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...


ECY in NYC!

Posted: November 05, 2018

ECY in NYC!

We have exciting news this month as one of our love stockists Loop are taking our yarn over to NYC for a very special popup shop. Where? Here Now132 Perry Street #2BNYC, New York10014 When?  The 9th-11th November 2018 Where can I find more info? http://www.loopknittingshop.com/p/7511/Loop How is ECY involved? Susan says, "The Friday night preview is now sold out but there are places on Julie Arkell’s Sunday workshop as well as the shop chock full of gorgeous British yarns as well as haberdashery and handmade Loop treasure!" We have been busy producing special batches of Hayton 4ply in order to head...


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...


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