Keld Twist: Projects and Patterns using this merino linen yarn

Posted: May 08, 2024

Keld Twist: Projects and Patterns using this merino linen yarn

This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn base. There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place!  Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it.  Keld Twist is the same wonderful blend of superwash merino with linen as found in Keld Fingering and Keld Aran. The linen stands out on...


Tempo 4ply: projects and patterns using our original merino/nylon sock yarn

Posted: May 17, 2023

Tempo 4ply: projects and patterns using our original merino/nylon sock yarn

It occurred to us that it might be really useful to have an ECY way to browse patterns and projects made using specific yarns, for inspiration and ideas. It's one of those things where once you think of it it seems blatantly obvious 🙈🤣  Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere.  Tempo is a brilliant all-round 4ply sock yarn - it softens considerably after washing for next-to-skin wear. With the nylon content being paired with a more coarse/less fine merino fibre, it is especially hard wearing...


Brimham Bio Fingering: Projects and Patterns using our first yarn with biodegradable nylon

Posted: March 29, 2023

Brimham Bio Fingering: Projects and Patterns using our first yarn with biodegradable nylon

This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn. There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place!  Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it.  Brimham Bio Fingering is a light fingering weight yarn and is a blend of superwash extrafine merino with biodegradable nylon. Biodegradable nylon is as durable and...


Introducing Keld Twist: merino and linen fingering weight yarn with a twist

Posted: November 03, 2022

Introducing Keld Twist: merino and linen fingering weight yarn with a twist

You may be familiar with our other merino/linen yarns Keld Fingering and Keld Aran which have been popular since their introduction over the past couple of years. Our newest yarn combines the qualities of these two yarns to give a two ply fingering/4ply weight yarn which is soft enough to wear next to skin and has a rustic effect due to the linen being visible throughout the yarn. These linen fibres don't take the dye and so the yarn has a subtle marled effect which is more striking for darker colourways.  Stats: 83.3% superwash merino, 16.7% linen100g375m/410yds2.5 - 4mm needles (US 1-6)2.5...


Introducing Brimham Bio Fingering: a light fingering weight yarn made with biodegradeable nylon!

Posted: October 10, 2022

Introducing Brimham Bio Fingering: a light fingering weight yarn made with biodegradeable nylon!

Here at ECY Shedquarters we have always had a major focus on sustainability which we wrote about back in 2018 HERE. One thing that we have debated over time is including yarns containing nylon in our range. On the one hand many of us are trying to reduce the man made fibres we use, but the addition of nylon to wool yarns will increase the longevity of handmade items meaning that arguably we will have to replace them less often.  When one of our suppliers let us know they had a yarn with biodegradebale nylon we were intrigued and had to see it for...


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