Thursday, 8 October 2015

NEW Juniper Moon in the shop!

One word... Lush

We've got 2 yarns:-

Herriot - is a gorgeous 100% baby alpaca yarn in a heavy DK/worsted weight.  We've got 6 shades in the shop and it is stunning!  It comes in 100g/200m hanks and will make gorgeous accessories and garments.  It's £12.95 a hank and a beautiful way to treat yourself or make a gift!

Herriot Fine - a 4ply weight with 75% Alpaca and 25% Nylon (socks!).  We've got 7 shades and lots of stunning patterns...

LOVE! Gallium - 2 hanks

Mossery - between 3 and 4 hanks

Clematis - between 3 and 5 hanks

Otono - uses 3 colours, no more than 1 hank per colour

Friday, 2 October 2015

A tale of two affections...

two affections - Karen's Rialto Lace and Fiona's Rowan Summerlite

One of our most popular shop samples is Colour Affection by Veera Välimäki (pattern available to buy on Ravelry).  Originally knitted in 3 shades of Rialto Lace.

We love it so much - a versatile shape, gorgeous stripes and mindless knitting* that we've each made our own version.

Karen has made her Colour Affection in Rialto Lace,  Fiona in our new Rowan Summerlite 4ply Cotton.

Whilst Karen had the beautiful blocking qualities of a 100% merino laceweight, Fiona was alot more cautious not too over block the cotton (which has no memory - once stretched it ain't going back).

But this cotton is so soft... even after washing.  It drapes so well that we can forgive it's lack of elasticity.

Pattern available to buy online, yarn is in the shop and the scarves are around our necks!

Oh!  and we've just unpacked a brand new 4ply that would be lovely as a Colour Affection...  Juniper Moon Herriot Fine in 7 shades in the shop...  lush!

*yes we admit it, it often feels endless too...

Thursday, 24 September 2015

New Chunky in the shop!

New DY Choice Chunky in 9 shades is in the shop!

An economical chunky in a wool rich blend (25% Wool).

It's only £3.25 per ball so a chunky cardigan isn't going to break the bank!

takes between 6 and 8 balls, so...£19.50 - £26

takes between 7 and 10 balls, so...£22.75 - £32.50

3 - 5 balls - £9.75 - £16.25 (the larger size should fit a 12 year old)

You can use other chunky patterns too.   Just be sure to check your tension!

Friday, 18 September 2015

NEW Opal Schafpate VII in the shop!

The new Schafpate collection from Opal is in the shop

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

As always we have a basic pattern in the shop which is great for these self patterning sock yarns.

Take a look at our All Things Feet pinterest board too.

Fancy knitting socks but a little bit terrified of heel flaps, turns and gussets?

You need our Beginner's Socks workshop in November!

But this yarn is not just for socks - how about a hat or mittens or a scarf?

Got lots of sock wool odds and ends?  Take a look at our newest Pinterest board

And finally... we're happy to post if you can't get along to Pittenweem!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Dewberry in Amitola Grande

Dewberry pattern by Hilary Smith Callis, available to buy on Ravelry
Dewberry is a versatile accessory that can be worn bunched up like cowl or pulled down over your shoulders like a poncho

Knitted in our new Louisa Harding Amitola Grande it feels AMAZING.  And takes only 1 ball.

The pattern has two sizes and we've knitted the large one.   It starts like a top down shawl - you knit back and forth - then you join to knit in the round.

It's a fun and very quick knit (easy to do in a day) and has enough going on to be interesting but not so much you have to sit in silence and count!

With the Amitola Grande we would recommend you start swatching with a 6 or 6.5mm needle.

Pattern is available to buy direct on Ravelry or through their in store pattern sales at The Woolly Brew.*

5 shades of Amitola Grande available in the shop, see more here.

*Just a wee reminder that many designers have made their patterns available through Ravelry's in store pattern sales.  That means that you can buy a pattern in our shop and it will be emailed to you as a pdf which you can print out or use as a digital copy.  You don't need to have a Ravelry account but if you do (and you remember your username) it will also be stored there too.  Ask for details in our shop!

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