Saturday, 14 March 2015

Follow Your Arrow 2

Follow Your Arrow 2 in Vivacious 4ply!

Another fantastic knit along from Ysolda!

Each clue had 2 choices and there were 5 clues in total.

I choose  clues ABAAB with extension rows 1-4 then 3-4 again.

(If you didn't do the knit along that may not make more sense!)

See the Ravelry project page and the shawl (and yarn) is in the shop!

You can buy the pattern here.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Edinburgh Yarn Festival... this weekend!

If you haven't heard (and where have you been?) the 2nd Edinburgh Yarn Festival is THIS weekend.

A two day event at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange it boasts the best of all things yarn - designers, workshops, yarns and a general woolly buzz.

You can catch all the details on the Festival website including a list of vendors and tutors which features many of our in shop favourites - Ysolda, Tin Can Knits, Rachel Coopey, Pom Pom, Felicity Ford and Jamieson's of Shetland

There is a brochure to hep you plan your visit (and generally ramp up excitement) - you can download that here.  It includes a new shawl design by Jo Kelly (of Gilver fame and event organiser!)

Spring Festival by Jo Kelly
{photo credit - Jo Kelly}

And you can find out all the venue and travel details here.

We are not a vendor this year but Karen and I will be there on Sunday squishing yarn so please say hello if you spot us!

That means the shop will be OPEN on Saturday - so if you can't get to Edinburgh come and see us!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

KnitSonik Stranded Colourwork Source Book in the shop!

Check out Felicity's website for more!

The official blurb from Felicity's website "The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Source book shows you how to translate everyday things into stranded colourwork. This knitting book celebrates such everyday things as bricks, biscuit tins and fruitcake, and show you how to turn them into things you can wear and admire. It is about seeing the everyday world through a specific, knitterly lens."

Some images...

The book began as a Kick Starter campaign and the second edition is now available through retail outlets (i.e. us!)

See the Kickstarter video which explains it so well...

If you want to see what knitters have already achieved using Felicity's book then check out her blog post here...

The book is £18.99 and comes with with digital download code,

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Cotton Sock yarn in the shop!

Get ready for warmer weather with some wool/cotton socks...

{photo credit: Viridian Yarns}

Opal's cotton collection for 2015 features 6 self patterning shades.

This sock yarn is  38% wool 30% cotton 32% polyamide.  So... still hardwearing but a little lighter!

One 100g ball will make you at least one pair of socks.  £8.75 per ball.

We have a basic sock pattern in the shop and we're happy to help you get started,  Check out out sock tips board on Pinterest for more helpful hints and tips!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK in the shop!

Our new DK cotton is in the shop with lots of new patterns too (including crochet)

We have 12 shades (they come in 100g balls) with more on the way.

This yarn will be used in out Learn to Crochet Workshops in March and June - you can see details on our workshop page.

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