Monday, 20 March 2017

Thistles Galore

We have another set of dates for the Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft Project - Thistles Galore.

Project Co-ordinator Anne-Marijke will be at the shop on the 5th April (and 5th May) with her box of stash and book of ideas. Please come along and get some inspiration... and join this successful community project.

We've got a folder stuffed with thistle ideas and a Pinterest board too.

As usual you can knit, crochet or sew.  All items will be sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival in August. 

Money raised will go to two charities - MS Fife Group and the Pittenweem Community Library

You can read about previous years by clicking the links below...

Christmas in SummerIts a HootWinter WarmersCouthie CushionsFestive Flowers and Bonnets to Berets. These links will start at the end of each project, you'll need to scroll through them to see the full story! Over the past 8 years this project has donated £16,292 to different charities!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Opal Fresh & Juicy in the shop!

Hot on the heels of Illusion we have Fresh & Juicy from Opal.

Get it while you can!

Perfect for socks and more... As usual 1 ball makes 1 pair of socks, or 2 pairs of short socks, or (probably) 2 short cowls.

You could make 2 hats, or at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or several small gift bags.

100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or a jumper for a baby.

Ideas for your odd bits can be found here on Pinterest.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Inspired by Islay - in the shop

Kate Davies new book has arrived!

The book blurb...

 "In this stunning new collection with her own Buachaille yarn, Kate takes inspiration from Islay’s landscape to create twelve new designs. From modern haps to traditional kilt hose; from Fairisle hoodies to cabled cardigans; the designs are arranged in four “stories” each of which explores a different island locale. With their roots in Islay’s distinctive history and culture, Kate’s designs suggest the rich breadth and depth of inspiration the island affords, from the archaeological legacy of the Lords of the Isles to the poetry and song of the Islay bards. In addition to Kate’s patterns, this book brings together beautiful photography of Islay by Tom Barr with essays by four contributors who share their varied local expertise. Gordon Yates introduces Islay’s wildlife, Anna MacQuarrie explores the important legacy of Gaelic in the island landscape, Jane Hunter explores Islay’s geology through the intriguing medium of tweed and stitches, while Susan Campbell tells us more about the island’s handcrafts. Open the pages of this beautiful book, join Kate on a journey to the Hebrides, and you too will be Inspired by Islay."

The patterns...

photo credit - Kate Davies Designs

You can find out more information about the designs on Ravelry.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Rialto Sock - new shop sample...

New shop sample for Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock... in the newest shade 22.

The pattern is Reyna by Noora Laivola.  It's available for free on Ravelry and is a lovely project.

It's a simple pattern that includes bands of eyelets which give a wee bit of interest whilst knitting and a great effect when wearing!

I've blocked ours hard - so it's a substantial size for less than one ball of yarn.  You can make it bigger by adding more repeats.

Check out the pattern's project pages on Ravelry here.

We've been showing work in progress photos of this project on Instagram... you can follow us here.

And here's a wee photo collage of all our Rialto Sock shop samples (link to Ravelry)... it's a versatile yarn!

Knit Night, Reyna, Flax Light and Magic Stripes


Friday, 3 March 2017

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Arans Tonals - in the shop!

50g/90m - £5.95

New in the shop  - Muted dusky shades in Cashmerino Aran,  An interesting tonal effect in this super soft yarn.

3 new pattern leaflets too.  It is a standard aran weight so other aran patterns can work.

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