Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Knit Night scarf and a different sock!



A easy peasy scarf that takes one ball of our new Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock yarn.

Designed by Louise Zass-Bingham, this is such a great pattern, with lots of options.  You can do the simplest version or add a picot edge (very easy!) add eyelets or beads.  It even has advice on changing the shape and using different thickness of yarn.

Named because it's easy to do whilst chatting at a knit group but also good for TV knitting and travelling and when you want something simple and soothing.



This works great in the self striping Rialto Sock (soft against your neck too!) but would also look lovely in a solid colour...  Socks Yeah or Juniper Moon's Herriot Fine?

Maybe a luxurious heavier weight one in worsted weight Herriot?


Knit Night pattern in the shop and the yarn is too!

Have you seen our Different Stripe sock?



It uses one ball of Rialto Sock yarn but we've split the ball into 2, 50g balls and worked 5 rows from each smaller ball.  Forcing the self striping yarn to stripe in a different way.  This is a popular way to use this style of sock yarn... you can see lots of inspiration on Ravelry.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Christmas in Summer


There will be another get together for this years Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft project on Friday 3rd June and Tuesday 5th July.

This years theme is Christmas!  So you can knit, crochet or sew anything Christmassy.

Tree and table decorations, stockings and advent calendars...  how about a festive cushion or tea cosy?

Items made and donated will be displayed and sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival in aid of charity (usually 2!)

For some ideas, check out Anne-Marijke's Pinterest board and we have our own Jingle Bells board too.

Our what about a quick search on Ravelry.

As usual you are invited to the get togethers in the shop - get some inspiration, share ideas and stash and chat with fellow crafters.

Read more about the project here!



Three From The Top in the shop



Three From The Top is a collection of three cardigans worked seamlessly from the top down... in crochet!

Written by the design team behind the Crochet Project, these patterns have simple and well explained patterns.  The perfect next step in your crochet journey.

The book includes detailed notes on everything from choosing the right size and making simple fit adjustments to professional finishing and care advice.

AND they come in baby to adult sizes too.  So you can practice on the smaller sizes before making one for yourself!

Check out the design specs on Ravelry



{photo credits Kat Goldin}
We've got lots more Crochet Project books in the shop.

Shawl Project 1, Shawl Project 2, Crochet Yeah

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Interpretations now in the shop!

Pom Pom Press who produce their own excellent quarterly magazine and Fiona Alice's Take Heart have now published the collaborative design series Interpretations by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

This series follows the journey of two friends from opposite sides of the world combining their love of their countries (Argentina and Finland) and beautiful knitwear.

There are three volumes.  Each volume includes six themes: six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes. These lovely books are destined to become collectors items, not to mention beautiful resources of patterns that you're going to want to come back to time and again.

Each book is £15.50 (includes a code for a digital copy too) and has 12 garment and accessory knitting patterns.

Want a peak inside?  Click the links below and check out Ravelry too.


see more here

Click the here to see more!

and here!




Pom Pom Summer 2016 is in the shop




PomPom Quarterly issue 17 is in the shop!

Want some more Pom Pom Summer inspiration?  We still have copies of Summer 2015 and 2014 in the shop...

And the bit we always repeat...

These lovely little books go out of print! 

We currently have the following copies in the shop... 

Issue 2, 78, 9, 1011, 12, 1314, 15, 16

Issue 2, 7 and 8 are now out of print. 

We are unable to order any more copies. Get them while you can! You can of course buy digital copies* from Pom Pom direct. But it is a lovely magazine to actually hold! 

 *In fact hard copies of Pom Pom from Issue 5 onwards include a digital code, so you can get a digital copy too.

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