our beautiful new hand dyed merino/linen yarn ❤️

Posted: August 14, 2020

Introducing: Keld Fingering; our beautiful new hand dyed merino/linen yarn ❤️

This is a blog post aimed at accompanying our first episode of The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast where I introduced a new yarn - Keld Fingering. It’s based on a transcript of the video so I hope it helps! Firstly, here it is on our website: KELD What is it?  So firstly I’ll start by telling you what Keld Fingering is - it’s a beautiful blend of 90% superwash merino with 10% linen, spun as a fingering weight (equivalent to 4ply in thickness) singles yarn. There’s 393 yards/360m to each 100g skein, so it’s a bit shorter than some of...


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...


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