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...


Ways with crescent shaped shawls: how to wear them

Posted: November 12, 2018

Ways with crescent shaped shawls: how to wear them

Following on from my post about our Laverton shawl pattern, I thought it'd be worth talking about how to wear shawls as it's something that comes up often.  How do you wear a shawl? I see lots of people saying “I love making shawls but I never wear them”, and technically I could say the same. That is, I rarely wear shawls in a shawl-y way. You know - around the shoulders and pinned at the front. Occasionally if the back of my neck or shoulders are cold I’ll wear a shawl like a shawl, but I generally wear them...


Laverton shawl: choosing colours and other FAQs

Posted: November 12, 2018

Laverton shawl: choosing colours and other FAQs

I’m never sure how to start blog posts so I’ll dive right in.. Laverton - have you seen it? It’s our fluffy, cosy shawl pattern that was released on Ravelry and ECY today. It’s available as a digital download but we are going to get print copies made up, too.  It’s a simple, crescent shaped shawl that offers the opportunity to really play with colour, contrast, and/or subtlety. I designed the shawl as I wanted something that was so simple I could knit it whilst also participating in Eurovision drinking games.. (which I did, and no I didn’t have to...


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...


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