Introducing Bowland Lace: our new BFL laceweight yarn

Posted: May 23, 2022

Introducing Bowland Lace: our new BFL laceweight yarn

We are proud of all our yarns, but of course our British wool ones are a particular source of joy. Our Bowland and Milburn yarn ranges have been an intergral part of our offering for years, with Bowland going right back to the beginning of ECY in 2011. Bowland is 100% superwash British Bluefaced Leicester wool; and Milburn is that but with silk blended in - plus it's mill-dyed (also in Yorkshire). I am quite cautious about adding new laceweight yarns to our range as they are not as popular as 4ply/DK yarns (understandably!). However... when a laceweight version of...


Reintroducing Bowland DK - British Bluefaced Leicester at its best!

Posted: March 10, 2022

Reintroducing Bowland DK - British Bluefaced Leicester at its best!

Bowland DK is one of my longest-stocked yarns and has been with me since the very beginning of ECY in 2011!    Like the other siblings in the Bowland range, Bowland DK is pure superwash British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL). This wool is quintessentially British and isn't produced on a commercial scale anywhere else, so with a limited supply and ever-high demand it can be pretty costly. However, there's a reason it's always in high demand - it is so soft as well as being lustrous and shiny, and hard wearing too.  As with many other types of wool, there are...


Bowland Aran: Projects and Patterns using our British Bluefaced Leicester yarn

Posted: March 10, 2022

Bowland Aran: Projects and Patterns using our British Bluefaced Leicester yarn

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.  This gorgeous superwash wool has quickly become a favourite - it's super-soft, a bit woolly, and silky. Bowland Aran is ideal for such a wide range...


Bowland DK: Projects and Patterns using our bluefaced leicester DK yarn

Posted: October 13, 2021

Bowland DK: Projects and Patterns using our bluefaced leicester DK 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.  Bowland DK truly is an ECY favourite - it's super-soft, smooth, and silky. It's ideal for such a wide range of knitting/crochet projects - being machine washable plus next-to-skin soft means it's perfect for babies...


Introducing Azalea: a new shade of Milburn

Posted: August 23, 2021

Introducing Azalea: a new shade of Milburn

Nearly two years ago (!) we announced that four shades of Milburn would be replaced. We are so excited to now announce that the final new shade is Azalea. Azalea is a light, zingy pink with a hint of coral. You may be wondering about the choice of another pink to add to the palette but I feel like this is a proper pinky pink. Althaea is a much softer dusky pink and Bramble is a mid-tone purply pink so I think this fits really well in the middle of these shades.  Here is how Azalea looks with other colours. For more...


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