Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Illustrious Naturals in the shop!

Illustrious Naturals 100g/225m/£10.95

Illustrious Naturals is from West Yorkshire Spinners.

It's a DK thickness and a blend of 70% Falkland Wool and 30% British Alpaca.

We've got 5 shades blended from the natural fibres.

It's soft and woolly with a lovely bounce.

Our shop sample will be Copenhagen Calling by Isabell Kraemer, a double loop cowl.  It'll be in the shop soon!

Erika Knight Wool Local in the shop!

Wool Local/100g/450m/£12.50

Our newest 4ply is Erika Knight's brand new yarn, in 6 muted shades.

A blend of luxurious Bluefaced Leicester and hardwearing Masham, this is a local wool, with its roots in the heartland of British textile manufacturing.

Wool Local is a fleece to finished yarn in less than 50 miles.  Starting at the British wool auction in Bradford, the wool is scoured, combed, spun, dyed, steamed and hanked in the county of Yorkshire.

I'm working on a one hank project Heart Warmer by Justyna Lorkowska.  Patterns from Erika Knight will be arriving soon!

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

My Mama Knits trunk show!


Our first trunk show of 2019 is the return of My Mama Knits on Saturday 27th April!

Based in the Borders, Sunshine has an amazing collection of hand dyed yarns - beautiful and surprising colour combos and dye effects.  She sells through her own website and you can find her on Instagram and Facebook too!

If you want to meet the maker and buy in person visit The Woolly Brew on Saturday 27th April.

Friday, 1 March 2019

New Opal collection in the shop - Ice Cream

Our first new  Opal 4ply for 2019 is Ice Cream

A stripey effect, with broad shades bordered by narrower darker stripes.

As usual it comes in 100g balls (you only need 1 ball for a pair of socks).

The classic 75% wool with 25% nylon mix - warm and hard wearing and they hold their sock shape! 

1 ball makes 1 pair of socks, or 2 pairs of short socks, 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 for a baby.  Or how about mixing it up with our solid colour Socks Yeah 4ply.

Opal shades are limited editions.  That means once we sell out we are usually unable to get more!  We still have some balls from recent collections.  Including Monet and Butterfly.

New Pom Pom issue in the shop!

Pattern preview on Ravelry. Magazine in the shop!

Remember Pom Pom magazines  have a limited print run, although you can get digital copies at the Pom Pom website... the magazines are lovely and tactile and well worth the shelf space!