Friday, 17 November 2017

festive opening times 2017!

We're open as normal this year, between Christmas and New Year, and then closed until Saturday 6th January 2018.

And don't forget...

On the 10th December The Woolly Brew are having a special Sunday opening for all your festive knitting and yarnie gift buying needs!

Quick knit projects for last minute gifts, stocking fillers and kits... AND don't forget your own holiday project... There may even be some festive refreshments.

Shop is open as normal if you want to browse and buy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Pom Pom Winter 2017 in the shop

check out patterns on Ravelry here

Another stunning issue!  Beautiful colours and designs to brighten up winter.

{photo credit Laura Morsman}
Copies in the shop now!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol Ivy in the shop

Check out the patterns on Ravelry
Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol Ivy features 15 garment and accessory patterns.  Complete with exercises, techniques, stitch dictionary, and beautiful photography. 

Knitting Outside the Box is part pattern collection and part reference book!

{photo credits Amy Gwatkin}

Friday, 3 November 2017

Coming Home in the shop!

check out the patterns on Ravelry

Beautiful collection of patterns from great designers celebrating 10 years of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns. 

The book includes 6 knitting patterns, a stitching tutorial, a cake recipe, and 2 essays. AND a code for digital copy too,

Obviously I need to knit this for the shop!

St Andrews by Kirsten Kapur

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Illuminated Knits by Lucy Hague... in the shop!


lluminated Knits is a collection of four knitting patterns by Scottish designer Lucy Hague, inspired by the rich colours and intricate decorations found in illuminated Celtic manuscripts.

The book contains 2 shawl patterns, a blanket and a sweater.  All use a slipped-stitch cable technique to create colour effects without intarsia or stranded knitting!

All of the patterns are presented in both charted and written form, and full explanations are provided for every stitch, along with a brief guide to selecting colours for your project. With photos shot on location at Inchcolm Abbey in the Firth of Forth, this book aims to provide an inspiring reinterpretation of Insular Celtic art, using inventive cable-knitting techniques.

See the patterns on Ravelry
{photo credit Lucy Hague)

We also now have copies of Lucy's first book - Celtic Cable Shawls


Learn to knit intricate cabled knot-work with this collection of 7 beautiful shawl patterns inspired by Celtic and Pictish art.  It features photography from the Scottish Highlands as well as information on the history of Celtic and Pictish art.

All of the shawls feature completely original cable stitch patterns, and instructions are presented in both charted and written form. For the intermediate knitter who is ready to take on a challenge, this book provides a great starting point for exploring the techniques of closed-loop cable knitting.