Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Opal 4ply Energy in the shop

The 7th Opal 4ply collection of 2017 has arrived... Energy.

There is still some Sunrise and Schafpate in the shop, but once they're gone they're gone!  

As usual 1 ball makes 1 pair of socks, or 2 pairs of short socks, or 2 short cowls. You could make 2 hats, or at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or several small gift bags or 20 small bunting flags!

100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or a jumper for a baby. Ideas for your odd bits can be found here on Pinterest. 

Or how about mixing it up with our solid colour Socks Yeah 4ply.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

a wee snapshot...

a snapshot of one corner of the shop...

1. Caponcho by Emma Fassio in Rico Melange Chunky, more info here.
2. Reyna by Noora Laivola in Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock, more info and photos here.
3. Simple Cowl in Opal 4ply Sock Yarn and Socks Yeah! 4ply, pattern in shop.
4. Cassie by Debbie Bliss in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Tonals Aran, see it on Ravelry here.
5. Gilver by Jo Kelly in Vivacious 4ply, see it here too.
6. Knit Night by Louise Zass-Bingham in Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock, see it here.
7. Different Stripes Socks in Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock, better photo here, 'pattern' in shop.
8. Bunting in random DK yarns... pattern in shop (works well in 4ply too!)

Friday, 6 October 2017

Opal Schafpate IX in the shop!

Another new collection from Opal has arrived... Schafpate IX.

A 4ply sock yarn is a versatile thing.  You can do lots of different accessories, not just socks, and it's ideal for baby and kid garments (easy care and strong!).  Leftovers look great when used together too.

Opal bring out new collections regularly so once it's gone it's gone!  We've still got some Sunrise and a few odd balls from other collections...

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Shetland by Marie Wallin now in the shop!

Marie Wallin's new book has arrived!

Shetland is a collection of modern Fair Isle - 8 garments and 4 accessory designs using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift.

Remember we have over 50 shades of Spindrift in the shop!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Sunday Specials

As part of the new opening hours the shop is open 2 - 4pm the 2nd Sunday of every month.

The first Sunday Special is THIS Sunday 8th October and it's all about discovering something new!

Check out our new season yarns, try a different needle or crochet hook.  How about stitch markers or tiny sock needles or mohair or super chunky yarn...

The table will be piled high with sample balls and needles and hooks and you can play with it all.

And remember the shop is open for browsing and buying too!

Up coming Special Sundays include Ravelry Sunday and Festive Sunday  Check out the Events page for more info!

more details on the events page and on Facebook