Friday, 29 July 2016

Wendy Pixile DK in the shop

Wendy Pixile is a new addition to our acrylics range.  It's 100% ultra fine acrylic.  Which means it's soft and smooth but not squeaky!

It's also lightweight and will make lovely garments.

We've got some patterns too, but it is a standard DK so you can use it for other patterns.

It comes on 100g balls with 225m per ball.

Wendy Eider - a faux fur chunky!

New faux fur in the shop.

Wendy Eider is a luxurious tactile fur yarn, soft and fluffy to touch!

We have 4 classic shades in the shop.

And there is a pull through scarf pattern on the ball label too.

Oh and it's a chunky too - quick to knit!

Monday, 25 July 2016

New Opal 4ply Rainforest XII sock wool in the shop!

Brand new collection from Opal - Rainforest XII.

1 100g ball is more than enough for a pair of adult socks,

You can get 2 short ankle length pairs from one ball!

this shade is no longer available!

 And remember we're always happy to help get you started with sock knitting.

Oh!  And check out our Opal Advent board on Pinterest too for your whole and odd balls of Opal sock wool.

New Rico Melange sample - a poncho!

Using a free pattern from Ravelry - Rosa's Caponcho - and 4 balls of Rico Melange Chunky.

This is a great pattern.  It's knitted in the round so it's easy to adjust to suit you.

You could knit the cowl neck shorter or make it a ribbed polo neck.

You could knit the body longer or shorter too.

You could even add a stitch pattern to the edge.

Check out what others have done on the pattern's Ravelry project page.

wear it point forward!

Rather have it without the stripes?  Use our DY Choice Chunky instead.

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.
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