Thursday, 18 December 2014

Festive opening times!


Our Festive opening times!  Please note that we will close early at 2pm on both Christmas and New Years Eve.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Yokes!



It's here!!!!

From the book blurb...

"In this exciting new book, writer and designer Kate Davies unravels the tale of one of the Twentieth Century’s most distinctive sweater styles - the circular yoke.

From Shetland and Iceland to Canada and Sweden, Kate’s essays and conversations take you on a journey around the North Atlantic, exploring the yoke’s intriguing and often surprising regional narratives.

 A garment with unexpected national and political resonances; an important marker of personal and cultural identity; a fashionable barometer of trends and technical transformations from the 1920s to today, yokes have connected the lives and livelihoods of many different women.

In this book you’ll hear the voices of those women, from designers to artists, from knitters to entrepreneurs. You will read about Elizabeth Zimmermann’s seamless innovations, learn more of Kerstin Olsson’s knitterly aesthetics, and discover the fascinating influence of the Greenlandic nuilarmiut. The essays and conversations are accompanied by a collection of eleven signature yoke patterns. Featuring a wide range of design elements from colourwork and cables to beads and texture,

Kate has created a yoke for every knitter. So take up your needles, open up this book, and discover the story of the sweater that changed the shape of modern knitting."

Check out the designs on Ravelry and read more about the book on Kate's blog.  There is a special info page on Kate's blog featuring a handy cheat sheet on all the designs!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Opal Play now in the shop!



New limited edition collection from Opal this Winter, inspired by Children's games.

This is a 4ply sock yarn - 1 ball for 1 pair of socks.

Remember we're happy to post if you can't get along to Pittenweem!


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

It's time for the Super Chunkies...

Rico Bon Bon

Rico Essentials Super

Rico Creative Bonbon is a self striping 53/47% wool acrylic blend in BIG 100g/100m balls.

It has a lovely blurred stripe - with shades blending and twisting into each other. They blend beautifully with our Rico Essentials Super and our pom poms too.

New shades for Winter 2014!  Perfect for cosy winter accessories and last minute gift knitting!



Thursday, 20 November 2014

Road Trip by Tin Can Knits now in the shop!



The newest book of stunning patterns from Tin Can Knits is in the shop!

Featuring 14 patterns including garments in baby through to adult sizes and gorgeous accessories too.

£15 for hardcopy and a digital download code!

{photo credit Tin Can Knits}

{photo credit Tin Can Knits}

Handmade in the UK, Pacific Knits and 9 Months of Knitting are also all back in stock!









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