Brimham DK: Projects and Patterns using our merino/nylon yarn

Posted: April 07, 2022

Brimham DK: Projects and Patterns using our merino/nylon 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.  Like its lighter-weight counterpart Brimham DK is a very soft, squishy yarn which has just the right amount of bounce but also a little drape. The...


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...


Reintroducing Pendle DK: pure merino loveliness

Posted: September 01, 2021

Reintroducing Pendle DK: pure merino loveliness

Pendle DK is our luscious, squishy, cosy pure superwash extrafine merino. There are a lot of adjectives I could use for this yarn but they all basically come back to it being SQUISHY AF.  We've had Pendle DK for many years, and it's always been quite a soft and sturdy yarn but not all *that* soft (weirdly) compared to say Brimham DK for example (which uses the same merino). However, new for 2021 it has had an upgrade. It's still extrafine merino (that's defined by the micron count of the fibre) but it is just... better. It's honestly just so...


Titus DK: a re-introduction to our classic merino/silk blend

Posted: September 01, 2021

Titus DK: a re-introduction to our classic merino/silk blend

Titus DK is part of our classic and long-standing Titus collection of yarn bases which comprises 75% superwash extrafine merino and 25% silk. Although I've had the DK weight for many years it has always been in the shadow of its ridiculously popular 4ply sister yarn, and now that it has been revamped I would really like to shine a light on it. The 2021 version of this yarn took me by surprise to be honest; I didn't realise it'd been changed a bit, so when I opened the box and felt the yarn I was completely blown away. It's always been...


Titus DK: projects and patterns using merino/silk yarn

Posted: September 01, 2021

Titus DK: projects and patterns using merino/silk 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.  Titus DK is a beautiful and subtle yarn. It is a very luxurious blend of superwash merino and mulberry silk. The silk gives it a gorgeous shine...


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