Christmas gifts: the best ideas for knitters, crocheters, and yarn addicts

Posted: December 10, 2018

Christmas gifts: the best ideas for knitters, crocheters, and yarn addicts

Stuck for what to buy the yarn addict in your life? You're in luck because crafty/creative/yarny people are easy to buy for - it doesn't take much to keep us happy! Whether their (or your) thing is crochet or knitting, or neither ..yet.. (!) we've got loads of lovely gift ideas for you. Similarly, if you've been given an Eden Cottage Yarns gift voucher, why not use it to buy yourself one of our gift ideas? We've started by creating a special gift collection/category on the ECY website HERE, so that should help you with a starting point.  Here are some of...


Why would I want that fluffy stuff? Here are all your mohair questions answered!

Posted: November 21, 2018

Why would I want that fluffy stuff? Here are all your mohair questions answered!

I thought I’d tell you a bit more about our mohair/silk laceweight yarn, Eldwick Lace. We’ve had lots of questions about it so it seems sensible to try and answer them. There’s a lot to tell, so I’ve broken it down into common questions so that if you don’t want to read it all you can hopefully find the information you’re looking for. I hope it’s helpful!   What is mohair? Firstly let me tell you about the fibres. Mohair can take more than one form, which is the same for more fibres. What we use is kid mohair, which...


Ten transitional garments to knit for Autumn/Spring layering

Posted: August 29, 2018

Ten transitional garments to knit for Autumn/Spring layering

As makers, we LOVE Autumn and Spring for wearing and showing off our favourite knitwear, it's good to be able to wear layers, combining colours and textures for warmth and comfort. In Britain we can get several seasons in a day during these seasons - that's why we love to talk about the weather so much - so we need light weight yet warm knitwear that we can take on and off several times and combine with a variety of other different clothes.  The question is: which one to knit first??   Wray: This is a beautiful light layer with...


Looking for knitting pattern inspiration for mohair??

Posted: July 25, 2018

Looking for knitting pattern inspiration for mohair??

Eldwick Lace is the fluffiest of fluffy yarns, with its silky core and gorgeous halo of soft mohair.. but what to make with it? There are plenty of options as always, but sometimes we need a bit of inspiration, and pointing in the right direction, don't we?! Once you get going you'll want to make ALL the things! With 400m per 50g skein this yarn goes a long way, and because of the fluff you can use large needles with it and it still creates a warm and cosy fabric. There's a more expansive blog post all about it HERE...


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....


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