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...


Pendle Aran: Projects and Patterns using our extrafine merino yarn

Posted: December 15, 2021

Pendle Aran: Projects and Patterns using our extrafine merino 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.  Pendle Aran, formerly Langdale Superwash Aran (a bit of a mouthful!!), is a fantastic all-round machine washable pure merino yarn which is squishy, smooth and soft...


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...


Rosedale 4ply and Silverdale 4ply: projects and patterns using our stellina sparkly merino yarns

Posted: September 17, 2021

Rosedale 4ply and Silverdale 4ply: projects and patterns using our stellina sparkly merino yarns

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.  Rosedale 4ply - our gold sparkle sock yarn - is a luxurious blend of superwash merino giving softness, nylon for durability and a strand of gold...


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