Thursday, 23 January 2020

new shop sample - starboard

A perfect sweater to show off the bright stripes of West Yorkshire Spinner's Colour Lab in Prism Bright!

Starboard by Alicia Plummer is knitted in the round from the top down.  It comes in sizes 2 years to 10 years and is very easy to lengthen for a tunic style.

Pattern is available to buy on Ravelry or in the shop through Ravelry in-store pattern sales.  Any DK yarn will work for this pattern... it's great for leftovers too.

new shop sample - Love Note!

New shop sample in Love Note - knitted in Rowan Alpaca Classic.

Love Note, by Tin Can Knits, is knitted in the round from the top down.  The original pattern uses two strands of yarn held together - a 4ply and a laceweight.  Our version uses one strand of Alpaca Classic.

The pattern gives two lengths - both quite cropped!  But it's easy to add more length.  Because it is knitted top down you can try it on whilst you're making it - to get the length you want.

The neckline is also finished at the end... so if you'd rather it was lower and looser you can do that too.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and you can buy it in the shop through Ravelry in-store sales.

You can see other versions of Love Note here.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

NEW book - Mason Dixon Knitting Field Guide

New in the shop - a field guide from Mason Dixon knitting - a masterclass with Kaffe Fassett using Rowan Felted Tweed!

The blurb... "Think of this Field Guide as a master class with Kaffe, a chance to play and learn, have fun, and surprise yourself. Although some of the designs may look complicated to you at first glance, they are all based on the basic stripe, either solid or stranded. And they all use the same yarn—our beloved Rowan Felted Tweed. Once you figure out your gauge and needle size, you’re set for multiple projects, and you will even have yarn left over from one project that you can then put to use in another."

Check out the patterns and explosion of colour on Ravelry.  Buy the book and yarn in the shop!

New Opal 4ply - with sparkle!

Along with Fairytale, we have a second new collection from Opal - the sparkly Magic Sky.

Limited edition as usual!

New Opal 4ply - Fairytale!

Ending 2019 with two new Opal 4ply collections!

First up - Fairytale in the classic wool/nylon blend.

One 100g ball has lots of possibilities...
1 pair of socks, or 
2 pairs of short socks, or 
1 long or 2 short cowls. 
You could make 2 hats, or 
at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or 
several small gift bags or 
20 small bunting flags!   
100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or 
a jumper/cardigan for a baby (check out our work-in-progress Flax Light in Opal Hundertwassers)

Like most of the Opal sock yarn collections, this is limited in supply.  Once it is gone... it is gone.