Tuesday, 6 March 2018

My Mama Knits Trunk show Saturday 21st April


Our second trunk show of 2018 is My Mama Knits on Saturday 21st April!

Based in the Borders, Sunshine has an amazing collection of hand dyed yarns - beautiful and surprising colour combos and dye effects.

She has an Etsy store here but if you want to meet the maker and buy in person visit The Woolly Brew on Saturday 21st April

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{photo credit My Mama Knits}

Friday, 23 February 2018

Pom Pom Spring 2018 in the shop!

You can see the patterns on Ravelry here!

As always Pom Pom has a limited print run.  Once it's gone, it's gone.  Although you can still get a digital copy... but it's so lovely in print...

BIG Opal 4ply update!

not one, not two, but three brand new Opal 4ply ranges are in the shop!

Colors in Love



These are all 4ply.
100g balls (you only need 1 ball for a pair of socks)*
Safari and Colors in Love are the usual 75% wool, 25% nylon mix - warm and hard wearing and they hold their sock shape!
Sport is little bit different... the clue is in the name!  It is 60% wool, 25% polypropylene and 15% nylon.  Apparently the polypropylene gives better temperature and moisture control!  So good for all you active folk.

*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.

Monday, 19 February 2018

New shop sample - a Simple DK Shawl

Based on our Simple Laceweight shawl this one uses Rico Melange DK

A long crescent shape gives this shawl a scarf-like vibe, that can be draped, wrapped or tied.

Pattern in the shop along with lots of self striping Melange DK!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Marlisle by Anna Maltz in the shop!

£21.50, see patterns on Ravelry here
Marlisle, by Anna Maltz, is a simple, yet novel approach to stranded knitting - where two colours magically become three by using yarn held double.

Anna Maltz has designed 11 contemporary and wearable circular knits showing how Marlisle can be used to combine different weight yarns, create scattered motifs and mask jogs in unexpected ways.

The results are strikingly graphic, textured, inspiring and intriguing.

All the projects are knitted in a combination of a natural, sheepy shade and a hand-dyed yarn from 22 different, passionate small-producers from around the world.