Friday, 19 September 2014

Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 in the shop!

Opal's 2013 Sweet & Spicy sock yarn get a reboot with 8 new shades this Autumn.

It is £8.75 for a 100g ball and one ball will make a pair of large socks!

Like all our Opal collections, this is limited stock. So if you like it, come and visit soon and remember we're happy to post if you can't get along to Pittenweem!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Old Maiden Aunt Yarns Trunk Show!

We're very excited to announce that Lilith from Old Maiden Aunt Yarns will be back in the shop on Saturday 1st November with her unique collection of hand painted and hand dyed yarns! 

Lilith is a Scottish-based indie yarn dyer producing unique & beautiful hand painted yarns.

She has a studio in West Kilbride and an online shop too. But this is the perfect opportunity to see, touch and buy her yarns in 'real life'... and of course meet the maker!

{photo credit - Old Maiden Aunt}

Remember this is a one day only event!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New Debbie Bliss patterns in the shop...

from Cashmerino Aran Children
from Simple Knits - using Aran yarn
from Modern Classics - using DK yarn

Thursday, 11 September 2014

New Debbie Bliss Magazine in the shop

Brand new magazine featuring Debbie Bliss yarns!

Featuring a variety of projects from:-
6 new cable patterns in jewel bright shades,
4 new Angel patterns - knit using 2 strands of yarn,
6 new kids patterns including an adorable fair isle sweater and beret,
quick & easy projects aimed at new knitters and
much more!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

a Vivacious Gilver

Vivacious 4ply is the newest addition to our 4ply range.  It is a 100% high twist merino yarn and comes in a beautiful range of hand dyed shades.  It offers great stitch definition and the high twist makes it hard wearing too.  And it is machine washable.  It costs £13.55 for 100g/365m hank.

Gilver by Jo Kelly - note the double 'frill' edge!
{photo credit - Jo Kelly}

Gilver is a shallow triangular shawl designed by Jo Kelly.  It is knitted mostly in squishy garter stitch with a picked up picot edge.  We have a Gilver in YarnPony's ShowPony in the shop and its very popular.  Both as a simple knit and as a wearable accessory.  It's a great pattern to show of a squishy merino and hand dyed yarns.

But it needs 400m of 4ply...

So...  How far would a hank of Vivacious go...  well, as it happens, quite far!

Gilver in Vivacious 4ply Tweed Imps

Whereas the original Gilver has a double edge, the Vivacious Gilver only has one edge

Check out the project page on Ravelry for how much yarn is used in each section...  I was left with only 4g of yarn after the picot cast off.

We think it still looks stunning... and it feels amazing too!

Yarn and pattern in the shop.

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