Friday, 25 July 2014

Opal Rainforest X - in the shop!

The latest shade collection from Opal's Rainforest range is now in the shop...

It is £8.75 for a 100g ball and one ball will make a pair of large socks!

Like all our Opal collections, this is limited stock.  So if you like it, come and visit soon and remember we're happy to post if you can't get along to Pittenweem!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Winter Warmers!

The last get together before the Pittenweem Arts Festival!

There is still time to whip up a hat, pair of mitts or scarf!  Lots of inspiration on our Winter Warmers Pinterest board.

We're happy to pass on any of your Winter Warmers to Anne-Marijke, just hand them into the shop.  Or if you're abit further a field you can post direct to us too.

The exhibition will be held in Venue 24,  Coastline Community Church on Session Street.  If you would like to help out during the Festival, please get in touch with Anee-Marijke directly.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Vivacious - new yarn in the shop!

Vivacious 4ply now in the shop!  Perfect for your lightweight, one hank Summer holiday projects...

Magenta, Deep Forest, Deep Aqua, Spiced Plums, Silver & Bronze, Tweed Imps
Sunshine and Lavendar Haze to come!

6 stunning shades, 2 more to come!

Vivacious is part of Fyberspates growing collection of yarns and is hand dyed in Peru.  The yarn itself has a semi solid appearance and is a 100% high twist merino making it hard wearing.  Perfect for accessories and socks!

It also offers great stitch definition.  AND it is machine washable!  All for £13.55 for 100g/365m hank,

You can read a fantastic review by APlayfulDay on Inspiration Knits .

Louise Zass-Bangham (aka Inspiration Knits) also has a great range of patterns that use Vivacious 4ply, including...

{Photo Credit -  Louise Zass-Bangham, used with permission}

And Knit Night too, a shallow garter stitch triangle - a very popular shape.  And perfect when you don't want to concentrate!

Knit Night
{Photo Credit - Louise Zass-Bangham, used with permission}

Louise is also running a Mystery Knit Along during the month of July - two in fact!  One is a pair of Mitts, the other a Cowl.  You can check out the details on her Ravelry group and website.  The clues are available for free on her website during July.

{Photo Credit - Rachel Coopey, used with permission}

And Vivacious would be perfect for Rachel Coopey's sock designs.  Coop Knits Socks is in the shop and check out all her designs on Ravelry too!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

a shawl mash up...

Take one lovely summer yarn and one popular free pattern and add a new twist and you get our new Super Eyelet shawl - free pattern in the shop...

The shawl uses only 2 balls of Louisa Harding Noema.  It's a quick knit on 4.5mm needles and uses the simplest of stitches to achieve a lacy pattern.

Our Simple Eyelet Shawl featured a few rows of eyelets, this Super Eyelet Shawl has a lot  lot more!

But its all the same stitches and the pattern is very easy to change - you could add even more eyelets!

Monday, 9 June 2014

steek - eek!

Some action shots from yesterday's steeking* workshop!

remember to breathe!

we made a mug cosy then cut it up!

And a sneaky peak of Janice's new tea cosy design...  we'll let you know when its available to buy on Ravelry.

And did you know Janice and her design partner Aurelie have their own Ravelry group now?  Find them at The Auld Woolly Alliance.

We're working on our new workshop schedule (you can see the old one here)... keep an eye out on the website and Facebook and if you'd like to be on the waiting list for any please let us know.

We'll start after the summer with some new additions!

*A steek is a bridge of stitches placed within the knitting at an opening point. Such as the front opening of a cardigan (or mug cosy!)   It allows the knitter to keep working in the round without interruption. When the knitting is complete, the steek is then cut and reinforced, thus creating the required opening.
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